Four of the five nursing homes that closed in Maine this fall had big increases in contracted staff hours leading up to the pandemic.
Wearing ‘layers’ against the virus is highly recommended — led by being vaccinated. But the U.S lags in testing, and that’s one of the safeguards.
As pollen seasons lengthen with climate change, the state with a high asthma rate plans to use a federal grant to collect data and establish allergy warnings.
Unlike other natural disasters, the nearly 2-year-old pandemic has no predictable timeline. ‘The exhaustion is palpable.’
As COVID-19 captures the public’s attention, Maine’s battle with opioid addiction rages on.
The likely answer is yes, experts say. Maine is still in an outbreak, but a cool, wet spring could knock down the irritating insects.
The use of contract nurses and assistants in Maine has soared since 2017 as administrators scramble for solutions.
Moon Machar, who arrived in Portland as a 5-year-old a quarter-century ago, has worked tirelessly to help others adjust, and a prize-winning filmmaker noticed.
An industry survey reveals that 76% of Maine hospital employees are vaccinated, and the state will soon announce the totals of each healthcare facility.
‘Incremental’ progress: Maine’s effort to address lead poisoning was gaining momentum before COVID-19
Testing and inspections have rebounded since the start of the pandemic, but the brain-damaging disease continues to affect hundreds of Maine children a year.
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