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Better Than Antibiotics, it’s a Fecal Transplant!

A fecal transplant is exactly what it sounds like. Feces from one person (the donor) being put into another's colon (the donee). There's a big "ewwwwwwe" factor here but there are also some important health benefits....believe it or not!

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Our Hospital at MaineGeneral Facebook

Augusta’s New Hospital Gets a New Name: ‘Alfond Center for Health’

The new Maine General Hospital has a new name for the new regional hospital. It will be called the ‘Alfond Center for Health.’ The new name was decided recently by the board of Maine General Health. They wanted to recognize the overall generosity of the Alfond family and foundation.

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Matthew Peyton, Getty Images

‘Get Fit Fridays’ – Win a One Year Membership to the Kennebec Valley YMCA

We're back with another round of 'Lose it with the Y.' Join us on the Moose Morning Show every Friday for helpful healthy hints from the Kennebec Valley YMCA. It's 'Get Fit Fridays!' Plus, you can win a 1 year membership to the KVYMCA.

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John Moore, Getty Images

Flu Season Focusing Attention on ‘Paid Sick Day’ Issue

This flu season is drawing attention to the issues around mandatory paid sick leave. Not so much for those who have it, but for those who do not.  More than 40 million people in the work force do not have paid sick days. So, when they are sick, if they do not work, they do not get paid.

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Sale of Old Augusta Hospital is a Done Deal [VIDEO]

Augusta East Redevelopment Corporation, headed by developer Kevin Mattson, has purchased the current Maine General Medical Center property on Augusta's east side for $2.5 million. That's a wicked lotta dollars, huh?

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Youth Soccer League to Fight Flu By Outlawing High-Fives

Everyone knows you can’t use your hands in soccer, but that’s causing quite a stir in New York City.

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Joe Raedle,Getty Images

Maine Lawmakers Learn More about Guns + Mental Health Issues

This would have been very interesting to attend. It was an informational meeting with law enforcement and lawmakers on gun violence. The take away message for those who attended was that in order find the solutions, we need to dig deeper into the mental health issues not just the kinds of weapons used.

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Pascal Le Segretain, Getty Images

Maine Slips on the ‘Tobacco-Use Report Card’

 

Maine slips from a ‘B’ to a ‘D’ in the tobacco-use report card. More and more services are being cut and people are having to use their own resources to quit smoking. Plus, there is now a lower tax than many other states. Those are the primary reasons for the slide.

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Where Are the Happiest Cities to Work?

Not everybody can go to work with a smile on his or her face. However, there are places in America where that actually is the case.

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Scott Barbour, Getty Images

Portland, ME is One of the Healthiest Places to Live…If You’re a Woman

'Women’s Health Magazine' has named Portland, Maine as one of the healthiest cities in the United States for a woman to live. The magazine’s ranked cities in 41 categories that included nutrition, cost of living and cancer rates.

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