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Northern Light Health COVID-19 update

Details: BANGOR — Northern Light Health is seeing an increase in young people being hospitalized. During today’s press briefing, Dr. James Jarvis said people need to follow protocol like they have been doing since the start of the pandemic. He said although more Mainers are …

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NY Health Department surveyor exposes NYC nursing home to

Details: Health department surveyors turned down on-site coronavirus testing, qnd didn’t need to show proof of a negative test. AUGUSTA — Lawmakers are proposing bills that would make it easier for beer, wine, and spirits to be delivered to your … WASHINGTON, D.C. — Maine’s senior senator is co

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Fauci, pressed on why vaccinated people still need to wear

Details: Dr. Anthony Fauci has indicated that a change in coronavirus health policy on the use of face masks may be coming, but he remained hesitant to say exactly when that might be. Read Full Article

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Enlarged lymph nodes common reaction to COVID-19

Details: BANGOR — Enlarged lymph nodes in the armpit is a normal reaction to COVID-19. Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center Women’s Breast Health Surgeon Susan O’Connor emphasizes the importance of mammograms when it comes to women’s health. “When you get your COVID-19 vaccine, a lot of

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Maine mask mandate to continue for now

Details: Nirav Shah and Maine Department of Health and Human Services Commissioner Jeanne L ambrew said there currently are no such plans in Maine. Democrat Gov. J anet Mills said back in March the mask mandate will not be lifted “anytime soon.” Maine’s mask mandate requires people to wear masks while in public settings.

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Makary responds to Fauci acknowledging COVID natural

Details: Johns Hopkins health policy expert Dr. Marty Makary joined ‘Your World with Neil Cavuto’ on Thursday and responded to Dr. Anthony Fauci calling herd immunity an ‘elusive concept’ while acknowledging herd immunity includes those already infected with COVID-19

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Maine officials welcome Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine

Details: AUGUSTA – Gov. J anet Mills, Health and Human Services Commissioner J eanne L ambrew and M aine CDC Director D r. Nirav Shah are welcoming the U.S. FDA’S emergency use authorization of the J ohnson & J ohnson COVID-19 vaccine.. In a statement, Mills called this a step in the right direction. “As soon as we receive our allotment, we will work with health care providers to get …

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More vaccinations available through Northern Light Health

Details: BANGOR — COVID vaccination appointments are easier to get than people realize, especially as new pop-up sites open for patients. “This is the right opportunity to remind people that there is no out-of-pocket cost to anyone getting a vaccination,” said Dr. James Jarvis, senior vice president physician executive for Northern Light Health.

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Federal COVID-19 funds heading to Maine health centers

Details: The release said the the health centers will use the money for screening and testing needs, as well as buying medical supplies. The department is sending more than $200,000 to Eastport Health Care, more then $250,000 to the Penobscot Community Health Center, and more than $286,000 to the Bucksport Regional Health center.

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Ellsworth vaccination site opens Thursday

Details: ELLSWORTH — A new vaccination site is ready to open in a converted retail store in Ellsworth. Northern Light Health is expanding its vaccination efforts by consolidating the Maine C oast and Blue Hill hospitals’ COVID-19 vaccination clinics. “We have been working on coordinating the clinics, trying to make our processes run smoothly to get our patients in as efficiently as possible

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California health officials under fire after state lab's

Details: 2 days ago · California health officials under fire after state lab’s COVID testing delays may be result of contamination. 0 shares. The Valencia Branch Laboratory continues to face controversy after a California Department of Public Health found “significant deficiencies” during a routine inspection in December.

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Drug overdose deaths have surged during pandemic, CDC data

Details: As the COVID-19 pandemic killed more than a half-million Americans, it also quietly inflamed what already was one of the country’s greatest public health crises: drug addiction. Read Full …

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Hooters girl Madison Novo says childhood health battle

Details: California health officials under fire after state lab’s COVID testing delays may be result of contamination The Valencia Branch Laboratory continues to face controversy after a California Department of Public Health found “significant deficiencies” …

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Northern Light Health to open Ellsworth vaccination clinic

Details: ELLSWORTH — Northern Light Health Officials are getting closer to opening another vaccine clinic. The building next to the Shaw’s in E llsworth is scheduled to become a fully operational COVID-19 vaccine clinic by April 1.. During Monday’s city council meeting, Northern Light M aine Coast Hospital President John Ronan updated councilors on the plan to transform the former Family Dollar

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How the pandemic affects mental health for teenagers

Details: Mental health providers say isolation mixed with depression and anxiety is a dangerous combination. They say the longer the pandemic lasts, the more they worry about how teens are handling it. “I think the pandemic has increased isolation which is …

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Penobscot Community Health Care receives $10 million grant

Details: BANGOR — Penobscot Community Health Care (PCHC) received a $10 million federal grant to expand Mainers’ access to healthcare. “This money is intended to both help replenish the losses that health centers experienced as a result of the pandemic,” …

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Rep Barr's heart health bill honoring late wife gets boost

Details: Rep Barr’s heart health bill honoring late wife gets boost from McConnell, Sinema 0 shares In a time where the parties rarely work together, Rep. Andy Barr’s heart disease research bill in honor of his late wife, Carol Barr, is getting a bipartisan boost.

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Mainers urged to explore health care options

Details: AUGUSTA – Soon, social media platforms and broadcast airwaves will be filled with a message urging people to explore their health insurance coverage options during the COVID-19 pandemic.. According to an announcement Tuesday afternoon from Department of Health and Human Services Commissioner Jeanne L ambrew, this message is especially meant for people who have lost …

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Collins' bill would expand seniors' access to mental

Details: WASHINGTON, D.C. — Maine’s senior senator is co-sponsoring federal legislation to make mental health services easier for older people to access. Republican Sen. Susan C ollins said the COVID-19 pandemic has forced many of Maine’s elderly residents into isolation. She said the self-imposed isolation also has strained family relationships. Collins said statistics show there’s a shortage

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10 Northern Light Health employees have tested positive

Details: BANGOR – A Northern Light Health official says 10 employees have tested positive for the coronavirus.. According to D r.James J arvis, that’s the combined number of positive cases so far for all of Northern Light Health’s 10 hospitals.. During a media briefing Friday afternoon, J arvis urged people to continue following the Center for Disease Control guidelines, including hand washing

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Racism is ‘a serious public health threat,’ CDC says

Details: Racism is ‘a serious public health threat,’ CDC says 0 shares President Biden’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention director has declared racism “a serious threat to the public’s health.”

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COVID-19 vaccine booster shot likely needed

Details: BANGOR — Experts say it’s likely a yearly COVID-19 vaccine booster shot will be needed. According to Northern Light Health spokesman D r.James J arvis, the current data shows the vaccine will be effective for at least six months.Jarvis said the vaccine has been available for such a short time it’s difficult to say how long it will protect people from the virus.

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Phillip Adams’ mental health ‘degraded fast’ after NFL

Details: The mental health of a former NFL pro who fatally shot five people, including a prominent South Carolina doctor and his grandchildren, “degraded fast” in recent years following his injured-plagued career, a relative said in a new report

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Doctor: Live as though COVID-19 is in your community

Details: BANGOR – The head of Northern Light Health’s effort to battle the COVID-19 pandemic says people need to act as if they are living with the coronavirus already in their communities.. During a media conference Friday afternoon, D r.James J arvis says the lack of a high number of confirmed coronavirus cases in certain counties was just giving people a false sense of security.

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Lackland Air Force Base in Texas new home to 100

Details: Approximately 100 unaccompanied migrant boys were scheduled to arrive Saturday at the Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas to be housed at an emergency intake site, Health and Human Services (HHS) announced. AUGUSTA — Lawmakers are proposing bills that would make it easier for beer

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Northern Light Health to renovate 2 rural hospitals

Details: BLUE HILL AND GREENVILLE — Northern Light Health will be renovating two of its hospitals. Chief Strategy Officer Matthew Weed said rural hospitals have become even more important throughout the pandemic.. According to Weed, Northern Light Blue Hill Hospital and Northern Light CA Dean Hospital in G reenville will be modernized to include 24/7 emergency departments, private …

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Northern Light Health offers workers voluntary furloughs

Details: BANGOR – Northern Light Health is offering its employees voluntary furloughs. Paul Bolin, a Northern Light Health senior vice president, said the healthcare company has no plans for layoffs, pay reductions or involuntary layoffs. Bolin said the company sent emails to its nearly 12,000 employees earlier this week to assure them their jobs are

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Jay Glazer's Unbreakable Gym Offers Mental Health, Adds

Details: FOX NFL Sunday’s “NFL Insider,” has been in therapy for years, so he got his therapist to essentially hang her shingle at his West Hollywood gym, Unbreakable Performance, to help people work on their mental as well as physical health. Members can get a 50-minute session or shorter, and Jay says it could be a lifesaver.

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Psaki says WHO report on coronavirus origin 'lacks

Details: White House press secretary Jen Psaki joined a growing sea of voices skeptical of a new report from the World Health Organization on the origins of Covid-19, saying the White House believes China has ‘not been transparent’ in releasing its findings

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Encouraging Americans to stay healthy

Details: WASHINGTON, D.C. — Maine Sen. Angus King has introduced legislation encouraging Americans to stay healthy. In a statement, the Independent senator announced that he has cosponsored the Personal Health Investment Today Act. The legislation encourages Americans to be more physically activity, while also offering incentives for healthier living by allowing people to use a portion of the …

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Fauci ties gun violence to a public health issue

Details: 2 days ago · Dr. Anthony Fauci, the top disease expert in the U.S., tied gun violence to public health in the country during an interview Sunday after a recent spate of mass shootings. Read Full Article

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Big Moose Inn's health license reissued

Details: The state issued a health violation citation to the Big Moose Inn’s owners after an initial complaint alleging customers were not wearing masks. Additionally, according to a state health inspector’s report, the number of people at the reception exceeded the number of people allowed by state COVID-19 guidelines.

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Ron DeSantis signs bill protecting Florida businesses

Details: Ron DeSantis signs bill protecting Florida businesses, health care centers from ‘frivolous COVID-19’ lawsuits 0 shares Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Monday signed a bill that aims to protect Florida businesses and health care centers from coronavirus-related lawsuits.

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Marvin Hagler health update before death sparks anti

Details: A health update on Marvelous Marvin Hagler hours before the boxing legend died Saturday night raised eyebrows. Read Full Article. Local News. View More Local News . April 13. Big Gig wraps up 2021 regular season with “Pitch-Off Finale”

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Whitmer defends secret payout to former health director as

Details: Whitmer defends secret payout to former health director as Michigan GOP demands details. 0 shares. Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer defended her administration’s controversial payouts to three departing state officials. Read Full Article. Local News. View More Local News . April 6.

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Ellen DeGeneres recalls rushing wife Portia de Rossi to

Details: Ellen DeGeneres provides an update on her wife Portia de Rossi’s health after she was hospitalized for appendicitis. Read Full Article. Local News. View More Local News . April 18. UMaine Police asking for the public’s help after social media threat.

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Florida Keys to see release of first genetically modified

Details: Collins’ bill would expand seniors’ access to mental health care WASHINGTON, D.C. — Maine’s senior senator is co-sponsoring federal legislation to make mental health services easier for …

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Bill to implement early mental health interventions

Details: AUGUSTA — Lawmakers are discussing a bill aimed at helping those with mental health disorders. Mental health treatment and awareness continue to grow across the nation and here in Maine. Sen. Cathy Breen, a Democrat from Cumberland, is sponsoring the bill which would make early interventions more affordable.

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Marvin Hagler health update before death sparks anti

Details: A health update on Marvelous Marvin Hagler hours before the boxing legend died Saturday night raised eyebrows. Read Full Article. Local News. View More Local News . April 20. Tangled: Part One – Controversial proposed regulations for Maine Lobster Fishery.

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Northern Light Health becoming more flexible as vaccines

Details: BANGOR — Northern Light Health says they are focused on flexibility as the vaccination effort continues and scheduling needs, as well vaccine supply, change. Dr. James Jarvis said Northern Light Health is staying nimble and adjusting their hours and appointments based on vaccine supply and are communicating frequently with their clinics in every community.

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L.A. County Supervisor Enraged Health Dept. Allows Clinics

Details: The L.A. County Dept. of Public Health is allowing clinics to throw unused vaccines in the trash rather than inoculate thousands of residents who are desperate to get the shot, and it has enraged at least one county leader who is on a mission to reverse this insane policy.

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NYC health commissioner cheers Biden celebrations, day

Details: New York City Health Committee Chair Mark D. Levine on Saturday cheered a large crowd of New Yorkers celebrating Joe Biden’s presidential victory but a day later warned that the city was in the midst of a “2nd wave” with cases and hospitalizations piling up.

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Sara Gideon's take on health care

Details: HERMON – There are 25 days until M aine’s election and health care is one of Sara G ideon’s top issues. As we enter the final weeks of Maine’s competitive senate race, Sara Gideon held a town hall to highlight the need for affordable health care.. Gideon made her pitch for her “Health Care is on the Ballot” campaign in her battle against republican U.S. Senator S usan C ollins.

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Patients First health care package announced

Details: The Patients First health care package includes four proposals that, Jackson said, will advocate for Maine health consumers, protect against surprise billing practices and limit the cost of insulin for some people. Speaker of the House Sara Gideon has two bills in …

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Logging accident leaves man dead

Details: CHARLESTON — A man died as a result of a logging accident Sunday afternoon. According to the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office, a male was hit with a log while operating a tractor on School Road in Charleston. Sheriff’s deputies were called at …

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New Bangor psychiatric center nearly complete

Details: BANGOR - A change in leadership in Augusta means a change in how a new mental health hospital in Bangor will be operated. The new psychiatric facility is …

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Teen charged with arson in Calais

Details: CALAIS – The state fire marshal’s office has charged a teenager with allegedly setting fire to her room at a mental health clinic in Calais.. Investigators say it happened Monday at the Aroostook Mental Health Clinic Children’s Project on Palmer Street.. According to a statement from public safety spokesman Steve McCausland, the 17-year-old girl tried to set fire to her mattress and

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Dez Bryant Wants to Be a Life Coach for NFL Players with

Details: The 32-year-old wide receiver tells TMZ Sports he has a plan to become a mentor/life coach for struggling athletes … with a focus on tending to their mental health. “Depression and anxiety, all that s**t is real, man,” Bryant told us during a recent outing in …

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Harvey Weinstein's Nearly Blind and Lost Teeth, Lawyer

Details: Harvey Weinstein’s been indicted on sexual assault charges in L.A. and now faces extradition from New York, but he’s hoping to stay put because his health is failing… so claims his legal team. The disgraced movie producer appeared Monday …

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