• Rural ambulance services in crisis

    Rural ambulance services in crisis

    ELLSWORTH — For more than 50 years, Americans have taken it as a given that when they call 911, an ambulance will come to the rescue. The ride may be expensive and the hospital far, but the expectation for the better part of a century has been that an ambulance will be there. In many

  • January births at MDI Hospital

    January births at MDI Hospital

    At Mount Desert Island Hospital in Bar Harbor A son, Henry Ropp, was born Jan. 2 to Heather Wheaton and Andrew Ropp of Northeast Harbor. A son, Julian Wood, was born Jan. 5 to Monica Stanley and Brian Wood of Bar Harbor. A daughter, Bellamy Rose Romano, was born Jan. 10 to Vanessa Crawford and

  • Tobacco cessation class starting

    MOUNT DESERT — Healthy Acadia is offering a free Freshstart tobacco cessation class beginning Friday, Feb. 15, at the Northeast Harbor Library. Sessions will meet on Fridays from 2:30-3:30 p.m. for four weeks. Freshstart, developed by the American Cancer Society, is designed to help smokers plan a successful quit attempt by providing essential information, skills

  • Free clinic to be open Feb. 4

    BLUE HILL — The Peninsula Free Health Clinic for the medically uninsured is open one Monday per month and the third Thursday of each month. The clinic’s next open day is Monday, Feb. 4, from 3-6 p.m. The clinic is located at 29 Hinckley Ridge Road in Blue Hill. Although appointments are not required, they

  • Tai chi classes starting in February

    ELLSWORTH — Healthy Acadia is offering free eight-week beginner-level “Tai Chi for Health” courses at three locations across Hancock County this winter. A $5 per class donation is suggested. Classes will begin in February at the following locations: • Bucksport — Fridays, 10-11 a.m., Feb. 1-March 23 at Bucksport Regional Health Center (110 Broadway). Info/registration:

  • CPR, first aid trainings set

    ELLSWORTH — Northern Light Maine Coast Hospital will offer CPR training on Monday, Feb. 4, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. for a fee of $40. First aid training will be offered on Wednesday, Feb. 6, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. for a fee of $30. The classes will be held in the hospital classroom, which is accessible via Door

  • New health and wellness practice coming to Ellsworth

    New health and wellness practice coming to Ellsworth

    ELLSWORTH — Drs. Derek and Megan Pinkham of Life Source Family Chiropractic and Ruth Moore have announced the introduction of new wellness services coming to Ellsworth. Moore is a doctoral student majoring in psychoneuroimmunology (mind-body medicine) and recently completed a highly successful three-week practicum in clinical aromatherapy with the Pinkhams. This led to discussions about

  • Pain management series starting

    BAR HARBOR — Healthy Acadia, in partnership with MDI Hospital and Health Centers, will offer a free, six-week “Taking Action on Pain” workshop series in Bar Harbor beginning Jan. 29. Sessions will be held in the second-floor conference room of Cadillac Family Practice, 322 Main St., Bar Harbor. The group will meet weekly on Tuesdays

  • New partnership to boost Cancer Patient Navigation Program

    ELLSWORTH — Healthy Acadia and the Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center have announced a new partnership with the Christine B. Foundation to strengthen the Downeast Cancer Patient Navigation Program. The Christine B. Foundation has joined the leadership committee as well as invested $10,000 in this program serving the Washington County cancer community. In 2008,