Health

Mid Coast Hospital offers real help for long-term weight loss

Mid Coast Hospital offers real help for long-term weight loss

 

Mid Coast Hospital's popular Center for Weight & Lifestyle Change is offering two new classes: one class meets every Thursday, for 12 weeks beginning April 19, and the other class meets every Tuesday for 12 weeks beginning September 13.

Red Cross Blood Drive

Red Cross Blood Drive

Donation Types: Blood, Double Red Cell Donations

3/21 11a-5p at Carrabec High School, 160 North Main St, North Anson

Mid Coast Hospital’s Clinical Laboratory is Nationally Recognized and Certified for Excellence

Mid Coast Hospital’s Clinical Laboratory is  Nationally Recognized and Certified for Excellence

Mid Coast Hospital’s Clinical Laboratory is

Nationally Recognized and Certified for Excellence

The clinical laboratory at Mid Coast Hospital has been recognized nationally and recertified for excellence in services by the College of American Pathologists (CAP). The notification of certification followed an on-site inspection of Mid Coast’s facilities and equipment.

“The CAP review examines all of the records, processes, and quality control procedures of the laboratory during the proceeding two years and evaluates the competency and education of the staff and its overall management,” explained Sue Ross, MT(HEW), Laboratory Director.

“The high level of knowledge, skill, and commitment of all the laboratory professionals here at Mid Coast is the reason we are able to meet the stringent standards of the College,” she said.

Free Hospice Volunteer Training to Start in March

Free Hospice Volunteer Training to Start in March

 

CHANS Home Health Care Hospice and Volunteers Program is offering classes for individuals interested in becoming a Hospice Volunteer. The Volunteer Training Program will run for 10 consecutive weeks from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. on Thursdays beginning on March 1st in the conference room at the Hospice and Volunteer’s Building at 45 Baribeau Dr., Brunswick. A completed application and pre-training interview is required before being admitted to the training program.

This free training prepares individuals to deal compassionately and sensitively with end-of-life issues in a volunteer capacity.

Community Education & Special Events at Redington-Fairview General Hospital

In their on-going commitment to promote good health in the community, Redington-Fairview General Hospital will be offering the following educational and wellness programs. Programs are free unless otherwise indicated. All programs will be held at RFGH, 46 Fairview Avenue in Skowhegan. Call 858-2318 for more information and to register.

Cholesterol & Heart Health will be the topic of discussion on Wednesday, February 15, 6:00 - 7:00 pm in RFGH Conference Room #1. Presented by RFGH Hospitalist, Erika Pierce, MMS, PA-C.

Success Story will be held on Wednesday, March 14, 5:30 - 7:30 pm in RFGH Conference Room #1. Weigh to Go’s most recent success story, Veronique, who will share her personal journey with weight loss. She has lost 130+ pounds working with one of RFGH’s physicians and participating in our Weigh to Go program.

Chicken Health - Check your flock!

Chicken Health - Check your flock!

It is so important to check on your flock every day.  Usually you can do this when checking for eggs in a layer flock.  As you approach the coop make a quick visual inspection of your flock.  Are they curious about you?  Are they checking you out looking for treats?  Are they bright eyed?  It is pretty easy to spot a bird that is not doing so well health wise.  A bird that is sick may look droopy or uninterested.  It may not eat any snacks you throw down.  It may look the wrong shape, ie head pulled against it's body rather than alert and tall.  It may move very slow or not run away from you.  All these signs indicate a sick bird and it is imperative to SEPARATE the bird as quickly as possible so disease does not spread.  Get a medium sized box and put some litter in the bottom then put the bird in.   Put a small tray of water in there as well.

Coffin Elementary School in Brunswick Celebrates 5-2-1-0

Coffin Elementary School in Brunswick Celebrates 5-2-1-0

Students and staff of <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 />Coffin Elementary School in Brunswick recently held a Kindness Assembly during which they educated each other and celebrated healthy living.