Health

  • New medical approach is topic

    New medical approach is topic

    BAR HARBOR — Josephine P. Briggs will address the subject of precision medicine at an MDI Science Café at the Maine Center for Biomedical Innovation on the campus of the MDI Biological Laboratory on Monday, July 24, at 5 p.m. Her talk is entitled “Precision and Imprecision: Science and the Art of Medicine” or “What

  • Knotweed used to treat Lyme

    BAR HARBOR — The use of Japanese knotweed as treatment for an invasive Lyme infection is the subject of a class at the Whole Health Center in Town Hill on Saturday, July 22, from 9:30-12:30 p.m. The class includes a brief field trip for identifying and gathering the plant and a demonstration of preparing the

  • Hamlin to talk end of life

    Hamlin to talk end of life

    MOUNT DESERT — Dr. Charles Hamlin will give a presentation called “Mortality, Morality and Honor: The End of Life Paradigm” at the Northeast Harbor Library on Wednesday, July 5, at 5:30 p.m. The presentation will visit society’s attitudes towards death and dying with philosophy, humor and a little data but no dogma. Hamlin will attempt

  • Beloved doc hangs up his stethoscope

    Beloved doc hangs up his stethoscope

    BAR HARBOR — Dr. Edward Gilmore has seen a lot in his 46 years of medical practice on Mount Desert Island, but he’s still all smiles. The beloved physician retired at the end of May after caring for three generations of families here. He practiced at the Cooper Gilmore Health Center at Mount Desert Island

  • Medical center reception planned

    Medical center reception planned

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — A wine-and-cheese reception to meet Dr. Clarke Baxter from the Southwest Harbor Medical Center and John Ronan from Maine Coast Memorial Hospital will be held at the Southwest Harbor Public Library on Tuesday, June 6, at 5:30 p.m. Baxter joined the Medical Center in January of 2016. He and his wife, Kathy,

  • Birch Bay dementia symposium

    BAR HARBOR — Birch Bay Retirement Village, along with partners The Jackson Laboratory and the Alzheimer’s Association-Maine Chapter, will host a Dementia Educational Symposium at Birch Bay Retirement Village in Hulls Cove on Friday, June 9, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The symposium will feature sessions on “Genetic Variants and Environmental Risks for Alzheimer’s

  • Health centers merge, Painter named director

    Health centers merge, Painter named director

    BAR HARBOR — Mount Desert Island Hospital’s Family Health Center has merged with Cadillac Family Practice at 322 Main St. Drs. Mary Dudzik and David Painter, who helped establish the Family Health Center in 1995, are now accepting patients at their new location at Cadillac Family Practice. Painter has been named medical director of Cadillac

  • Blood needed

    Blood needed

    BAR HARBOR — College of the Atlantic’s Human Anatomy & Physiology class will host a blood drive for The American National Red Cross on Saturday, May 13. The drive will take place in the Thomas S. Gates Jr. Community Center from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. All are welcome. Contact Audra McTague at 341-3883 or

  • ‘Vaxxed’ to be screened

    ‘Vaxxed’ to be screened

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Dick Atlee will show the controversial film “Vaxxed: From Cover-up to Catastrophe” at the Southwest Harbor Public Library on Tuesday, May 9, at 7 p.m. “The film has been widely criticized as being ‘anti-vaccine’ by people who have never seen it,” said Atlee. “In fact, though, it is a story of fraud

  • Eaton aids sexual assault victims

    Eaton aids sexual assault victims

    BAR HARBOR — Health care professionals are often the first responders for survivors of sexual assault. To ensure a rapid, effective, compassionate response, Registered Nurse Vicky Eaton, an emergency room nurse at Mount Desert Island Hospital, has undergone specialized training for the past 10 years to help victims cope with and overcome the physical and