Health

  • Plan offered to lower teacher benefit costs

    Plan offered to lower teacher benefit costs

    BAR HARBOR — Lowering the cost of health insurance for teachers and other school employees without reducing the level of coverage is a goal of Mount Desert Island Regional School System officials. Superintendent Marc Gousse thinks they may have found a way to do it. He’s suggesting something called a “gap plan,” which lowers premiums

  • Medical Mission seeks volunteers

    ELLSWORTH — The Hancock County Medical Mission has begun planning for its February 2018 mission to Dajabon, Dominican Republic, and is looking for help. The mission team will be led by Dr. Charles Hendricks of Eden Surgical Associates. The team will join volunteers from other parts of the United States and Canada to provide surgical

  • Medicare session set

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Carroll Harper, president of Carroll Harper and Associates, will give a presentation about the ins and outs of Medicare at the Southwest Harbor Public Library on Wednesday, Oct. 4, at 3 p.m. Those turning 65 or older who have questions about Medicare benefits or eligibility are encouraged to attend. Audience members will

  • Free AED, CPR class offered

    Free AED, CPR class offered

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — A free automatic external defibrillator (AED) and hands-only cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) class will be offered by the Southwest Harbor and Tremont Ambulance Service and the Southwest Harbor Public Library at the library on Wednesday, Oct. 4, from 5-7 p.m. This class is not for CPR certification but still provides participants with current

  • 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