Health

Telestroke Network Helping Patients in Mid Coast Region

Mid Coast Hospital recently joined the Telestroke Network at Maine Medical Center's Neuroscience Institute. This development in telemedicine care provides residents in the Mid Coast community around-the-clock access to MMC's 24-hour, on-call stroke neurologists and emergency department acute stroke consultation.

The Telestroke Network—provided through the Maine Medical Center Stroke Program, a Joint Commission Certified Primary Stroke Center—establishes a video conferencing link between Mid Coast's Emergency Department staff and a MMC neurologist.

Local Artists Create Mural and Help Provide a Safe, Supportive Space for Children Exposed to Trauma

Local Artists Create Mural and Help Provide a Safe, Supportive Space for Children Exposed to Trauma

Portland, ME – Since May 31, a group of young, local artists have been busily working on designing and painting a bright and colorful mural in a space that provides group therapy for children who have been exposed to violence and trauma. Final touches will be placed on the walls of the Willow Room at Community Counseling Center this week-end and early next week, just in time for CCC's Community Open House on Thursday, June 16th.

A diverse team of artists, led by sisters Dani Fazio and Nicole Fazio, have volunteered their time to the project. 

"As an artist, being part of a community is important to me." said Dani Fazio. "When the opportunity arose to create a mural in the children's trauma room, I took it on with all my heart and spirit.

Inaugural Maine VisionWalk Aims to Raise $50K for Cutting-Edge Blindness Research

Inaugural Maine VisionWalk Aims to Raise $50K for Cutting-Edge Blindness Research

Portland, ME – The Foundation Fighting Blindness (www.FightBlindness.org) will host its inaugural Maine 5K VisionWalk on Saturday, June 18, 2011, at Payson Park on Baxter Boulevard in Portland, ME. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the Walk will start at 10 a.m. The event will raise money for research that will lead to preventions, treatments and cures for retinal degenerative diseases, including retinitis pigmentosa, macular degeneration, Usher syndrome, Stargardt disease, and numerous others. These sight-stealing diseases affect more than 10 million Americans of all races and ethnic groups, young and old.

“It’s devastating to watch a loved one lose vision and independence to a retinal disease,” says VisionWalk Co-Chair Kristine Hedtler, of Portland.

Barbara Bush to Visit Children’s Hospital That Bears Her Name

Former first lady Barbara Bush will visit and read to patients at The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital on her 86th birthday, Wednesday, June 8.

After the reading, she’ll be presented with a cake as well as a lilac tree which will have cards from the children hanging on it. The tree will be delivered to the Bush’s home at Walker's Point for planting.

The children will also present Mrs. Bush with gifts for her two dogs (one is expected to join her on the visit).

Wednesday, June 8

10 a.m. (Please arrive by 9:45 a.m.)

The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital at Maine Medical Center

 

Portland Mother & Son Fight Blindness Through Inaugural VisionWalk

Inaugural Maine VisionWalk Aims to Raise $50K for Cutting-Edge Blindness Research

The Foundation Fighting Blindness (www.FightBlindness.org) will host its inaugural Maine 5K VisionWalk on Saturday, June 18, 2011, at Payson Park on Baxter Boulevard in Portland, ME. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the Walk will start at 10 a.m. The event will raise money for research that will lead to preventions, treatments and cures for retinal degenerative diseases, including retinitis pigmentosa, macular degeneration, Usher syndrome, Stargardt disease, and numerous others. These sight-stealing diseases affect more than 10 million Americans of all races and ethnic groups, young and old.

“It’s devastating to watch a loved one lose vision and independence to a retinal disease,” says VisionWalk Co-Chair Kristine Hedtler, of Portland.

Silent Auction and Benefit Dance Club 302 June 24

Silent Auction and Benefit Dance Club 302 June 24

There will be a benefit to be held on 6/24 for BETHANY KING-  Beth is 19 years old and has been diagnosed with ALS (aka Lou Gerigs Disease) This is an extremely fast moving disease and the treatment costs are tremendous.   Tickets are $10 per person and will be available at the door   There will be a DJ for dancing and a silent aution from 6-9pm  Club 302 has a full service bar & menu available.   Even if you don't know the family all are welcome to come and show support.   No help comes to those who don't ask and this family really needs your help and support...

WIN A FREE YEAR'S FAMILY MEMBERSHIP TO THE FALMOUTH HISTORICAL SOCIETY

WIN A FREE YEAR'S FAMILY MEMBERSHIP TO THE FALMOUTH HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Come to the Museum and correctly identify that month’s object. One winner will be drawn each month from the correct entries In June, July And August.

The Museum is located at 60 Woods Road in Falmouth, down the road from the Falmouth police Department. It is open Saturdays from 10 AM to 3 PM except for holiday weekends.

On June 11th, the Falmouth Historical Society will be opening its museum for the 2011 season with free refreshments and tours. The opening program is focused on reducing our use of the earth’s natural resources and includes a fun filled and learning experience day for children, parents and grandparents of sheep shearing, Alpaca petting, wool spinning, herb gardening and special displays of 1800’s cooking utensils and Baker’s Chocolate memorabilia. Baked goods and herb plants will also be for sale.