Health

  • Addiction education series planned

    Addiction education series planned

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Acadia Family Center will hold a free, three-part educational series about alcohol and drug addiction at the Southwest Harbor Public Library starting in April. Dick Dimond will lead the first session, “Addiction Is a Brain Disease,” on Wednesday, April 26, at 6:30 p.m. He will review the current understanding of how addiction

  • Beloved doctor to retire

    Beloved doctor to retire

    BAR HARBOR — After more than 46 years of service, Dr. Edward Gilmore will retire from medical practice at Mount Desert Island Hospital and Cooper Gilmore Health Center. His last day will be May 31. “We are honored and privileged to have had the pleasure to work with a physician of Dr. Gilmore’s caliber for

  • Drug take back is set

    Drug take back is set

    BAR HARBOR — National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day will take place is Saturday, April 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and area police departments are participating. Police departments in Bar Harbor, Mount Desert, Southwest Harbor and Bucksport have drug drop boxes in their lobbies. Community members are encouraged to bring in any unused, unwanted

  • Births announced

    Births announced

    BAR HARBOR — The following births took place at the Mount Desert Island Hospital in February and March. A daughter, Rin Raven Berry, was born Feb. 20 to N. Willow Yerxa and Stephen Berry of Clifton. A son, Wesley James Burne, was born Feb. 25 to Brittney and Ethan Burne of Lamoine. A son, Hunter

  • Triple-negative breast cancer target of DoD grants

    Triple-negative breast cancer target of DoD grants

    BAR HARBOR — Grants of nearly $2.8 million have been awarded by the U.S. Department of Defense to researchers at The Jackson Laboratory for research into triple-negative breast cancer. About 3 million American women live with breast cancer. Advances in understanding the biological and genetic profiles of individual cancers have contributed to better screening and

  • Longer lifespan subject of science café

    Longer lifespan subject of science café

    BAR HARBOR — Jarod Rollins, a post-doctoral fellow at the MDI Biological Laboratory, will make a presentation titled “On Defining Old Age: The Relationship between Health and Longevity across Species” on Monday, April 3, at 5 p.m. The talk will take place in the lab’s new Center for Science Entrepreneurship. The development of sophisticated tools

  • Rabies clinic is scheduled

    Rabies clinic is scheduled

    BAR HARBOR — A special rabies clinic for dogs and cats will take place at the Bar Harbor Fire Station on Friday, March 31, from 4:45-5:30 p.m. Each vaccine shot costs $12. All animals must be at least 3 months of age, in good health and not pregnant. Please make sure to bring cats in

  • Health fair planned

    Health fair planned

    BAR HARBOR — A health fair will be hosted by the Mount Desert Island Hospital at the fire station here on Saturday, March 25, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This free, annual event is open to the public and will provide an opportunity to learn about many resources for a healthy lifestyle. Wellness professionals

  • Smoking cessation class offered

    Smoking cessation class offered

    BAR HARBOR — A free group smoking cessation class led by Martha Bucklin and Kathy Mulligan of Mount Desert Island Hospital will meet at Mount Desert Island High School on Tuesdays, March 14 through April 4, from 5-5:45 p.m. Participants will make a quit plan, learn how to disarm triggers, overcome cravings and manage stress,

  • Author redefines mental illness

    Author redefines mental illness

    BAR HARBOR — Dr. Robert Gallon will talk about his book “Nine Dimensions of Madness: Redefining Mental health” at the Jesup Memorial Library on Friday, March 10, at 7 p.m. Gallon’s book challenges the widely held belief that mental disorders are medical diseases. The book proposes an alternative system to the current psychiatric diagnostic system,