Anaphylaxis. Learn the facts about this life-threatening allergic reaction.

Anaphylaxis. Learn the facts about this life-threatening allergic reaction.

When Ricker Hamilton got stung by a wasp a few years ago, he immediately began showing signs of a severe allergic reaction. It was third time in 20 years that he'd been stung and thankfully, he carried an EpiPen just in case. It probably saved his life.

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Health Events in Maine April 25 to May 7

Health Events in Maine April 25 to May 7
FRIDAY APRIL 25
Maine Brain Aneurysm Support Group

Maine Medical Center
Dana Health Education Center
22 Bramhall Street
Portland, ME

Friday April 25, 2014
4:00 pm

A Taste of the Mediterranean: Herb Baked Fish and French Potato Salad

A Taste of the Mediterranean: Herb Baked Fish and French Potato Salad

Several weeks ago, I decided to try cooking some Mediterranean style meals for me and my husband. I'm not sure how it happened, but over the years he became the family chef and I admit it, I took him and his cooking skills for granted! He was more than happy to get out of the kitchen and be on the receiving instead of the serving end for a change. Read more ...

Thirty-three years and two kidney transplants later ...

Thirty-three years and two kidney transplants later ...

Ellen Munson got her first donated kidney in 1986. Her own kidneys had been destroyed, presumably by a serious infection called nephritis, and she had been on dialysis for five years. Every day, Ellen was grateful to the family who had lost a beloved child and chose to donate her kidney to a stranger. She had hoped the transplant would last forever, but knew it would not. Read more ...

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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.