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Hospitals Pushing to Get Maine to Pay Medicaid Debts

Hospitals are lobbying state lawmakers to begin paying off Maine's Medicaid debt. The state owes hospitals $186 million dating back to 2009.  That needs to be paid. That debt is a road block to $298 million in federal matching funds that hospital officials say they need desperately.

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5 Dying Regrets

Bonnie Ware, a nurse in Australia, published a book called ‘The Top Five Regrets of Dying’. She has worked for several years as a nurse caring for people who are in the last 12 weeks of their lives. Over the time spent caring and consoling, she recorded their dying words and a common theme of regrets.

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Andreas Rentz, Getty Images

The Flu Caused Benton Girls Death

The flu season has hit Maine early this year. Normally the increase in flu cases comes after the holidays with all of its travel and gatherings. Now the flu is to blame for the death of 6 year old girl from Benton.

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Category: Family, Health, Local News
by Sharon Buck
by Sharon Buck

‘Lose It With The Y’ Round 5 Starts January 14th

‘Lose It With The Y’ is a great program with the Kennebec Valley YMCA in Augusta and Manchester. It is a cool program.  The fourth round of this program just finished. There were 14 teams that in the last few months lost a total of 590 pounds. Yes, lost weight in the holiday season. Some of us did better than other…but I am willing to bet we ALL feel better, I know I sure do.

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Maine is One of the Ten Healthiest States in the Country

A report released by United Health Group's nonprofit, the United Health Foundation, in association with the American Public Health Association and the Partnership for Prevention, has ranked Maine as the ninth healthiest state in the country.

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New Study Finds There Are Bizarre Creatures Living In Our Belly Buttons

The belly button is a feral petri dish full of all sorts of exotic bacteria most closely resembling a rain forest, according to a recent study.

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Category: Health, Offbeat
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‘Why Can’t I Get Any Stronger?’ — Ask Coach Rick Scarpulla

I feel like I've hit a plateau in all of my lifting -- especially my bench press. I can't get past certain weights and I've tried everything. Is it possible that I just can't get any stronger? -- Tim, 23, Fresno, California

Everyone, regardless of age or gender, can ALWAYS get stronger. So get the plat

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Can Beer Fight the Common Cold?

Can beer really be good for a cold? Yes!  According to a study by Sapporo University in Japan, a chemical compound found in beer hops can actually fight off the virus that causes pneumonia. The virus hits children, not yet of drinking age, the hardest, while adults experience less serious symptoms

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‘Puppy Room’ at College Used to Releive Stress

Here’s a new and neat idea to help relieve college students from the stress of taking final exams, a ‘puppy room.’  Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, created a ‘puppy room’ for their students to take a peaceful break and get away from the pressure of exams.

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Photo by Sharon Buck

Moms Always Worry When Kids Are Sick

When you get that phone call from the school nurse, your heart starts to race, doesn't it? I got that phone call Tuesday saying Anderson had a small rash on his forehead, probably from his hat. I knew that wasn't what that rash was from. He had had it before. Oh no.

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