Health

  • Survivor of suicide attempt celebrates her turnaround

    Survivor of suicide attempt celebrates her turnaround

    ELLSWORTH — “Castine was my eighth attempt,” said Jennifer Grant of Freeport. Grant was recalling her Nov. 24, 2015, attempted suicide in Castine. “What I understand is I had died right before they got there and they brought me back to life,” Grant said. Hancock County Sheriff’s Deputy Travis Frost, Lt. Chris Thornton, Maine Marine

  • How to strengthen your pelvic floor

    BUCKSPORT — The next time you’re driving to Bangor or Portland and wishing you’d taken a bathroom break at the last gas station you passed, try spelling your first name backward. That can trick your brain to stop urging your bladder that it needs to pee, according to Kacey Hutchins, a Blue Hill Memorial Hospital

  • Diabetes series starting June 7

    ELLSWORTH — The University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s free Dining with Diabetes Down East series will take place Thursdays, June 7, 14, 21 and 28, from 3-5 p.m. at the UMaine Extension Hancock County office, 63 Boggy Brook Road in Ellsworth. This program is free and open to anyone with type 2 diabetes or prediabetes,

  • Bucksport run could help a 2-year-old boy walk

    Bucksport run could help a 2-year-old boy walk

    BUCKSPORT — The parents of a young boy with a rare genetic condition are hosting a benefit Color Run this Sunday. The race starts at 9 a.m. at Bucksport High School at 102 Broadway. Crystal and Dan Harlan’s son, Dalton, has a condition called phosphomannomutase 2-congenital disorder of glycosylation, otherwise known as PMM2-CDG, or just

  • Hospice Volunteers conference May 18

    ELLSWORTH — Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County is hosting its annual Hospice Foundation of America conference on Friday, May 18, from 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at the Faith Community Fellowship church located on the Ellsworth/Trenton line. This year’s topic is “Transforming Loss, Finding Potential for Growth,” and will feature national experts in a recorded panel presentation

  • Diabetes education series starts June 7

    ELLSWORTH — The University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s free Dining with Diabetes Down East series will take place Thursdays, June 7, 14, 21 and 28, from 3-5 p.m. at the UMaine Extension Hancock County office, located at 63 Boggy Brook Road in Ellsworth. This program is free and open to anyone with type 2 diabetes

  • Tips for preventing skin cancer

    Tips for preventing skin cancer

    ELLSWORTH — Healthy Acadia is offering tips for Skin Cancer Awareness Month. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, over 5 million cases of skin cancer are diagnosed each year in the United States. This most common type of cancer is largely preventable, and starts with education. Childhood sun exposure and sunburns can cause skin cancer

  • Beth C. Wright Center Walk for Life scheduled May 19

    ADDISON — The 18th annual Walk for Life, a major fundraiser for the Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center, is scheduled for Saturday, May 19. The race will take off from the Addison Town Hall. As in years past, the event will offer walkers or runners a 1-, 2- or 5-mile route from the center

  • Fundraiser this Saturday to aid woman needing lung transplants

    ELLSWORTH — Christy Jordan Ryan’s friends and family are hosting a fundraiser Saturday, May 12, to help her in her fight with cystic fibrosis (CF). Ryan, of Blue Hill, needs a double lung transplant. Her supporters have set a goal of $80,000 to help with costs not covered by insurance. The event May 12 at