Health

  • Rohrer to advocate for universal health care

    Rohrer to advocate for universal health care

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Jean Rohrer of Maine AllCare will talk about securing universal health care for all Mainers when she speaks at the Southwest Harbor Public Library on Thursday, Nov. 16, at 5:30 p.m. Audience members will learn more about the statewide grassroots effort and how to get involved. “For other industrialized countries, this system

  • Project to promote heart disease research sharing

    Project to promote heart disease research sharing

    BAR HARBOR — Jackson Laboratory-designed software for biomedical research is part of the National Institutes of Health Data Commons pilot phase, a multi-institutional and international effort to make research data findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable. The lab is piloting software specifically focusing on cardiomyopathy, a common disease of the heart muscle. This new online Disease

  • Gassman to practice family medicine, obstetrics

    Gassman to practice family medicine, obstetrics

    BAR HARBOR — Dr. Katherine Gassman has joined the Lisa Stewart Women’s Health Center and Cadillac Family Practice of Mount Desert Island Hospital. Gassman is a board-certified family medicine physician specializing in both family medicine and obstetrics. She is now accepting new patients at both locations. “As a family practitioner, I have the privilege of

  • ACA sign-up help offered

    ACA sign-up help offered

    BAR HARBOR — The open enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act (ACA), when people can sign up for or change their Health Insurance Marketplace coverage, runs through Dec. 15. Two ACA “navigators” will be available to help people enroll or make changes at the Adult Education office behind Mount Desert Island High School on

  • Grant to improve cancer treatment process

    Grant to improve cancer treatment process

    BAR HARBOR — A three-year grant of $161,614 from the Maine Cancer Foundation will help Mount Desert Island Hospital establish a new Patient Navigator Program. The financial, social and emotional aspects of health care can be overwhelming for a patient dealing with a cancer diagnosis. Even in a community-centered, rural medical environment, a myriad of

  • Open house to welcome new nurse practitioner

    Open house to welcome new nurse practitioner

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — An open house to welcome Family Nurse Practitioner Kary Davidson to the Southwest Harbor Medical Center will be held at the Southwest Harbor Public Library on Tuesday, Nov. 14, from 5:30-7 p.m. Davidson began seeing patients this September. Refreshments will be served. Anyone interested in meeting Davidson and Dr. Clarke Baxter is

  • Open enrollment begins

    ELLSWORTH — Downeast Community Partners, formerly Washington Hancock Community Agency, is part of the Community Action Navigator Consortium and is a partner in a statewide network of certified Health Insurance Marketplace navigators. Navigators provide free in-person assistance to help residents apply for and enroll in coverage through the marketplace. The open enrollment period for 2018

  • New findings on lifespan, health

    New findings on lifespan, health

    BAR HARBOR — “Living Long and Living Well: Is It Possible To Do Both?” is the title of an article published recently in the “Journal of Gerontology: Biological Sciences.” Jarod Rollins, a postdoctoral researcher at the MDI Biological Laboratory, was one of the lead researchers. The authors studied various parameters of health in short-lived strains

  • Breast health celebrated

    Breast health celebrated

    BAR HARBOR — The Breast Health Center held its sixth annual Wear Pink Day on Oct. 11 in honor of Breast Health Awareness Month. Hospital employees and community members wore pink attire to show support for the fight against breast cancer. “We wanted a simple way for everyone to participate in Breast Health Awareness Month,”

  • Harper to speak about Medicare

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Carroll Harper will make another presentation about the ins and outs of Medicare at the Southwest Harbor Public Library on Wednesday, Nov. 1, at 3 p.m. This seminar is for anyone turning 65 or anyone who is older and has questions about Medicare benefits and enrollment eligibility. Audience members will learn about