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These Seemingly Harmless Caterpillars Spotted All Over Maine Can Cause Some Health Problems

It's a pretty common occurrence around Maine to see brown tailed moth webs in trees. Most people find these webs to be harmless and nothing more than an eyesore...

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Acadia National Park - DJ Fred photo
Acadia National Park - DJ Fred photo

Acadia Makes List Of National Parks For Visitors To Use Tick Caution

This is probably no surprise to you if you live in the state of Maine but here it is. If you are planning to spend your summer at Acadia National Park you need to plan as if you are heading into the Maine woods and that means ' tick repellent'

Fact is many parks on the east coast have come up positive for the little devils that can contaminate their host with Lyme Disease...

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Maine Kids are Back on the Field, What You Should Know About Concussions.

Contact sports can result in head injuries and concussions. A blow, jolt or violent shaking of the head can lead to the brain's normal functions being affected...

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Justin Sullivan, Getty Images
Justin Sullivan, Getty Images

Want To Live Longer? Move To Portland, Maine

A new study just released from Stanford, MIT, Harvard, McKinsey, and the U.S. Treasury looks at what are America's longest-living cities. The study, published in The Journal of the American Medical Association, used income versus life expectancy in a sample involving more than 1.4 billion person-year observations of Americans between the ages of 40 to 76. After comparing the taxes people earned to life expectancy and where they lived, they found some places were better than the rest for living longer, depending on your income.

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SomersetPublicHealth.org
SomersetPublicHealth.org

Free Meals for Kids 18 and Under in Somerset County this Summer [VIDEO]

Taylor Cipriano joined us to talk about a great initiative from Somerset Public Health. This program offers free meals to kids 18 and under throughout the summer.

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My feet
My feet

Today, June 1, is ‘National Go Barefoot Day’

Today, June 1, is ‘National Go Barefoot Day’. I can’t say I walk around work barefoot, but on occasion I do walk around the office in socks.

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Dr. Melanie Thompson from MaineGeneral
Dr. Melanie Thompson from MaineGeneral

Maine General Hosts ‘Ladies Lifestyle Expo’ on Saturday [INTERVIEW]

Dr. Melanie Thompson of MaineGeneral joined us this morning to talk about a free, fun and informative event happening for women on Saturday (5/16/2015). The Ladies Lifestyle Expo goes from 9-noon at the Alfond Center for Health (the new hospital) on the Old Belgrade Road in Augusta.

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fingers

Would You Go to the Doctor Or Take the “Wait + See” Approach?

I have a health question. Like Doc McStuffins I have a diagnosis and think I know what it might be, but thought I'd get some use out of seemingly small issue in a post. Has anyone else felt a tingly sensation in their left pinky finger and ring finger? 

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Maine is Near the Bottom When it Comes to Doctors

Another day, another state-by-state ranking, this time it's a ranking on where Maine sits when it comes to doctors.

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thomasjohn-veilleux.com
thomasjohn-veilleux.com

Maine Loses Ground in National Health Ranking

In a national study, Maine fell by four states in national ranking since last year when it comes to health. Last year, Maine came in 16th healthiest and this year we’re 20th.

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