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  • MaineHealth Cancer Care Network
    What is the MaineHealth Cancer Care Network? It is a coordinated system of care in which 12 MaineHealth member and affiliate hospitals, including St. Mary's Regional Medical Center, along with associated private practices, work together to deliver the highest quality cancer care to patients, as close to home as possible. The network will not only provide treatment. It will support MaineHealth’s continuing efforts in prevention and education.
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  • Dr. Dylan McKenney, Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist
    Listen to Dr. Dylan McKenney's radio interview to learn more about child and adolescent behavioral health services. Hear about the differences between types of therapy and mental health services and what is available here in our community.
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  • What To Do After a Tick Bite
    Lyme disease is the most common vectorborne disease in Maine. Ticks are already out and we expect the number of Lyme disease cases to increase as the weather continues to get warmer. May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month in Maine and we want to encourage Mainers to be tick smart. source: MCDC
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  • St. Mary's Expanding Telemedicine with Neurology Services at St. Joseph Hospital in Bangor
    When patients are faced with long waiting periods and driving long distances to see a medical specialist, telehealth provides a solution. With dedication and vision, teams at St. Mary's Neurology Associates and St. Joseph Hospital, both members of Covenant Health, have launched telemedicine services for neurology patients in northern Maine.
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  • St. Mary's Earns an "A" for Patient Safety
    St. Mary's Regional Medical Center was one of just over 800 hospitals nationwide to receive an “A” grade recently from the Leapfrog Group, for its commitment to minimizing the numbers of errors and infections. St. Mary's has maintained an "A" Grade since 2012, an exceptional accomplishment indeed!
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  • Jenny Cowie brings Commit to Get Fit Challenge to the Breakfast Club
    Jenny Cowie joins Matty B for the St. Mary's Community Connection Hour on the Breakfast Club on Maine's BigZ to talk about our 4th Annual Commit to Get Fit Challenge coming up on May 6th, volunteer services, and interpreter services at St. Mary's.
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  • Thank an OT Today
    April is National Occupational Therapy Month. Occupational Therapists (OTs) and Occupational Therapist Assistants (OTAs) are professionals who help people across the lifespan participate in the things they want and need to do every day.
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  • NCQA Recognition at the Highest Level
    Eight St. Mary's Health System practices have received NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Recognition at the highest level.
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  • Dr Kevin Kavookjian, CCS Psychiatry appears on Maine's BigZ the breakfast Club
    Dr. Kevin Kavookjian from CCS Psychiatry, located at 100 Campus Avenue, stopped in to talk about why he chose psychiatry, what kinds of disorders he commonly treats, and popular misconceptions about treatments for depression.
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  • Keep Your Feet Happy This Season
    Just in time for spring, two of our specialists share some tips on how you can safely and effectively partake in one of America's most popular sports.
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  • St. Mary's Awarded Top General Hospital 2016
    The Leapfrog Group announced today St. Mary's Regional Medical Center has been named a Top Hospital in 2016. Widely acknowledged as one of the most prestigious distinctions a hospital can receive in the U.S., the recognition showcases St. Mary's Regional Medical Center commitment to patient safety and quality. “Being acknowledged as a Top Hospital is an incredible feat achieved by less than three percent of hospitals nationwide,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group.
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  • Donate Life - Register as an Organ and Tissue Donor
    Last year alone, organ donors saved more than 28,000 lives. Since its debut on New Year’s Day 2004, the Donate Life Rose Parade float has become the world’s most visible campaign to inspire people to become organ and tissue donors. Won't you consider becoming an organ and tissue donor?
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  • Sleep disorders, pediatric sleep studies, the sleep lab, and more with Dr. Thad Shattuck
    Dr. Thad Shattuck of St. Mary's Center for Sleep Disorders appears on The Breakfast Club and discusses common sleep disorders, pediatric sleep habits, tips for healthy sleep, insurance coverage for sleep studies, how screen time impacts sleep and much more. Listen now!
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  • Breast Health, Cancer Screenings, and more with Dr. Catherine O'Connor
    Listen in with Matty B on Maine's Big Z, the Breakfast Club with his guest Dr. Catherine O'Connor as she talks about cancer screening recommendations, the St. Mary's affiliation with Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and our partnership with MaineHealth, differences we see today compared to cancer treatment of 50 years ago, and more. Listen now!
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  • Rheumatology, Building Strong Patient Relationships and More with Dr. Asia Mubashir
    Patients that come to me are usually experiencing pain and swelling in their joints. The most common diseases I treat include osteoarthritis, degenerative disk disease, tendonitis, and also diseases that affect the bone as we age, known as osteoporosis. Anyone over the age of 65 should have a bone density scan, which is a test to evaluate how healthy your bones are. Over the last decade, we’ve had amazing advancements in the field of rheumatology. We now have wonderful medications known as biologics that help alleviate patient’s symptoms and stop the progression of a rheumatic disease.
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  • Nine Local Students Graduate as Certified Nurses’ Aides Through the Ready2Work Program
    Nine local students graduated as Certified Nurses’ Aides at Lewiston Adult Education on Wednesday, September 21. Students successfully completed a collaborative program of Ready2Work provided by Lewiston Adult Education and an On-the-Job Training Program. “This program and the partnership between Lewiston Adult Education, WMCA, the CareerCenter, and St. Mary’s Health System, is an example of the success that can be achieved through the integration of education and training.”
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  • Screening Colonoscopies, Warning Signs, and More With Dr. Michael Sivulich
    Dr. Michael Sivulich appeared as a guest on Maine's Big Z Breakfast Club and talked about colon cancer, screening colonoscopies and the importance of early detection, our 80 by 2018 pledge, and more. You should have their first screening colonoscopy by the age of 50. There is no need to be nervous. By having our anesthesia department administer medication during colonoscopies, it allows our patients to wake up quickly, without a sleepy, groggy feeling. Remember, screenings save lives!
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  • Hip Arthroscopy, Sports Medicine and More With Dr. Jeffrey Davila
    Hip arthroscopy is focal surgery for the hip joint. The advent of hip arthroscopy has allowed us to look inside the hip joint and see changes happening in people in their teens, 20s, 30s, and beyond.... Treating an amateur athlete is really no different than treating a pro athleteIt. We all are machines, and we all break. The pro athlete probably has a greater intense workout program, but a serious, committed amateur athlete is really at risk for the same problems. Any active person who does repetitive activities and especially if they do them improperly is certainly at risk for getting overuse injuries or traumatic injuries.
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  • Telemedicine Expands Healthcare Access in Rural Communities
    One of the most exciting parts of telemedicine is the ability for us to treat patients who may not have gotten psychiatric care otherwise. We see people in emergency rooms, hospitals, nursing homes and clinics in areas where they don't have psychiatric providers.
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  • Radio Interview - CCS Pediatrics and Lewiston-Auburn School-Based Health Centers
    Cathy Roland, PNP from CCS Lewiston-Auburn School-Based Health Centers and Suzanne Stevenson, FNP from CCS Pediatrics join Matty B on Maine's Big Z Breakfast Club. Click and listen!
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  • School Based Health Centers Gearing Up for The School Year
    Keeping kids in the classroom, able to enjoy learning and hold their concentration is a valuable part of their education. When a child enrolls in a School Based Health Center, part of Community Clinical Services, they have access to onsite medical and behavioral health services at Auburn and Lewiston Middle Schools, Edward Little High School, Lewiston High School and Lewiston Regional Technical Center.
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  • Zika Virus: What You Need to Know
    Many patients have been asking about Zika virus and how to avoid contracting this virus here in Maine. The virus spreads to humans primarily through infected Aedes aegypti mosquitoes. It is NOT expected that the Aedes aegypti mosquito will be in Maine this summer. It has never before been identified here in the state of Maine.
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  • Sit Less, Move More!
    Is your desk job killing you? It’s estimated that 51–68% of adults’ total waking hours are spent sedentary.... I’m a big fan of altering your environment to make the healthy choice, the easy choice. So, you might consider doing things such as moving your trash can, fax machine, printer, and other necessary office equipment a few feet away, which will compel you to get up to use the needed equipment.
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  • St. Mary's Promotes Nurses
    Nurses promoted to the next level of the Professional Development Pathway. Congratulations to Sonja Theriault, Kendra Bailey, Barbara Chute, Katie Bishop, Tammy Jutras and Anita Rousseau. Great job!
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  • Dr. Derek Mittleider on Z105.5
    Dr. Derek Mittleider appeared on Z105.5 radio to talk about his specialty, Interventional Radiology.
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  • Raise Your Sunscreen IQ
    Sunscreen is a “must-do” for everyone, including kids. So, be sure your sunscreen is not more than three years old. You should apply sunscreen 30 minutes before going outside and reapply every 2 hours, more often if kids are getting wet and/or sweating. Read more from our blog, as posted in the "Ask Suzanne" column of Macaroni Kid Androscoggin!
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  • St. Mary's Nutrition Center Announces New Food Pantry Hours
    St. Mary’s Nutrition Center announced it will change its Food Pantry hours of operation, effective June 6th, to better meet the community need. The Pantry will now offer evening hours on Thursdays from 4 PM to 6 PM instead of morning hours, and will close on Mondays. The Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday 9 AM to 11 AM schedule will remain unchanged.
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  • St. Mary's Honored as a Leader in Healthcare Environmental Practices
    St. Mary's Regional Medical Center given Practice Greenhealth "Partner for Change" award.
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  • Summer Gardening Workshops
    Lots to Gardens lists their gardening workshops for the summer 2016 season.
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  • On The Fast(er) Track
    If you took advantage of the relatively mild winter to get some extra miles in, now it's time to kick it up a notch. And it’s all about making better time. There are tons of ways to shave off seconds, but here are a couple of tried and true practices.
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