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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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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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Kevork Djansezian, Getty Images

Spending Time in a Sauna Good For Your Heart

Here’s something that may warm you up during this extreme cold weather, relaxing in a ‘sauna’ may be good for your heart. A study out of Finland found that men who use a sauna on a regular basis are less likely to die from heart disease.

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Photo from Andy Capwell
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

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

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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Doctor Revolutionizes Healthcare By No Longer Accepting Insurance

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

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