When should you be concerned about heartburn?

If you were to ask me if I ever have heartburn, a week ago I would have answered no. It turns out I was quite wrong.

I had an endoscopy last week — Dr. Doug Howell, my gastroenterologist, threaded a scope with a camera on the end of it through my mouth, down my esophagus and into my stomach. Pleasant image — right? I’m grateful for the medication that prevented me from participating on a conscious level.

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Health Events in Maine April 21 to May 5

Health Events in Maine April 21 to May 5
MONDAY APRIL 21

Stress relief group

Community Partners space
56 North Street
Portland, ME

Monday April 21
2:30 to 3:30

Join board-certified music therapist Kate Beever for an hour of relaxation, discussion, and joy based in music (no musical experience necessary). Go home with simple tools for your own stress relief.

Comedy Night at Narals

Comedy Night at Narals

Laughter is on the menu as some of New England’s best stand-up comedians will perform at Narals Restaurant in Auburn, Friday, April 25 at 8 p.m. Lewiston comic Mark Turcotte will host Brett Johnson, Josh Day and Will Green.

Johnson is a co-founder of the web comedy group Brainfox and co-host and producer of The Brainfox Podcast. He’s performed at Foxwood’s Casino and Boston’s Comedy Studio.

Day performed at the Hampton Beach Comedy Festival in 2012-13 and has opened for New England favorites Jimmy Dunn, Don Gavin and Juston McKinney.

How telemedicine helps some elderly people stay home longer

How telemedicine helps some elderly people stay home longer

Rita, who is 79 years old, has congestive heart failure, a chronic health condition that lands many people in the hospital or nursing home. Telemedicine has allowed her to closely monitor important vital signs and stay in her own home. Read more ...

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