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Maine reaches milestone in its COVID-19 vaccination effort

Details: This milestone is a testament to the teamwork of the Maine Department of Health and Human Services, the Maine CDC, the Maine National Guard, our health …

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Health Centers across Maine to receive millions from

Details: The funds will be used to deliver needed preventive and primary health care services to those at higher risk for COVID-19 and to increase access to vaccinations among hard-hit populations.

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Health officials offer signs, symptoms of blood clots

Details: Health officials offer signs, symptoms of blood clots after Johnson & Johnson vaccine Dr. Noah Nesin with Penobscot Community Health Care says …

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COVID-19 pandemic fuels attacks on health workers globally

Details: A new report by the Geneva-based Insecurity Insight and the University of California, Berkeley’s Human Rights Center identified more than 1,100 threats or acts of violence against health …

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COVID-19 vaccination expanded, Mainers 50 & older now eligible

Details: Northern Light Health expanded its coronavirus vaccination sign up availability to those 50 and older Monday afternoon. By Brian Sullivan Published: Mar. 22, 2021 at 12:04 PM EDT

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Vaccines guidelines for eligible teens at Northern Light

Details: BANGOR, Maine (WABI) - Northern Light Health is putting new guidelines in place when those 16 and 17 will be eligible to be vaccinated against …

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Northern Light Health to open Piscataquis vaccination clinic

Details: BANGOR, Maine (WABI) - Tuesday was a record day for vaccinations across Northern Light Health. Dr. James Jarvis says 4,339 people received a …

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Northern Light adds COVID-19 vaccination hotline

Details: Northern Light Health’s new COVID-19 vaccination hotline for community members 70 and over is 204-8551. Northern Light adds hotline (WABI) By Brian Sullivan. Published: Jan. 25, 2021 at …

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Nearly $4M in federal funding headed to Maine Health Centers

Details: Harrington Family Health Center received $240,653. Islands Community Medical Services received $15,424. Maine Mobile Health Program received $188,431. Sebasticook Family Doctors received $221,666.

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Hannaford to offer COVID-19 vaccines at 35 Maine pharmacies

Details: In November, Hannaford was approved by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to provide COVID-19 vaccinations and signed with the Centers for Disease Control to be a recipient of vaccines.

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COVID-19 outbreaks grow at Orono, Dexter long term care

Details: AUGUSTA, Maine (WABI) -The Maine CDC says there are nearly 100 cases of COVID-19 in an outbreak at a long term care facility in Orono. Orono Commons is reporting 98 cases as of Wednesday night.

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Maine’s COVID-19 vaccination plan expands next week to

Details: Although vaccinations have begun, COVID-19 remains a serious public health crisis and Maine people should continue to heed all health and safety …

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CDC to meet Friday to discuss J&J COVID vaccine pause

Details: 2 days ago · The Johnson & Johnson vaccine is in limbo in the U.S. after federal health advisers said last week they needed more evidence to decide if a handful of unusual blood clots were linked to the shot.

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Maine COVID-19 vaccine sites preparing for eligibility

Details: Northern Light Health coronavirus vaccination clinics are preparing for increases in the state’s age based eligibilities in the weeks and months ahead. By Brian Sullivan Published: Mar. 17, 2021

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Northern Light will not use state’s COVID-19 vax

Details: BANGOR, Maine (WABI) - Northern Light Health does not plan to use the state’s newly launched coronavirus vaccine pre-registration website. The …

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Maine contact tracing efforts to be expanded

Details: Full statement from the Office of the Governor: Governor Janet Mills announced Tuesday that the Maine Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is …

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Nearly $1 million in federal funds will be used to support

Details: The Maine Emergency Management Agency is the direct recipient of this award and will transfer the funds to DHHS. Visit the Maine DHHS Office of Behavioral Health for mental health …

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St. Joseph Healthcare outsourcing jobs

Details: Covenant Health is teaming up with Ensemble Health Partners to manage its coding and billing departments. Karen Sullivan of Covenant Health says 77 employees will be impacted in Bangor.

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Maine DHHS launches program to help people cope with COVID

Details: The Maine Department of Health and Human Services announced today the launch of StrengthenME, an initiative to help Maine people cope with the …

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Maine HRC report: St. Mary's employees displayed

Details: "Covenant Health and St. Mary's Health System does not tolerate or condone discrimination or harassment of any kind, for any reason. We also do not tolerate any violation of our patients' privacy

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Vaccination efforts continue in Maine as state awaits

Details: Dr. Jarvis says Northern Light Health is looking at ways to increase the number of available appointments based on supply. The newly authorized Johnson and Johnson vaccine will help.

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Hollowed out public health system faces more cuts amid virus

Details: The U.S. public health system has been starved for decades and lacks the resources to confront the worst health crisis in a century. Marshaled against a virus that has sickened at least 2.6

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Biden opens ‘Obamacare’ window for uninsured as COVID rages

Details: The regulatory changes Biden is asking federal health officials to undertake aren't likely to happen overnight because hastily written rules are more easily overturned in court.

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PCHC opens COVID-19 vax to patients 18-49 with underlying

Details: BANGOR, Maine (WABI) - Penobscot Community Health Care has started vaccinating PCHC patients ages 18 to 49 with underlying health conditions. PCHC vaccinated 300 people at …

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AP FACT CHECK: Trump, GOP distort on health care, vote fraud

Details: Democratic attacks on Republican efforts to repeal the health law and weaken preexisting condition protections proved successful in the 2018 midterms, when Democrats won back control of the House.

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Proposed bill would close gaps in MaineCare and CHIP

Details: AUGUSTA, Maine (WABI) - A bill to close gaps in MaineCare and the Children’s Health Insurance Program was heard before the Health and Human Services Committee Thursday. Representative Rachel

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Medical officials urge woman to keep vaccine and mammogram

Details: BANGOR, Maine (WABI) -Women should not miss their annual screening mammogram because of the coronavirus vaccine. That is the important message from health …

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Maine places 5th order for COVID-19 vaccine doses

Details: AUGUSTA, Maine (WMTW) -The Maine Department of Health and Human Services announced Thursday that the state has placed its fifth order with Operation Warp Speed for COVID-19 …

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Public health workers fighting virus face growing threats

Details: Emily Brown was stretched thin. As the director of the Rio Grande County Public Health Department in rural Colorado, she was working 12- and 14-hour days, struggling to …

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Biden’s health team offers glimpse of his COVID-19 strategy

Details: WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden’s choices for his health care team point to a stronger federal role in the nation’s COVID-19 strategy, restoration of …

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Piscataquis County COVID-19 mass vaccination site set to

Details: Northern Light Health’s new mass vaccination site at the Piscataquis County Ice Arena will help get more shots in arms in the area. Until now, COVID-19 vaccines were only offered at Northern

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Nearly $6 million will go to five Maine health care

Details: The funding was allocated as follows: ·HealthReach Community Health Centers was awarded $1,014,873. ·Maine Hospital Association, Inc., was awarded $1,167,487.

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Northern Light Sebasticook Valley Hospital hosting

Details: The Health Fair follows the walk inside the MCI Wright Gym, 298 Main Street in Pittsfield. It goes from 9 a.m. To noon. Flu shots will be available, as well as exhibits, involving nutritioiin

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Telehealth helped save a veterans life, now he wants

Details: Maine Health Care System hosted VA Video Connect and Telehealth demonstrations at Togus in Augusta Monday. Using encrypted video to ensure …

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Local Maine pharmacies begin to produce hand sanitizer to

Details: The Maine Department of Health and Human Services issued an order last week allowing pharmacies that normally compound medication to do that. …

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Four Maine health care workers heading to 2021 Super Bowl

Details: AUGUSTA, Maine (WMTW) - Four Maine health care workers are heading to this Sunday’s 2021 Super Bowl thanks to the New England Patriots and team owner Robert Kraft.

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New enrollment window opens for health insurance shoppers

Details: (AP) – Health insurance shoppers stuck in a bad plan or unable to find coverage have a new option for help. A sign-up window opened Monday …

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Bangor Savings Bank gives out $1.2M to help community amid

Details: BANGOR, Maine (WABI) - Bangor Savings Bank has spent the last year giving back to organizations in Maine and New Hampshire. The Bank gave out $1.2M in gifts and grants to help with COVID-19 relief

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Biden expands ‘Obamacare’ by cutting health insurance costs

Details: The higher health care subsidies are keyed to the pandemic and expire by the end of 2022. That will let Democrats set up election-year votes to …

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Dunkin' puts temporary stop to use of reusable mugs

Details: Due to concerns about the spread of coronavirus, Dunkin' says it won't allow customers to bring in reusable mugs until health officials say the risk has lowered.

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PCHC receives $1.2M to improve telehealth services

Details: “Community health centers are the backbone of Maine’s rural health care system. During the COVID-19 pandemic, these medical providers are needed now more than ever,” said Senators Collins

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Stress-eating during the pandemic can lead to eating

Details: Officials at Northern Light Health say the urge to eat is a way to comfort or distract yourself from an unwanted emotion. Continuing to eat this way can lead to eating disorders.

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UMaine System reinstates previous health care plan after

Details: The existing supplemental group health plan has been in place since January 1, 2014, providing healthcare coverage and Medicare benefits for UMS’s 3,000 retirees and their spouses.

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Healthcare workers in Maine begin taking second dose of

Details: BANGOR, Maine (WABI) - Northern Light Health began the second round of COVID-19 vaccines Wednesday for certain healthcare workers. The two doses must be taken three weeks apart.

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Health official on leave amid political interference furor

Details: Caputo, who has no health care background, was the subject of news reports last weekend that he tried to gain editorial control over a scientific weekly published by …

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Snowstorm won’t stop Cross Insurance Center COVID-19

Details: Northern Light Health has spent the last 3 days constructing a mass vaccination clinic at the Cross Insurance Center. Despite a snowy forecast that clinic is scheduled to open and vaccinate 900

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Eleven grants awarded to support youth mental health in Maine

Details: PORTLAND, Maine (WABI) -Eleven organizations supporting young adults in Maine have received grants to help with mental health and wellness. The John T. …

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