Health

  • 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

  • Maine Coast opening walk-in clinic

    Maine Coast opening walk-in clinic

    ELLSWORTH — Consumer demand and a growing population in Hancock County have prompted Maine Coast Memorial Hospital to plan a walk-in care clinic in Ellsworth at its facility off Resort Way. The clinic, which the hospital plans to open this summer, will be open seven days per week from 7 a.m.-8 p.m. Lab services will

  • Chefs’ Gala raises $55,000 for clinic

    Chefs’ Gala raises $55,000 for clinic

    ELLSWORTH — A multitude of merrymakers, more than 400 strong, streamed in to the sold-out venue at the Ramada Saturday night for fine dining, festivities and energetic dancing. It was the 25th Annual Maine Coast Memorial Hospital Chefs’ Gala, sponsored by Camden National Bank. Over $55,000 was raised at the event to fund mammograms for

  • Free clinic hires development director

    The Ellsworth Free Medical Clinic has announced the hiring of Joy-Constance Stratton as development director. Stratton will be helping the clinic find ways to be financially stable so it can continue to provide medical care to those who have no or inadequate health insurance in Hancock County. She has attended Seton Hall University, Harvard University

  • Open Door uses donations to expand staff, programs

    Open Door uses donations to expand staff, programs

    ELLSWORTH — Rosamond McLean has seen a lot of men — many of them lobstermen and clammers — who will scoff at the idea of spirituality. In her work as a substance abuse counselor at Open Door Recovery Center, she said some men can be reluctant to get in touch with their emotional lives because

  • Downeast births at MDI Hospital

    Downeast births at MDI Hospital

    At Mount Desert Island Hospital In Bar Harbor A daughter, Elizabeth Butler, was born Dec. 4 to Pierrepont Fisher and Josh Butler of Otter Creek. A son, Liam Stubbs, was born Dec. 6 to Meghan and Branden Stubbs of Great Cranberry Island. A daughter, Priscilla Wang, was born Dec. 27 to Yaqiong and Qiming Wang