Health

  • 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,

  • Cases of whooping cough confirmed at local schools

    Cases of whooping cough confirmed at local schools

    BLUE HILL — Eleven cases of whooping cough, a highly contagious respiratory disease, have been confirmed at George Stevens Academy (GSA) since the beginning of November, said GSA School Nurse Nikki Jaffray. A case was also recently confirmed at Ellsworth Elementary-Middle School (EEMS), according to a letter to parents from EEMS school nurse, Melissa L.

  • Free vascular screenings set

    ELLSWORTH — Bucksport Regional Health Center will be offering a free vascular screening in the Ellsworth location, Coastal Health Center, 37 Commerce Park, on Tuesday, Jan. 22, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Dr. Stephen Nightingale, BRHC physician, internist and expert in vascular conditions, will be conducting the screenings. Anyone suffering from painful varicose veins, leg

  • Area blood drives scheduled

    ELLSWORTH — The American Red Cross is holding three upcoming blood drives in Hancock County. The Red Cross encourages people to help meet the urgent need for blood and platelets by resolving to give blood this January – National Blood Donor Month. Drives are scheduled at VFW Post 109 in Ellsworth on Tuesday, Jan. 15,

  • Health center adds walk-in care hours

    BUCKSPORT — Bucksport Regional Health Center is expanding its walk-in care hours at its Bucksport location, located at 110 Broadway. The hours are expanding from the current Saturday hours to also include a Monday through Friday schedule. Beginning Monday, Feb. 4, the center will offer walk-in care from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. during the week.