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Browntail Moth Rash and Infestation - Get the Facts Now

Browntail Moth Caterpillar
The Maine Forest Service continues to warn of increases in browntail moth caterpillar infestation. Although activity is at its highest May through July, cases of the browntail moth rash can start as early as April. Find out what you can do to reduce your chances of coming into contact with the toxic caterpillar hairs and what you can do if you develop the rash.

Acupuncture and Self-Care for Insomnia, Anxiety, and Seasonal Affective Disorder

Man in Bed Sleeping
Insomnia, anxiety, and seasonal affective disorder are very common afflictions of our stressful society. Acupuncture and simple self-care techniques can help ease these complaints significantly.

Managing Stress with Adaptogens

Herbs with Tincture Bottles
Adaptogenic herbs have been used for their health benefits for thousands of years. Stress is one of the conditions they can help alleviate. Learn more about these herbs and how they can be used.

Update on COVID-19 Testing and Treatments

Vial with COVID-19 sample
As more Mainers have contact with COVID cases this winter, it’s important to know about testing and treatment options in case you develop COVID or are in close contact with a known case. Dr. Hagopian explains function and efficacy of various tests along with a few prevention a treatment options.

Safer Pain Management

Older Couple Riding Bikes in Fall
Pain relief doesn't start and end with ibuprofen and opioids. Learn about options that can help manage with possibly fewer side effects.

Magnesium: A Mineral for Modern Times

Magnesium Varieties and Qualities
Magnesium facilitates over 300 metabolic processes in the human body. Correcting a deficiency can alleviate many modern health concerns. Joel covers a few different forms of magnesium and explains what they can help with.

Are nutritional supplements really necessary?

Clear Capsules Spilling Out of Bottle
We, obviously, believe in the power of nutritional supplementation. But not every person needs supplements and not every supplement is created equal. In this article, Joel outlines when you may need supplementation and why quality matters.

Complementary Nutrients: Life in Balance

Your body is composed of multiple complex systems. This combination of systems requires a delicate balance of nutrients in order to run smoothly. Joel covers a few of these essential nutrients to illustrate this complex equilibrium.

Managing Homocysteine Levels for Better Health

Vitamin B
Homocysteine is an amino acid that plays a key role in important methylation processes. If it isn't processed correctly and builds up, it can cause cardiovascular issues. Learn a little more about how it works and how you can help keep your levels under control.

Lessons Learned from Browntail Moth Seasons

Browntail Moth Caterpillar on Leaf
Since we compound medications that help with pain and itching from the rash, we hear a lot of patient stories. We are in the unique position of being able to gauge, to a certain extent, the community health impact. We’d like to share some things we’ve learned over the years.