Category: Prevention

Practicing Sun Safety: It’s Time Mainers Take it Seriously

little girl in pool with sunscreen
Maine is among the states that rank highest in U.S. melanoma deaths and our melanoma incidence rate is higher than both California and Florida! Luckily, it's one cancer that can be prevented and detected relatively easily. Catching the tumor early is the key to less invasive treatment and ultimate survival. Another key is taking the threat seriously and by taking precautions to avoid it in the first place. This article addresses detection, prevention, UV index guidelines, and links to some helpful resources. 
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Browntail Moth Season is Here – Get the Facts Now

Browntail Moth Caterpillar
The Maine Forest Service has warned of an increase in browntail moth caterpillar infestation in 2017. Although activity is at its highest May through July, cases have already been reported. 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.
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Tale of a Chronic Lyme Journey

Tom Stewart
Tom Stewart can pinpoint the exact day that his life was forever changed by Lyme disease. It was a day that his enormous energy dropped to nearly a standstill. Like most Lyme patients, he endured multiple misdiagnoses until getting the correct one. Through adhering to an aggressive and holistic treatment plan, he has gone in and out of remission. It's not an easy road to travel. Tom shares his story and prevention recommendations often, in order to raise awareness and help others. We encourage you to learn as much as possible about Lyme. By doing so, you can expedite a diagnosis or hopefully avoid it altogether.
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Elderberry for Food, Medicine & Health

Inspired by years of teaching germ-ridden high school students, Abbie has found ways of boosting immunity naturally through food. Since finding these immunity boosters, she has gone 10 years without a cold. She also started an elderberry farm. How’s that for a testament? Find out how they can help you.
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