Federally Qualified Health Centers

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Since their inception in the early 1960’s, addressing disparities in healthcare has been at the core of the mission of FQHCs.  Through the ensuing decades, much of the approach has been aimed at access, as we have provided healthcare to all members of our communities, including the most needy and those with no health insurance… Read more »

Summertime Rashes

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Most Mainers eagerly await the summer months when we can enjoy great warm weather activities in one of the most beautiful sates in the country. Whether it’s sports, fishing, boating, cycling, running, walking, camping or just relaxing outdoors, it is an energizing and fulfilling time of the year. Of course, nothing is perfect and summertime… Read more »

What Keeps You Up At Night?

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Insomnia is one of the most frequent complaints that a primary provider hears in the office. 50% of adults experience it in their lifetime and up to 10% of adults may suffer from long-term insomnia. It is also one of the most challenging to treat and one of the most misunderstood of the common ailments… Read more »

Medical Myths

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Keeping up with the most current information in medicine is always challenging.  It is a rapidly changing landscape and as our knowledge expands, standards of care change and recommendations are adapted.  However, there have also always been pervasive yet unfounded “medical myths” that are often quoted and can even be perpetuated by those of us… Read more »

What do I need to know about vitamin D?

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Over the last few decades a number of vitamin supplements have had their 15 minutes of fame as they were promoted for unproven health benefits. Linus Pauling incorrectly postulated that vitamin C supplements could prevent and treat viral infections, a concept which still persists and is manifested in the extreme by a story I recently… Read more »