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Local Hospital Makes Headway in Reducing Hospital Acquired Infections

| April 3, 2014

A local hospital says they’re data indicates they’re doing exceedingly better at reducing hospital acquired infections like MRSA. Shawn Cunningham takes a look at what the hospital has done to protect its patients. Aroostook Medical Center for treatment, can rest assure they’re less likely to contract anything else like MRSA, a hospital acquired infection. TAMC […]

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Free Diabetes Screenings for Diabetes Alert Day

| March 26, 2014

Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the Maine. More than 8 percent of adults living in Maine have diabetes, and an estimated 3.1 percent of Mainers have diabetes, but haven’t been diagnosed. That’s why Diabetes Educator Christine O’Meara, says having diabetes screenings are important. “We thought this was important and a great […]

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World Sleep Day

| March 17, 2014

I’m sure you’ve heard many people complain about how tired they are, and how they didn’t get a good night’s rest. It seems to be a daily complaint for most people, and Family Nurse Practitioner, Carrissa Hankins says it’s a good idea to have good sleep hygiene habits. “Going to bed at the same time, […]

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County Health Practitioner Weigh In On Healthcare Coverage Debate in Augusta

| March 6, 2014

More Mainers could be seeing more medical services by way of Obamacare and mainly Medicaid. A bill that’s been halted in the Maine legislature could be moving forward this week. The bill would expand health care coverage thousands of Mainers under Medicaid if approved. But the bill has been chiefly opposed by Governor LePage. Still […]

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County Organizations Encourage Women to Get Mammograms on World Cancer Day

| February 4, 2014

Raising awareness about the importance of regular mammograms – that’s what three county organizations came together to do on Tuesday. The Aroostook Medical Center, the Aroostook County Action Program, and Daigle Oil Company all teamed up to encourage women to take a big step in the fight against breast cancer and get screened. Sonya Dechene […]

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