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courtesy of Mark Gentle

Dad Posts Viral Photo Of Local Boy To Help Heal His Scars

Carter Gentle, a 7-year-old boy from Farmington, has a Congenital Heart Defect.  As a result, he has undergone 5 surgeries in his short little life.  Most recently, he had to have emergency surgery to repair his pacemaker he's had since he was a newborn.  When it was time to remove the bandages, Carter cried at his reflection in the mirror. 

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Category: Community, Family, Health
mendabody

Sarah’s Mend-A-Body Weekly Update [VIDEO]

Chocolate chip pancakes... Chocolate covered nuts... Chocolate shakes... Oh my!  These are just some of the things I get to eat with Mend-A-Body Solutions.... BEST... LIFESTYLE CHANGE.... EVER!!! And it was founded and developed right here in MAINE!  Support Mainers! 

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Category: Diet, Food, Health, Lifestyle, Videos
Jupiterimages, Thinkstock
Jupiterimages, Thinkstock

Maine Health Rankings

The 2014 Health Index Report was released this week and there is some good news and bad news for Mainers.

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18th Annual World Of Women’s Wellness Coming To Waterville March 28

Coming up on Saturday, March 28th, is the 18th Annual World of Women's Wellness event at Thomas College in Waterville.  The event runs from 9am - 2pm.  Join us and spring into good health.  This is a FREE community event and requires NO pre-registration. 

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Matt Diaz
MattDiazChampion

Man Who Dropped 270 Pounds Reveals His New Challenge

The media is full of body imagery that is seemingly impossible to attain, which is what makes this so important.

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Category: Health, Offbeat
Sarah1

Sarah Is Back With Mend-A-Body Solutions!

We're all guilty of taking a "diet" break and that's what I did.  With my trip to Florida, I also took a vacation (so to speak) from Mend-A-Body Solutions.  But, with the first days of Spring here, I have decided that since I made such great progress before, it was time to get back on the diet horse.  Mend-A-Body Solutions welcomed me with open arms. 

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nap

Today Is National Nap Day! 8 Reasons You Should Take A Nap

Today is National Nap Day!  What a great day.  We spent most of our childhoods rebelling against them, and if I could go back to Kindergarten and regain each nap I rejected, I would.  Aside from the fact that naps feel so darn good!  There are actually many benefits to taking a little daytime siesta.

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The Gang

Anxiety – I Don’t Wanna Feel This Way Anymore!

It's hard for many of you to understand anxiety and how it controls people.  Not sure what anxiety feels like?  You know that feeling you get when you miss a step on the stairs and your stomach lurches - it feels like that, but lasts a lot longer.  It's right in the middle of feeling like you're going to faint and feeling like you're going to die.  It goes from 0 to 100 in an instant and there's no controlling it.

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Tim Boyle, Getty Images
Tim Boyle, Getty Images

Research Shows Drinking Coffee Is Linked To Cleaner Arteries

I am hooked on iced coffee, it can be 10 below zero and I will still get my iced coffee on the way into work. I often get a second iced coffee on my way home before I hit the gym. Well, coffee lovers, some new research has some great medical news for us.

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Sleeping
iStock

How Much Sleep Do You Get a Night? [POLL]

There are 24 hours in a day and not enough of them are dedicated to recharging our battery.

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Category: Health

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