New HampshireMainePhocoena: A genus of PORPOISES, in the family Phocoenidae, comprised of several species. They frequent coastal waters, bays, estuaries, and the mouths of large rivers.Atlantic OceanVermontLegislation, Medical: Laws and regulations, pertaining to the field of medicine, proposed for enactment or enacted by a legislative body.Arthropod Vectors: Arthropods, other than insects and arachnids, which transmit infective organisms from one host to another or from an inanimate reservoir to an animate host.New England: The geographic area of New England in general and when the specific state or states are not indicated. States usually included in this region are Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island.State Health Plans: State plans prepared by the State Health Planning and Development Agencies which are made up from plans submitted by the Health Systems Agencies and subject to review and revision by the Statewide Health Coordinating Council.Sulfoxides: Organic compounds that have the general formula R-SO-R. They are obtained by oxidation of mercaptans (analogous to the ketones). (From Hackh's Chemical Dictionary, 4th ed)Formularies as Topic: Works about lists of drugs or collections of recipes, formulas, and prescriptions for the compounding of medicinal preparations. Formularies differ from PHARMACOPOEIAS in that they are less complete, lacking full descriptions of the drugs, their formulations, analytic composition, chemical properties, etc. In hospitals, formularies list all drugs commonly stocked in the hospital pharmacy.Adenoidectomy: Excision of the adenoids. (Dorland, 28th ed)Cat Diseases: Diseases of the domestic cat (Felis catus or F. domesticus). This term does not include diseases of the so-called big cats such as CHEETAHS; LIONS; tigers, cougars, panthers, leopards, and other Felidae for which the heading CARNIVORA is used.Bivalvia: A class in the phylum MOLLUSCA comprised of mussels; clams; OYSTERS; COCKLES; and SCALLOPS. They are characterized by a bilaterally symmetrical hinged shell and a muscular foot used for burrowing and anchoring.Anaplasmosis: A disease of cattle caused by parasitization of the red blood cells by bacteria of the genus ANAPLASMA.Tonsillectomy: Surgical removal of a tonsil or tonsils. (Dorland, 28th ed)Seawater: The salinated water of OCEANS AND SEAS that provides habitat for marine organisms.Health Care Sector: Economic sector concerned with the provision, distribution, and consumption of health care services and related products.Medicaid: Federal program, created by Public Law 89-97, Title XIX, a 1965 amendment to the Social Security Act, administered by the states, that provides health care benefits to indigent and medically indigent persons.Ecosystem: A functional system which includes the organisms of a natural community together with their environment. (McGraw Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed)Diagnostic Errors: Incorrect diagnoses after clinical examination or technical diagnostic procedures.Alcoholic Intoxication: An acute brain syndrome which results from the excessive ingestion of ETHANOL or ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES.United StatesPopulation Density: Number of individuals in a population relative to space.Breeding: The production of offspring by selective mating or HYBRIDIZATION, GENETIC in animals or plants.Population Surveillance: Ongoing scrutiny of a population (general population, study population, target population, etc.), generally using methods distinguished by their practicability, uniformity, and frequently their rapidity, rather than by complete accuracy.Education, Medical: Use for general articles concerning medical education.Disease Outbreaks: Sudden increase in the incidence of a disease. The concept includes EPIDEMICS and PANDEMICS.Geography: The science dealing with the earth and its life, especially the description of land, sea, and air and the distribution of plant and animal life, including humanity and human industries with reference to the mutual relations of these elements. (From Webster, 3d ed)Cats: The domestic cat, Felis catus, of the carnivore family FELIDAE, comprising over 30 different breeds. The domestic cat is descended primarily from the wild cat of Africa and extreme southwestern Asia. Though probably present in towns in Palestine as long ago as 7000 years, actual domestication occurred in Egypt about 4000 years ago. (From Walker's Mammals of the World, 6th ed, p801)Rural Population: The inhabitants of rural areas or of small towns classified as rural.Regression Analysis: Procedures for finding the mathematical function which best describes the relationship between a dependent variable and one or more independent variables. In linear regression (see LINEAR MODELS) the relationship is constrained to be a straight line and LEAST-SQUARES ANALYSIS is used to determine the best fit. In logistic regression (see LOGISTIC MODELS) the dependent variable is qualitative rather than continuously variable and LIKELIHOOD FUNCTIONS are used to find the best relationship. In multiple regression, the dependent variable is considered to depend on more than a single independent variable.

A multistate, foodborne outbreak of hepatitis A. National Hepatitis A Investigation Team. (1/175)

BACKGROUND: We investigated a large, foodborne outbreak of hepatitis A that occurred in February and March 1997 in Michigan and then extended the investigation to determine whether it was related to sporadic cases reported in other states among persons who had consumed frozen strawberries, the food suspected of causing the outbreak. METHODS: The cases of hepatitis A were serologically confirmed. Epidemiologic studies were conducted in the two states with sufficient numbers of cases, Michigan and Maine. Hepatitis A virus RNA detected in clinical specimens was sequenced to determine the relatedness of the virus from outbreak-related cases and other cases. RESULTS: A total of 213 cases of hepatitis A were reported from 23 schools in Michigan and 29 cases from 13 schools in Maine, with the median rate of attack ranging from 0.2 to 14 percent. Hepatitis A was associated with the consumption of frozen strawberries in a case-control study (odds ratio for the disease, 8.3; 95 percent confidence interval, 2.1 to 33) and a cohort study (relative risk of infection, 7.5; 95 percent confidence interval, 1.1 to 53) in Michigan and in a case-control study in Maine (odds ratio for infection, 3.4; 95 percent confidence interval, 1.0 to 14). The genetic sequences of viruses from 126 patients in Michigan and Maine were identical to one another and to those from 5 patients in Wisconsin and 7 patients in Arizona, all of whom attended schools where frozen strawberries from the same processor had been served, and to those in 2 patients from Louisiana, both of whom had consumed commercially prepared products containing frozen strawberries from the same processor. CONCLUSIONS: We describe a large outbreak of hepatitis A in Michigan that was associated with the consumption of frozen strawberries. We found apparently sporadic cases in other states that could be linked to the same source by viral genetic analysis.  (+info)

Cigarette smoking during the last 3 months of pregnancy among women who gave birth to live infants--Maine, 1988-1997. (2/175)

Cigarette smoking during pregnancy is associated with adverse birth outcomes (e.g., low birthweight and preterm delivery). The adverse effect of smoking on birthweight occurs primarily during the last trimester of pregnancy. To study smoking prevalence over time among women who gave birth to live infants in Maine, CDC and the Maine Department of Human Services (MDHS) analyzed self-reported data from the Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) collected during 1988-1997. This report summarizes the results of this analysis, which indicate that despite the overall decline in smoking prevalence in Maine among women who gave birth to live infants, smoking prevalence remains high during the last 3 months of pregnancy among young women and low-income women, particularly those participating in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC).  (+info)

Screening mammography rates by specialty of the usual care physician. (3/175)

CONTEXT: Although Medicare began paying for screening mammography in 1991, utilization among enrollees has been low. PRACTICE PATTERN EXAMINED: The relation between the specialty of the usual care physician and the proportion of women 65 years of age and older receiving mammography. DATA SOURCE: 100% Medicare Part B claims for 186,526 female enrollees residing in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont during 1993 and 1994. RESULTS: Among women of the target screening age (65 to 69 years), 55.4%, received mammography during the 2-year period. The highest rates of mammography were observed in women whose usual care physician was a gynecologist (77.9%; 95% CI, 75.8 to 79.9), followed by those treated by an internist (67.1%; CI, 66.5 to 67.7), family practitioner (58.1%; CI, 57.4 to 58.9), general practitioner (47.4%; CI, 45.4 to 49.5), and other specialists (41.3%; CI, 40.1 to 42.5). The lowest rates were observed in women who had no physician visits during the 2-year period (9.5%; CI, 8.7 to 10.4). Although screening rates were lower in women aged 70 years and older, a similar pattern was observed. CONCLUSIONS: The probability of a Medicare enrollee's receiving screening mammography is strongly influenced by the specialty of her usual care physician. Covering a preventive service does not guarantee its use.  (+info)

Attributes of atmospheric carbon monoxide oxidation by Maine forest soils. (4/175)

CO, one of the most important trace gases, regulates tropospheric methane, hydroxyl radical, and ozone contents. Ten to 25% of the estimated global CO flux may be consumed by soils annually. Depth profiles for (14)CO oxidation and CO concentration indicated that CO oxidation occurred primarily in surface soils and that photooxidation of soil organic matter did not necessarily contribute significantly to CO fluxes. Kinetic analyses revealed that the apparent K(m) was about 18 nM (17 ppm) and the V(max) was 6.9 micromol g (fresh weight)(-1) h(-1); the apparent K(m) was similar to the apparent K(m) for atmospheric methane consumption, but the V(max) was more than 100 times higher. Atmospheric CO oxidation responded sensitively to soil water regimes; decreases in water content in initially saturated soils resulted in increased uptake, and optimum uptake occurred at water contents of 30 to 60%. However, extended drying led to decreased uptake and net CO production. Rewetting could restore CO uptake, albeit with a pronounced hysteresis. The responses to changing temperatures indicated that the optimum temperature for net uptake was between 20 and 25 degrees C and that there was a transition to net production at temperatures above 30 degrees C. The responses to methyl fluoride and acetylene indicated that populations other than ammonia oxidizers and methanotrophs must be involved in forest soils. The response to acetylene was notable, since the strong initial inhibition was reversed after 12 h of incubation; in contrast, methyl fluoride did not have an inhibitory effect. Ammonium did not inhibit CO uptake; the level of nitrite inhibition was initially substantial, but nitrite inhibition was reversible over time. Nitrite inhibition appeared to occur through indirect effects based on abiological formation of NO.  (+info)

Pseudomonas dermatitis/folliculitis associated with pools and hot tubs--Colorado and Maine, 1999-2000. (5/175)

During 1999-2000, outbreaks of Pseudomonas aeruginosa dermatitis and otitis externa associated with swimming pool and hot tub use occurred in Colorado and Maine. This report summarizes these outbreaks and provides recommendations for swimming pool and hot tub operation and maintenance, particularly when using offsite monitoring of water disinfectant and pH levels or when cyanuric acid is added to pools as a chlorine stabilizer.  (+info)

Decreasing incidence of burn injury in a rural state. (6/175)

OBJECTIVES: To determine changes in the incidence of burn injury since the regionalization of burn care and intensification of fire prevention initiatives that occurred in Maine during the 1970s. METHODS: Death certificate data from Maine and the United States for deaths due to fire or burns were obtained for 1960-98. Hospitalization and burn registry data were obtained for Maine from 1973-98. Frequencies and incidence rates were compared over time and, where possible, between Maine and the United States. RESULTS: During 1960-79, annual burn mortality in Maine averaged 5.1/100,000, with random variation. After this, the rate declined steadily to an average annual level of 1.4/100,000 during 1993-96. For the entire United States, average annual mortality declined from 4.2/100,000 during 1961-64 to 1.5/100,000 during 1993-96. Reduction in mortality has been principally due to prevention of dwelling fires. Hospitalization for burns in Maine was 34.8/100,000 during 1973-76 and declined to 10.6/100,000 during 1995-98. CONCLUSIONS: Burn prevention measures have dramatically reduced the incidence of death and hospitalization resulting from burns in Maine.  (+info)

Enrichment of high-affinity CO oxidizers in Maine forest soil. (7/175)

Carboxydotrophic activity in forest soils was enriched by incubation in a flowthrough system with elevated concentrations of headspace CO (40 to 400 ppm). CO uptake increased substantially over time, while the apparent K(m) ((app)K(m)) for uptake remained similar to that of unenriched soils (<10 to 20 ppm). Carboxydotrophic activity was transferred to and further enriched in sterile sand and forest soil. The (app)K(m)s for secondary and tertiary enrichments remained similar to values for unenriched soils. CO uptake by enriched soil and freshly collected forest soil was inhibited at headspace CO concentrations greater than about 1%. A novel isolate, COX1, obtained from the enrichments was inhibited similarly. However, in contrast to extant carboxydotrophs, COX1 consumed CO with an (app)K(m) of about 15 ppm, a value comparable to that of fresh soils. Phylogenetic analysis based on approximately 1,200 bp of its 16S rRNA gene sequence suggested that the isolate is an alpha-proteobacterium most closely related to the genera Pseudaminobacter, Aminobacter, and Chelatobacter (98.1 to 98.3% sequence identity).  (+info)

Nosocomial outbreak of Microbacterium species bacteremia among cancer patients. (8/175)

To date, only 6 sporadic Microbacterium species (formerly coryneform Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC] groups A-4 and A-5) infections have been reported. The source, mode of transmission, morbidity, mortality, and potential for nosocomial transmission of Microbacterium species remain unknown. From 26 July through 14 August 1997, 8 episodes of coryneform CDC group A-5 symptomatic bacteremia occurred in 6 patients on the oncology ward at the Maine Medical Center. One patient died. All isolates were identified at CDC as Microbacterium species and had identical DNA banding patterns by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis. To assess risk factors for Microbacterium species infection, a retrospective cohort study was conducted. The presence of a central venous catheter was the strongest risk factor (6/6 vs. 22/48; relative risk, 3.2; P<.0001). This outbreak demonstrates significant Microbacterium species-associated morbidity and mortality in immunocompromised populations and confirms the potential for epidemic nosocomial transmission.  (+info)

  • Located 45 miles west of Portland, Bridgton Hospital is located in the beautiful Lakes Region of Maine and boasts a wide array of outdoor activities including boating, kayaking, fishing, and skiing. (acponline.org)
  • Bridgton Hospital, part of the Central Maine Medical Family, seeks BE/BC Internist to join its well-established Hospitalist program. (acponline.org)
  • EMMC Cancer Care is conveniently located off Interstate 395 on Whiting Hill Road in Brewer at the Brewer Professional Center on the Brewer Professional Center on Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems campus. (emmc.org)
  • Eastern Maine Medical Center's six primary care practices, Husson Internal Medicine, Husson Family Medicine, Husson Pediatrics, EMMC Center for Family Medicine, EMMC Orono Family Medicine and EMMC Family Medicine of Brewer, have all been certified as Patient Centered Medical Home sites by the National Committee on Quality Assurance (NCQA). (emmc.org)
  • Husson Family Medicine, Husson Pediatrics, EMMC Center for Family Medicine, EMMC Orono Family Medicine and EMMC Family Medicine of Brewer all became certified in 2009--the first multi-office primary care group in Maine to receive the distinction. (emmc.org)
  • As Congress is poised to pass a broad package of tax cuts, they are simultaneously opening the door for deep cuts to programs like Medicaid , which could threaten comprehensive coverage for the 264,000 low-income people currently enrolled in Maine. (clasp.org)
  • Maine - (July 13, 2015) - All eight EMHS hospitals are again at the forefront of using information technology to improve health data security and patient engagement. (emmc.org)
  • Under current state law, low-income women in Maine lose Medicaid coverage two months after giving birth. (clasp.org)
  • Medicaid expansion may also help Maine close the remaining health coverage gap among children. (clasp.org)
  • Thanks to Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), the vast majority of children in Maine- almost 95 percent -are insured. (clasp.org)
  • CDC is working with partners and stakeholders to better understand the long-term effects of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and how it affects people with ME/CFS. (cdc.gov)
  • In fiscal year 2019, the State of Maine received $404,685 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for childhood lead poisoning prevention programmatic activities. (cdc.gov)
  • September 13, 2019 - The final version of the Maine EMS protocols for December 1, 2019 and the protocol education classes can be downloaded as a pdf here . (maine.gov)
  • September 10, 2019 - 2019 Maine EMS Protocol education and train-the trainer dates have been annunced. (maine.gov)
  • NOTE: The Maine EMS app on smart phones will not be updated until midnight on November 30, 2019 to prevent clinical care conflicts prior to the changeover on December 1). (maine.gov)
  • September 10, 2019 - Maine EMS would like to share an operational bulletin about a recent near-miss with medication exchange. (maine.gov)
  • September 6, 2019 - Based on some board of EMS changes and technical/layout changes, the most recent copy of the Maine EMS Rules Proposal is located here (PDF) . (maine.gov)
  • September 6, 2019 - Maine EMS has an opening for a Data and Preparedness Coordinator. (maine.gov)
  • September 3, 2019 - Maine EMS has an opening for a licensing agent. (maine.gov)
  • August 16, 2019 - The updated Maine EMS Comprehensive Airway Review Program Guidlines has been posted and can be found here or Under 'Specialty Programs' on the Publications and Forms web page. (maine.gov)
  • August 9, 2019 - The Maine EMS-C Pediatric Data Report for Quarter 2 of 2019 is now available and can be downloaded here . (maine.gov)
  • August 2, 2019 - Please take note of this clinical advisory bulletin from Maine EMS regarding nasopharygeal airways. (maine.gov)
  • All data are weighted by age, gender, and race/ethnicity according to the October 2019 Maine state voter database statistics. (aarp.org)
  • This is a multi-state consortia proposal led by the University of Massachusetts Medical School and will benefit individuals and small businesses in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Vermont. (cms.gov)
  • Did you know Maine turns 200 in 2020? (maine.gov)
  • Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine downplayed the threat of a re-election challenge in 2020, as lawmakers' votes both for and against U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh in his contentious confirmation battle generate political backlash. (japantimes.co.jp)
  • From 1966 to 1989, Mr. Welliver taught at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Fine Art, commuting to Philadelphia for 19 years after he had settled permanently in Lincolnville, Maine, in 1970. (washingtonpost.com)
  • For those who can bypass the buildings themselves and are interested only in lens lore and technology, the Maine Lighthouse Museum in Rockland has a diverse permanent collection of Fresnel lenses-the largest in the world. (travelandleisure.com)
  • Neil Welliver, whose large-scale paintings evoked the majesty and mystery of the Maine landscape in which he made his home, died April 5 of pneumonia at a hospital in Belfast, Maine. (washingtonpost.com)
  • Despite Governor LePage's controversial remark, earlier this month, the GOP-controlled Maine House of Representatives wasted little time in passing the BPA bill by a vote of 145 to 3, with overwhelming bipartisan support. (ewg.org)
  • And on April 14, an EWG supporter from Maine and her son (pictured above, right) delivered the EWG petition - and a strong message to Governor LePage's office. (ewg.org)
  • Dreaming of Me è il primo singolo del gruppo musicale britannico Depeche Mode , pubblicato sul mercato del Regno Unito il 20 febbraio 1981 sotto l' etichetta discografica indipendente Mute Records . (wikipedia.org)
  • Maine was part of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts until 1820, when it voted to secede from Massachusetts to become a separate state. (wikipedia.org)
  • Maine became the twenty-third state admitted to the United States on Mar 15, 1820. (familysearch.org)
  • The Advanced Land Imager (ALI) on NASA's Earth Observing-1 satellite captured these images centered on the small towns of Howland and West Enfield, Maine. (nasa.gov)
  • My Fun page has more about me). (google.com)
  • Please visit the "Contact Me" page to join the mailing list, to fill out the comment/survey form, to recommend this site to others, to make a request to add a link to this website, to make a request to add a link for this website to your website, to report a bad link, or to make any other suggestions or comments. (earthlink.net)
  • Use Crayola® crayons, colored pencils, or markers to color the Maine page. (crayola.com)
  • Maine earned a high grade in school climate partly because administrators in the state rate their schools as having positive school climates on the National Assessment of Educational Progress survey. (edweek.org)
  • A number of English settlements were established along the coast of Maine in the 1620s, although the rugged climate, deprivations, and conflict with the local peoples caused many to fail over the years. (wikipedia.org)
  • In the present social, political, and legal climate, the phrase "me too" has more powerful cultural and personal resonance than ever before. (lexisnexis.com)
  • A new robotic sensor deployed by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) in Gulf of Maine coastal waters may transform the way red tides or harmful algal blooms (HABs) are monitored and managed in New England. (yudu.com)
  • In the Gulf of Maine, the ESPs are mounted to ocean buoys and will detect and estimate concen- trations of two algal species that cause HABs or "red tides" and one of the potentially fatal toxins they produce. (yudu.com)
  • This year will see the fi rst sustained deployments of the technology spanning the Alexandrium bloom season in the western Gulf of Maine and the fi rst time the algal neurotoxin re- sponsible for PSP will be autonomously measured by an ESP in natural waters. (yudu.com)
  • The Northwest Branch of the St. John River rises from Lac Frontière, in Montmagny Regional County Municipality near the southeastern Quebec border and flows southerly through Maine to a confluence with the Daaquam River and then easterly to a confluence with the Southwest Branch. (familysearch.org)
  • Wayne Maines struggled to maintain his composure as he gave a brief statement outside the Penobscot Judicial Center, where the Maine Supreme Judicial Court heard the arguments. (usatoday.com)
  • NEW SWEDEN, Maine (May 2) - Residents of this potato farming community pride themselves on the safety of their close-knit town, many boasting that they don't leave their house doors locked at night. (yahoo.com)
  • At the close of the War of 1812, it was occupied by British forces, but the territory of Maine was returned to the United States as part of a peace treaty that was to include dedicated land on the Michigan peninsula for Native American peoples. (wikipedia.org)
  • They're as close as the Hudson River in New York, and vigilance is really the first line of defense," said Paul Gregory, an invasive- species expert for the Maine Department of Environmental Protection. (redorbit.com)
  • This was very traumatic to me, but there was no place to go close by. (angelfire.com)
  • The cold waters of the North Atlantic keep the Maine lobster meat tender and prevent the saltwater from saturating the flavor of the meat. (ehow.com)
  • The goal of pacing is for children with ME/CFS to learn to balance rest and activity to avoid PEM flare-ups caused by exertion that they cannot tolerate. (cdc.gov)
  • While vigorous aerobic exercise is beneficial for many chronic illnesses, patients with ME/CFS do not tolerate such exercise routines . (cdc.gov)
  • However, it is important that patients with ME/CFS undertake activities that they can tolerate. (cdc.gov)
  • Sometimes I take the self-hate a step further and start asking myself if the people around me actually like me or just tolerate me then proceed to ask myself why didn't they stop me from doing incredibly stupid things even when I told them I was doing it. (reddit.com)
  • Results show that Maine voters want state lawmakers to support such a program. (aarp.org)
  • Maine Lutheran Parish from Oct. 1979 to Oct. 1985. (yahoo.com)
  • A graph showing Maine population trends between 1985 and 2015. (usgs.gov)
  • For patients with ME/CFS, it is important to find a balance between inactivity and excessive activity, which can make symptoms worse. (cdc.gov)
  • The Maine Department of Agriculture offers a service to allow you to find a local farmers' market. (constantcontact.com)
  • Our New England neighbors have weathered the storm better than we have and some Maine workers have left the state to find work. (yahoo.com)
  • Lots of stuff you see talked about on this website, but I seriously doubt you'd find anywhere else in ME - it's all there right in front of you. (ratebeer.com)
  • During your visit to Bangor, Maine , you'll find there are many things to do. (visitmaine.com)
  • Some years back, Raytheon decided to have a plant here in Maine, and engaged an expensive research service to find the right community for their business. (csmonitor.com)
  • In Maine, the word "poach" is seldom heard, and the practice is deplored, but it's still fairly easy to find venison chops in a domestic freezer labeled "lamb for stew. (csmonitor.com)
  • Treating these symptoms might provide relief for some patients with ME/CFS but not others. (cdc.gov)
  • Patients with ME/CFS need to avoid 'push-and-crash' cycles through carefully managing activity. (cdc.gov)
  • Standard exercise recommendations for healthy people can be harmful for patients with ME/CFS. (cdc.gov)
  • For children with ME/CFS who do not have heart or blood vessel disease, their doctor might suggest patients increase daily fluid and salt intake and use support stockings. (cdc.gov)
  • However, none of them examined a sufficiently large population of well-characterized CFS/ME patients to rigorously test the validity of those findings. (columbia.edu)
  • Maine Gov. Paul LePage vowed on Thursday to use the full extent of his authority in response to a nurse who has treated Ebola patients in Sierra Leone, after she left her home in Maine and took a bicycle ride despite a quarantine order. (japantimes.co.jp)
  • Maine has required hospitals to provide free, unlimited medical services to low-income patients without reimbursement since 1989. (courthousenews.com)
  • One constant in the images is the green, as Maine has the highest percentage of forest cover in the United States (about 86 percent). (nasa.gov)
  • You can see an authentic reconstruction of a logging and milling community at the Maine Forest and Logging Museum. (visitmaine.com)
  • HADLEY, Massachusetts (Reuters) - The rare Canada lynx, whose range has shrunk considerably in recent decades, faces a grave threat from rising temperatures in Maine, federal wildlife experts said on Tuesday. (reuters.com)
  • History of Maine soldiers and sailors during the American Civil War period. (cyndislist.com)
  • The history of invasive species here in Maine," he said, "is that they've been first detected by citizens. (redorbit.com)
  • With many across the state opening their camps for the summer season, the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently offered a reminder of the dangers surrounding carbon monoxide poisoning. (constantcontact.com)
  • U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree, a Democrat from Maine, emphasizes the need for more financial funding of small farms and food businesses that engage in sustainable agricultural practices. (organicconsumers.org)
  • Of 44 samples taken from Maine farms and other facilities that distribute compost made from the sludge, all contained at least one of the PFAS chemicals. (organicconsumers.org)
  • This site provides a number of other useful resources, including a database of Maine farms and agricultural fairs. (constantcontact.com)
  • The rural Maine counties that contain most of the country's wild blueberry fields are even now facing moderate drought conditions, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor. (go.com)
  • Annual precipitation averages in Maine place the state in the top half of the wettest states in the US. (usgs.gov)
  • We used her car to get to the resort in Maine, a place called The Cliff House Resort & Spa . (gadling.com)
  • Maine ranked as the sixth best place to live in terms of quality of life on CNBC's Top States for Business 2010 list -but placed 39th in its overall business friendliness. (cnbc.com)
  • In response to the wide gap between Maine as a desirable place to live versus a sound choice to locate business, Baldacci said that, "We've made a lot of progress, but we need to do even more work in connecting the dots. (cnbc.com)
  • Good place to get provisions for a week in Maine. (ratebeer.com)
  • People with ME/CFS have severe fatigue and sleep problems. (cdc.gov)
  • 6) were not pregnant, lactating, or less than 3 months postpartum to prevent maternity-related fatigue from being confused for CFS/ME. (columbia.edu)
  • Fatigue - The fatigue experienced during ME is quite unlike any other fatigue and goes way beyond normal tiredness. (bbc.co.uk)
  • A treatment plan for a child who might have ME/CFS should focus on the most disruptive symptoms first. (cdc.gov)
  • This can then lead to a "crash" (worsening of ME/CFS symptoms). (cdc.gov)
  • While it is true that exercise can benefit children with certain chronic illnesses, children with ME/CFS should avoid activity that makes their symptoms worse. (cdc.gov)
  • Some children and adolescents with ME/CFS might also have symptoms of orthostatic intolerance that are triggered when-or made worse by-standing or sitting upright. (cdc.gov)
  • The state of Maine and a nurse who had treated victims of the Ebola virus in West Africa reached a settlement deal on Monday, allowing her to travel freely in public but requiring her to monitor her health closely and report any symptoms. (japantimes.co.jp)
  • I lost all concept of time and only know that the symptoms built up over seven months from calendars and what people around me said. (bbc.co.uk)
  • 2 from each pack sold is donated to the Maine Division of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. (llbean.com)
  • The shaggy wild feline whose principal eastern U.S. habitat is Maine, preys on snowshoe hare but may lose out to competing hunters if snowfall decreases in coming years as predicted, according to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. (reuters.com)
  • The Maine Department of Environmental Protection tested the sludge, solid waste that remains after the treatment of domestic and industrial water, for the presence of three "forever chemicals": PFOA, PFOS, and PFBS. (organicconsumers.org)
  • Or so it seems one moonless night when a taxi driver drops me on an empty stretch of the Via Appia Antica, the ancient Appian Way, points grimly down a muddy side alley and speeds off into the fog. (news.com.au)
  • I realize this sounds negative, but the forceful insistence that disabled babies go to school, has impacted many mothers the way it did me. (angelfire.com)
  • This was infinitely more rewarding and fun for me, and for my babies. (angelfire.com)
  • Come January 1, 2012, Maine babies will be protected from this potentially harmful endocrine disrupting chemical. (ewg.org)