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The coronavirus crisis has now been designated a pandemic by the World Health Organization. How is Maine responding to COVID-19, especially now that there is someone who has tested positive in Maine? Our panel of experts shares the latest news on the disease and what steps the state is taking to address this public health crisis—including state testing for the virus and a newly formed state task force. 


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We discuss the prevalence of rabies in Maine, what to do about potentially rabid animals, how to treat humans and pets who may have rabies and more.

Rabies in Maine: Prevention & Treatment

Jul 30, 2018
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There have been many reports of rabid animals in Maine recently. We’ll learn just what rabies is, whether it’s on the rise and what can be done to keep family — especially the four-legged variety — safe when outdoors.

Bone Health

Feb 18, 2014

  Join in a conversation on how to keep your bones healthy and strong as you age, what happens to our bones as we get older, whether or not we must shrink as we age, and the importance of calcium and vitamin D. We'll hear from experts on the latest research into osteoporosis and other bone diseases.

Host Keith Shortall will be joined by 

Dr. Ben Zolper, founder and medical director of Northeast Pain Management 

Alzheimer's Disease

May 21, 2013

  The latest on diagnosing and treating Alzheimer's disease.

 Host Keith Shortall was joined by:

Dr. Clifford Singer, MD - Chief of Geriatric Mental Health and Neuropsychiatry for The Acadia Hospital and Eastern Maine Medical Center

Juanita Taylor, Life Enrichment Director, at Dirigo Pines

Kathryn G. Pears, MPPM, Dementia Care Strategies, Inc.

  Helping those with diabetes in Maine. What resources are available?  A discussion on preventing and treating Diabetes.

Host Keith Shortall was joined by :

Dr. Daniel Allen Nadeau, Medical Director, Diabetes and Endocrinology Associates of York Hospital and Author of The Color Code: A Revolutionary Eating Plan to Optimum Health.

Mr. Dana L. Green, PA-C/Diabetologist, Director, St. Joseph Diabetes Institute of Behavioral Medicine, St. Joseph Endocrinology, Bangor

  Speaking in Maine features Marc Braverman of Oregon State University. He discuss his research on smoking control in both Norway and the U.S. He outlines the differing responses and the resulting changes.

Braverman also describes a recent international tobacco control effort that offers hope for reducing tobacco’s worldwide threat to health.The diseases that smoking causes have taken a toll on global health for decades.