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2009-12-28 10:25:00

KINGFIELD, Maine, Dec. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Poland Spring Water Company joined first responders and firefighters from Franklin County yesterday for the inaugural emergency training and helicopter landing at the recently constructed Kingfield helipad. Poland Spring donated $6,500 to the Fireman's Association of Franklin County and helped secure Tax Increment Financing (TIF) money to build and pave the helipad, now located behind the Kingfield Fire Station. A two hour classroom and...

2008-12-11 08:30:00

PORTLAND, Maine, Dec. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Researchers are asking if cardiology patients receive intervention-type treatments, such as stents, too often and too quickly. In regions of the country where cardiologists perform high numbers of cardiac catheterizations to diagnose heart problems, patients may be receiving a treatment known as percutaneous cardiac intervention (PCI) more than they need or want, according to a study published online this week in the journal Circulation. The study...

2008-10-10 15:00:35

LEWISTON - "From Lance Armstrong to Aunt Martha: What Are the Benefits and Risks of Taking Non-Prescription Medical) Supplements?" is the topic of the second installment of a multi-part Mini-Medical School series being offered by Central Maine Medical Center and the Central Maine Heart and Vascular Institute on Wednesday, Oct. 15. Dr. Peter Sedgwick, Central Maine Sports Medicine, will discuss the effectiveness and safety of common dietary supplements as well as more complicated ergogenic...

2008-10-01 15:00:50

BREWER - The Maine Institute for Human Genetics and Health has announced the appointment of two new biomedical researchers. Both scientists will have faculty appointments with the University of Maine Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. Roger Phipps will be the first department head named at the research institute and will build a research team in bone genomics and cancer. Before coming to Maine, Phipps was a senior principal scientist at Procter & Gamble for 20 years, studying...

2008-09-08 15:00:00

Maine Medical Center dedicated its new 190,000-square-foot East Tower on Saturday, with former first lady Barbara Bush and Gov. John Baldacci attending the event. The new center includes units for prenatal care, labor, delivery and recovery, neonatal intensive care, and mother-baby units. It also is the future location of an expanded emergency department, and represents the latest piece in the hospital's expansion. "This is a very exciting time for all of us at Maine Medical Center," said...

2008-09-06 15:00:18

By Beth Brogan BRUNSWICK - A new $3.5 million urgent care and diagnostic center proposed to the state by Mid Coast Hospital as an alternative to an affiliation between Central Maine Healthcare of Lewiston and Parkview Adventist Medical Center is an "unfortunate" use of time, energy and resources, Parkview spokeswoman Sheryl McWilliams said. Central Maine Healthcare's spokesman, Chuck Gill, was more blunt. "It's yet another dumb idea from Mid Coast," he said. On Tuesday, the State...


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  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
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