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.
Her grandson took his life. Then her daughter overdosed. “When people are crying for help, you’ve got to take them seriously,” said Rhonda McIver.
While CARES Act funding helped the state’s three biggest healthcare systems, it wasn’t enough to offset pandemic costs.
As the pandemic worsened mental health and substance use challenges statewide, a record-high 58 people died from overdoses in January. The losses have hit the Passamaquoddy tribe especially hard.
A panel calls for expanded community response and better cooperation between government, advocacy groups and schools to reduce the deaths.
Trace key events in the outbreak of the novel coronavirus in Maine — and how officials are responding — using this interactive, multimedia timeline.
Passage of a bill to ban aerial spraying would be a long overdue step toward managing Maine forests as ecosystems.
In a county with few mental health resources, community members are rallying to increase peer support and education around suicide.
The Stewarts are just one family in Washington County forced to struggle with suicide in an area where demand for help far outweighs the number of mental health providers.
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