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Dempsey Center Workshop Focuses on Colon Health

LEWISTON – The Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope & Healing at Central Maine Medical Center is offering a free presentation on the rarely discussed, but very important organ: the colon. “The Colon Connection: How to increase your colon health and prevent cancer” will take place Thursday, March 24 from 5:30 – 7 p.m. at Auburn Public Library.

Colon cancer is the second leading cause of death for men and women in Maine. Gastroenterologist Oswaldo Bisbal, M.D., will discuss the importance of screening and ways to reduce your risk. Pre-registration is required and light refreshments will be served.

Pre-registration is available by calling the Dempsey Center at (207) 795-8250, toll-free 1-877-336-7287 or online at http://www.dempseycenter.org/.

Dempsey Center Workshop Focuses on Colon Health

LEWISTON – The Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope & Healing at Central Maine Medical Center is offering a free presentation on the rarely discussed, but very important organ: the colon. “The Colon Connection: How to increase your colon health and prevent cancer” will take place Thursday, March 24 from 5:30 – 7 p.m. at Auburn Public Library.

Colon cancer is the second leading cause of death for men and women in Maine. Gastroenterologist Oswaldo Bisbal, M.D., will discuss the importance of screening and ways to reduce your risk. Pre-registration is required and light refreshments will be served.

Pre-registration is available by calling the Dempsey Center at (207) 795-8250, toll-free 1-877-336-7287 or online at http://www.dempseycenter.org/.

Schnitzer Steel Donates $8,400 to Help Feed Hungry Mainers

Schnitzer Steel Donates $8,400 to Help Feed Hungry Mainers

Good Shepherd Food-Bank will use gift for statewide hunger-relief efforts


Schnitzer Steel’s National Food Bank Initiative, called “Racing to Stop Hunger,” is a unified, company-wide charitable effort to coordinate and support meaningful connections between its employees and their local communities.  The company is dedicated to making it easy for SSI employees and customers across the country to make a difference in their communities by supporting local food banks.

The Northeast region, with facilities in Auburn and Portland Maine, recently asked its customers to donate a $1 for every pound of recycled metal and then matched these donations.

LEWISTON/AUBURN MARKETING COMPANY BUCKS TREND AND GROWS!

LEWISTON/AUBURN MARKETING COMPANY BUCKS TREND AND GROWS!

Argo Marketing double’s workforce, expands office space and offerings

Lewiston, ME—Argo Marketing Group is proud to announce an expansion of staff, facilities and services.   Founded in 2003 by Jason Levesque, Argo has become a leader in the direct response marketing industry. 

Argo will be hosting a grand re-opening on February 24th to celebrate the expanded business which has recently moved from Auburn to Lewiston, Maine.   The new facilities allow for company growth to include a doubling of employees from 25 to 51.  In addition, the company has added a state of the art customer contact call center.
“For the past eight years, we have been an integral part of the Lewiston/Auburn business community and are proud to have provided jobs for dozens of Mainers.   With this latest expansion of our company and our services, we are excited to double our staff and grow our office space and services,” said Levesque, CEO and founder of

Beer Fest Lewiston - Auburn

Beer Fest Lewiston - Auburn

"Beer Fest L/A" it's happening at the Grid Iron in Lewiston on Feb 27 and all proceeds go towards the second annual Breast Fest. Which will be held at Lost valley this year with 12 bands in 3 days and includes a car show, a motorcycle run, and a jazz brunch with a few words by local cancer experts.

Central Maine Medical Center and the Central Maine Heart and Vascular Institute will host the 11th A

Central Maine Medical Center and the Central Maine Heart and Vascular Institute will host the 11th A

Conference on heart disease on February 26.
Presentations for the morning’s event kick off at 8:30 a.m. with Katarina Latkovich, M.D., of Central Maine Internal Medicine, who will discuss “Metabolic Syndrome: A Chronic Illness Conspiracy”, focusing on a set of conditions -- unhealthy blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol, and body shape – that can increase an individual’s risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes. She will explain how lifestyle changes can delay or even prevent the development of serious health problems.
Latkovich earned her medical degree at the University of Belgrade in Belgrade, Yugoslavia and completed residency training at Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield, Mass. She is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine.
The morning’s second presenter, Allan M.

CMMC Opens new Emergency Department

CMMC Opens new Emergency Department

On Wednesday, February 9th CMMC held an open house to celebrate the completion of Phase One of the new Emergency Department. The new CMMC Emergency Department is the latest chapter in CMMC's long history of serving the region's emergency and trama care needs. Designed with the input of CMMC's emergency care providers-including Lanny Oliver, M.D., and Peggy McRae, R.N., medical director and manager, respectively, of the CMMC Emergency Department-the new facility extends a legacy that spans some 150 years.