Health and health care news

Maine Family Planning is giving up $2 million in federal funding rather than comply with new Trump administration rules that dictate what providers can tell clients about abortion.

More than 1,100 people are expected to be at the Augusta Civic Center Monday for Gov. Janet Mills' summit on the opioid crisis.

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention says it's investigating six cases of Legionnaires' disease that have cropped up in the greater Bangor area.  One person who became ill has died, but officials say they've haven't confirmed that the death is a result of the Legionella bacteria, which causes the illness.


Drug overdose deaths in Maine decreased in the first quarter of 2019, according to the state attorney general's office. screenshot

The Maine Department of Health and Human Services is launching a statewide marketing campaign to promote a website designed to connect parents and child care providers.

The University of New England is expanding its nursing program from a department to a school.

Oral arguments will be heard Tuesday in a federal lawsuit that seeks to strike down the Affordable Care Act. Eighteen states, led by Texas, are challenging the federal health care law.

AUGUSTA, Maine — The Maine Emergency Management Agency plans to survey fire departments across the state about a firefighting foam containing toxic chemicals.

Maine game wardens are urging ATV riders to wear protective headgear and maintain safe speeds after several ATV crashes Thursday, in which some riders were injured.

Growers Express is voluntarily recalling several fresh vegetable products that originated from a company production facility in Biddeford because they could be contaminated with the bacteria Listeria monocytogenes.

PORTLAND, Maine - Opioid prescribing continues to fall in Maine, which has seen one of the highest drops in the country.

Maine Among States Moving To Protect Patients Seeking Prescribed Meds

Jul 1, 2019

AUGUSTA, Maine - A growing number of states including Maine are passing laws in hopes of helping patients get the medication they want.

AUGUSTA, Maine - Thousands fewer Mainers than projected have signed up for Medicaid in the first six months of a statewide expansion of the program.

The Maine Department of Health and Human Services announced an emergency ruling Tuesday removing transgender-specific health services from the list of non-covered procedures under MaineCare.

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Maine has moved up to ninth place in the national rankings for child health and well-being, according to the latest Kids Count Data Book.