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Apothecary By Design acquires Mass. fertility pharmacy

Staff |

Apothecary By Design, a Portland-based specialty pharmaceutical company, has acquired Village Fertility Pharmacy in Waltham, Mass.

How early childhood stress could lead to costly adult illnesses

Lori Valigra |

We're all familiar with the short-term stress caused by election politics or our favorite sports team, but researchers at the MDI Biological Laboratory are looking at how chronic exposure to stress...

Franklin Community Health Network drafts new COO

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Miriam Leonard, a health care executive with over 20 years of experience, has been appointed COO of Franklin Community Health Network.

Maine Medical Center head Richard Petersen talks $512M expansion

Jennifer Van Allen |

Maine Medical Center, led by President and CEO Richard Petersen, recently announced a $512 million, 300,000-square-foot expansion, the largest in the Portland hospital's history. The project, which...

Maine health centers will share $963K in fed grants

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The Health Resources and Services Administration has awarded 18 community health centers across Maine a total of $963,623 in federal funding to boost offered health care services and operational...

'Market demands' lead to 31 layoffs at Mercy

As part of a large consolidation effort, the Portland-based Mercy Hospital announced the layoffs of 31 employees on Tuesday.

On the Record: Wendy Tardif, executive director of the Dempsey Center

Peter Van Allen |

Wendy Tardif has been executive director of the Dempsey Center in Lewiston for nearly six years and has been involved since its founding in 2008. The organization offers people with cancer a range of...

New Maine wellness programs encourage work-life balance

Laurie Schreiber |

Stand-up desks, lunch 'n learn sessions, groomed hiking trails, yoga classes and employee cruiser bikes: Workplace wellness programs are prospering in Maine and growing in popularity.

Navigating Medicare billing — and creating rural Maine jobs

Lori Valigra |

Dr. Dan Mingle knew he was onto something when he founded the South Paris-based Mingle Analytics in 2011. Health care costs were spiraling up, and national reimbursers like Medicare were starting to...

Maine Behavioral Healthcare tackles opioid crisis with holistic approach

James McCarthy |

Through the first six months of this year, the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner recorded 189 deaths in Maine due to drug overdose — a 50% increase over the same six-month period in 2015 and...