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Vitamin helps prevent certain vision loss, JAX researchers find

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Taking vitamin B3 in water may slow or prevent the slow vision loss from glaucoma, an eye disease that eventually leads to blindness and has no cure currently, researchers at Jackson Laboratory found.

Rural Maine health centers to get more than $700,000 in federal funds

The U.S. Department of Health and Services has announced that it will award a total of $732,842 in federal funding to three Maine health centers.

Maine faces a looming shortage of nurses

The latest Maine Nursing Forecaster predicts that the state will be down more than 3,000 nurses by 2025. The forecast says one solution is to increase capacity for in-state nursing education and...

Aroostook leader among nation's top rural hospital CEOs

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Kris Doody, CEO at Cary Medical Center in Caribou, has been named by the Becker's Hospital Review as one of “60 rural hospital CEOs to know.”

Leading Maine firms put $200K toward first state startup accelerator

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Portland-based MaineHealth and disability insurer Unum US will each provide $100,000 and other support to collaborate with Portland startup accelerator Venture Hall on its inaugural startup...

Community Health Options ends 2016 with a loss

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Community Health Options, the Lewiston-based nonprofit health insurer created under the Affordable Care Act, ended 2016 with preliminary total net losses of $58.3 million, according to a report...

Wellness Connection of Maine's cannabis business poised for growth

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As the legal jangling over Maine's new law allowing retail sales of marijuana continues, and would-be growers snap up commercial real estate around the state, the potentially new business brings with...

Fourth happiest state? It's Maine

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A national report analyzing five metrics for each of the 50 states puts Maine as the fourth-highest state overall for well-being.

MMC joins with Preble Street to provide health care for homeless

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Maine Medical Center and Preble Street have joined forces to ensure the most vulnerable underserved people in Portland have access to quality, barrier-free health care.

FAME approves $97.3 million in bond financing

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The board of directors of the Finance Authority of Maine has approved $97.3 million in bond financing for two Maine schools and two health care companies.

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