Health

  • Town boards endorse universal health care

    Town boards endorse universal health care

    The town boards in Bar Harbor and Tremont have joined those in several other Maine municipalities in adopting a resolution calling on the Legislature to design and implement a health plan that provides every Maine resident with comprehensive medical care. 

  • COA to require COVID-19 vaccine for fall semester

    COA to require COVID-19 vaccine for fall semester

    College of the Atlantic plans to require students, staff and faculty who will be working and studying on campus in the fall to be vaccinated against COVID-19. School officials cite the broad benefits of a vaccinated campus, including holding gatherings, sharing meals, resuming regular transportation protocols and a return to a more normal academic setting. 

  • MDI Bio Lab receives funding to address arsenic threat

    MDI Bio Lab receives funding to address arsenic threat

    The MDI Biological Laboratory will collaborate with the  Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention, an office of the state Department of Health and Human Services, on a five-year grant from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), to improve access to safe drinking water in Maine.

  • Vaccine rollout continues on MDI 

    Vaccine rollout continues on MDI 

    This past week, the staff of Mount Desert Island Hospital, its associated practices and vaccine clinics put 900 shots into arms. This was the hospital’s largest weekly allotment of doses, adding to the 5,753 administered to date. 

  • Additional vaccine clinic planned for Ellsworth

    Additional vaccine clinic planned for Ellsworth

    Northern Light plans to open a mass COVID-19 vaccination clinic in the former Family Dollar in the Ellsworth Shopping Center between Shaw’s and Renys. John Ronan, president of Northern Light Maine Coast and Blue Hill hospitals, made the announcement on March 15. April 1 is being targeted as the date for the first clinic.

  • How mRNA is revolutionizing vaccines 

    How mRNA is revolutionizing vaccines 

    In February, MDI Biological Laboratory held an informative, virtual webinar about how mRNA is revolutionizing vaccines. The Science Café discussion, hosted by Director of Development Jeri Bowers, featured guest discussion leader Elisabeth Marnik, who received her doctorate from Tufts University.  

  • Local organizations get grant 

    Local organizations get grant 

    Common Good Soup Kitchen and West Side Food Pantry are working to make sure families get the food they need. They have received $10,000 in grant funding from Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign to expand their reach to feed more local children and families. 

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