Health

  • 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

  • Wound healing research backed

    Wound healing research backed

    BAR HARBOR — Vicki P. Losick of the MDI Biological Laboratory has been recognized as an “outstanding investigator” by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences for her research on wound healing. The designation carries a grant award in the amount of about $348,000 per year for five years, or a total of about $1.7

  • Drug Take-Back Day set

    Drug Take-Back Day set

    BAR HARBOR — The Mount Desert Island police departments will join the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office and others in observing National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, Oct. 28. Any unused, unwanted or expired prescription drugs will be accepted anonymously and for free. Drug drop boxes are already located in the lobbies of these law

  • Rotary to give polio the finger

    Rotary to give polio the finger

    BAR HARBOR — In honor of World Polio Day, the Bar Harbor (MDI) Rotary Club will host Purple Pinkie Day on Oct. 22 as a part of Rotary’s 27-year mission to eradicate polio, a crippling childhood disease. The Rotary club and members of MDI High School’s Interact Club will paint pinkies for $1 to promote

  • Local businesses support breast health raffle

    Local businesses support breast health raffle

    BAR HARBOR — In celebration of Breast Health Awareness Month in October, The Breast Health Center at Mount Desert Island Hospital will reprise its raffle this month, the proceeds of which support transportation costs for women on MDI, the outer islands and in Hancock and Washington counties. Raffle items this year will include gift certificates

  • Islesford restaurant boosts cancer programs

    Islesford restaurant boosts cancer programs

    CRANBERRY ISLES — A Hungry for Health fundraiser at the Islesford Dock Restaurant in September raised $1,317 for Healthy Acadia’s cancer prevention and treatment programs in Hancock and Washington counties. The event featured food and local music, with bands FrogPipe and A-Frame performing. This is the second year of the annual Hungry for Health campaign,

  • State grant boosts neuropathy research

    State grant boosts neuropathy research

    BAR HARBOR — The Maine Technology Institute (MTI) has awarded a $25,000 seed grant to Sandra Rieger of the MDI Biological Laboratory to study peripheral neuropathy, a condition that causes pain, tingling and numbness in the hands and feet and affects an estimated 20-40 million Americans. The one-year grant will allow Rieger to collaborate with

  • Compound could regenerate heart muscle tissue

    Compound could regenerate heart muscle tissue

    BAR HARBOR — Novo Biosciences Inc., a spinoff of the MDI Biological Laboratory, has received a two-year, $1.5 million Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for the development of a potential regenerative medicine therapy for the treatment of patients who have suffered an acute heart attack. The grant

  • Price joins health center

    Price joins health center

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Dr. Grace Price is now accepting new patients at the Community Health Center and will be available by appointment starting Oct. 4. Price’s medical interests and expertise include family practice, prenatal care, family planning, chronic disease management and preventative health care. She earned her medical degree from the Warren Alpert School of