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Photo from Andy Capwell

Update On Andy Capwell’s Dental Work

It was just over a month ago when I started my road to better dental health. It was on October 14, 2014, when I was going to get my teeth extracted with Dr. Winne at Facial & Oral Surgery in Augusta.

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Mike Stone, Getty Images
Mike Stone, Getty Images

Question Of The Day: Should Kaci Hickox Abide To A 21-Day Quarantine?

The Fort Kent nurse, Kaci Hickox, who had treated Ebola patients in West Africa has returned to Maine. She had been kept in isolation in New Jersey upon her return to the United States until New Jersey Governor Chris Christie agreed to allow the nurse to return home.

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Sean Gallup, Getty Images
Sean Gallup, Getty Images

More Americans Over 90 Than Ever Before

Great news if you are getting older (aren’t we all), more Americans are living to the age of 90 than any other time in history. The first ever census number's on that age group were posted and shows 90 years or older have tripled since 1980.

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Photo by Erika Sawtelle
Photo by Erika Sawtelle

Connor Is A Fighter: Here’s How You Can Help!

The Sawtelle family of Vassalboro are a family of four that are looking for answers for their son Connor. Connor was born a healthy baby boy at around 37 weeks. At about 5 weeks of age Connor developed a very serious case of RSV, during his 10 day hospital stay Connor had lost a good amount of weight.

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Getty Images, photo by Norman Smith
Getty Images, photo by Norman Smith

Grandparents are Good for Your Health

According to a study from Boston College, hanging out with your Grandparents is good for your health. Grandma and Grand pap can lower you risk of depression. The best part of Grandparents is they want to spoil and nurture their grandchildren and that you feel good about yourself.

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A ground squirrel in Florida was infected with the bacteria that causes the plague.
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Ground Squirrel in California Tests Positive for Plague, Forces Closure of Campgrounds in Los Angeles

A dead squirrel found in Los Angeles County tested positive for bubonic plague, forcing the closure of all nearby campgrounds.

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Dr. Ciampi
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Doctor Revolutionizes Healthcare By No Longer Accepting Insurance

Dr. Michael Ciampi may very well be a hero for our times.

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Mis Maine Ali Clair and Renee _ Ali was very kind to let me check it out

Miss USA Maine + Renee Want You to Know About Reproductive Health

When Ali Clair of China was in the office recently talking about being the new Miss Maine USA, I learned that in this contest the contestants do not pick their platform, but the overall Miss USA Pageant has its charitable alliances with organizations dedicated to raising awareness for breast and ovarian cancer. Whether it’s encouraging women to get a mammogram or advocating for more ovarian cancer research in D.C., Miss USA is committed to fighting for every woman who is battling breast or ovarian cancer. Nice!

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Getty Images, photo by Sean Gallup

New Yogurt for Men Called Powerful Yogurt or Brogurt

Yogurt has long been thought of as women’s food and consumer surveys support that idea as women have dominated sales of the product. A company named Powerful is introducing a Greek yogurt for men to meet the health and needs of an active male. The new yogurt will be called ‘Powerful Yogurt’ and is an all- natural snack/meal.

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Getty Images, photo by David Paul Morris

Veganism on the Rise in 2013

Experts from a national research group studying health related behavior in the U.S. say we can expect certain health trends in 2013. Some of the top health and wellness trends we’ll see looking ahead are more gluten-free products on the market and less food waste. With heath care costs expected to rise  7% this year, more and more work places will put a premium on work place health.

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