Health

  • Park service epidemiologist to speak about public health

    Park service epidemiologist to speak about public health

    BAR HARBOR — National Park Service (NPS) epidemiologist Danielle Buttke will speak about her work responding to urgent and emergent public health issues in over 400 national park units at College of the Atlantic’s next Human Ecology Forum in McCormick Lecture Hall on Tuesday, Sept. 19, at 4:10 p.m. The talk is free and open

  • May through August births announced

    May through August births announced

    BAR HARBOR — The following births were announced by Mount Desert Island Hospital in May, July and August. A daughter, Sophie Goodwin, was born at home May 1 to Felicia Staples and John Goodwin of Southwest Harbor. A son, Henry Fournier, was born May 3 to Caroline and Michael Fournier of Bass Harbor. A son,

  • Recovery coach training offered

    Recovery coach training offered

    ELLSWORTH — Healthy Acadia will offer a Connecticut Community for Addiction (CCAR) Recovery Coach Training at the Ramada Inn, 215 High St., Monday through Thursday, Sept. 25-28. The 30-hour program will meet from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day. Participants will be expected to complete an additional two hours of independent study daily to

  • King faults feds in opioid crisis

    King faults feds in opioid crisis

    BAR HARBOR — The federal government can and should do more to help stem the nation’s opioid addiction crisis, U.S. Sen. Angus King said at a forum at Mount Desert Island High School Tuesday afternoon. The military’s inability to stop more than a small percentage of illegal drug shipments into the country is part of

  • CPR, first aid classes offered

    CPR, first aid classes offered

    ELLSWORTH — CPR and first aid classes will be offered by Maine Coast Memorial Hospital in the board room (accessible via Door C) of the hospital, at 50 Union St. The CPR class, which costs $40, will take place Monday, Aug. 28, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. The first aid class, which costs $30, will take place

  • Angus King to speak on addiction

    Angus King to speak on addiction

    BAR HARBOR — U.S. Sen. Angus King will be the guest speaker for a community conversation about opportunities, solutions and hope concerning drug addiction and mental health set for the Higgins-Demas Theater at Mount Desert Island High School on Tuesday, Aug. 29, from 5-6:30 p.m. The session, which is free and open to the public,

  • Luminary night rescheduled

    Luminary night rescheduled

    BAR HARBOR — The 16th annual Carol Dyer Memorial Light the Way to a Cure luminaria evening on the Bar Harbor Village Green is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 26, from 7-9:30 p.m. This event began 16 years ago by Carol Dyer’s friends, who call themselves the YBs, after Dyer died of a brain tumor. It

  • Nursing service goes islandwide

    Nursing service goes islandwide

    MOUNT DESERT — The Mount Desert Nursing Association (MDNA) is extending its home care and community health services to all of Mount Desert Island as well as to Swans Island and the Cranberry Isles. The MDNA has served year-round and summer residents of Mount Desert since 1949. “The demand for what we offer is islandwide,”

  • Hospital marks 120 years

    Hospital marks 120 years

    BAR HARBOR — Bow ties were everywhere during the annual meeting of the Mount Desert Island Hospital organization Monday in honor of Dr. Edward Gilmore. He was the hospital’s chief medical officer and retired this year after more than 46 years of service. The distinctive bows were found in table centerpieces, on cupcakes and in

  • Robinson to talk about teaching in Malawi

    Robinson to talk about teaching in Malawi

    BAR HARBOR — Linda Robinson, a certified nurse midwife, will talk about the past year she spent living and working in Malawi, Africa, when she visits the Jesup Memorial Library on Friday, Aug. 11, at 7 p.m. Robinson taught midwifery at Kamuzu College of Nursing as part of the Global Health Service Partnership, a partnership