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Greg Michaels: Hernia Operation – Laparoscopic or “Open” (Conventional)?

Today was my consultation with the surgeon regarding my inguinal hernia operation at St. Mary's Medical Center in Lewiston with Dr. Eric Osborne. He is a cool cat. He went through what to expect before, during and after the repair and shared a few laughs.

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Joe Raedle, Getty Images

When Did I (Greg Michaels) Start Falling Apart?

I feel like I’m falling apart and I’m only 41. Now, I'm on cholesterol medication? Okay, this part is mostly or at least partly my doing. Over the past couple of years I’ve been getting lab-work done every three months mostly so my primary care professional can find the correct dose of Levothyroxine, a medication to manage thyroid.

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Scott Barbour, Getty Images

State To Offer Free Flu Shots To ALL Mainers

Maine is going to offer free flu shots to all Maine residents.  The Maine Immunization Program has flu shots and the nasal spray that were to be used for kids, the uninsured and certain other higher risk groups. But I was reading in the Sun Journal that Maine has enough on hand at the moment they can let it be used by all Mainers for free. If not, it will just go to waste.

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St. Mary's Medical Center
St. Mary's Medical Center

Where Greg Michaels Spent Part of His Weekend

Maybe you read on my Facebook page, maybe not, but over the weekend I found a lumpy squishy bulge on me. Sadly, my first thought was one of vanity, thinking I don’t want that to get any bigger. I debated whether to go to the ED/ER, but after some convincing, I did. Thankfully I was in and out of St. Mary’s Medical Center in Lewsiton in under an hour with a diagnosis and a referral.

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Dylan right after birth at St. Mary's in Lewiston
Dylan right after birth at St. Mary's in Lewiston

Dads, Remember When You First heard The Words, “I’m Pregnant?”

This one is for the guys or more specifically, dads. Do you remember when your wife or significant other, said, “I’m pregnant” for the first time? What was your initial reaction? Me, I was scared.

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Joe Raedle, Getty Images

Ticks + Tick Borne Illness Impact Mainers All Year And Can Be Deadly

I have a friend and her mom has been sick for a few weeks.  She was fine one day and within a few days she was in the ICU, she received the best of medical care and she passed away last week. It took less than two months. What caused all of this? A tick-borne disease called Powassan virus. This was Maine’s first documented case in about a decade.

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Mahala's Day Spa
Mac with Connie from Mahala's Day Spa

Mac Finally Relaxes…Thanks to Mahala’s Day Spa in Manchester

Jon and Renee have been encouraging me to get a massage for years. The closest I've come was with physical therapy after my recent back surgery.

People tell me all the time that I'm too tense and that I need to relax. My p

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Mahala’s Day Spa: Polarity Therapy Is Awsome

OH , Mahala’s Day Spa. I love this place. It is relaxing, everyone is so warm and kind and they know what they are doing! Just walking in the door I am happier. I have had a number of services from them, but this latest was AMAZING! I had a polarity treatment. I have had some polarity work done in the past. It is energy work to work with the energies in your body. But I have never had the wonderful results as I did with this treatment. I love Mahala’s.

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Ticks Are A Year Round Concern….Cold Does NOT Buy Us Some Tick-Free Time In Maine

I don't like ticks. Icky, gross and they can carry disease for people and animals. NOW it look like ticks are affecting us in cold weather too. They don't take a winter break.

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Sarah at Mahala's
Sarah with Jon's feet

Jon James to the World: Ugly Feet Need Love, Too…Thank You Mahala’s

Okay, so I go to Mahala's Day Spa at the Oakes and Parkhurst Mall on Western Avenue in Manchester. Sarah Allory is standing by a foot bath full of hot water waiting for me. I think I may have squealed with delight. Sorry. TMI....

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