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    Advances in Breast Screening

    It’s been said that Hippocrates would spread a mud slurry over the body of a sick patient and the area where the mud dried first was suspect for underlying disease. He understood that illness often produces heat and locating that heat was the key to finding the ailment. Fast forward hundreds of years to Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging (aka Thermography). Thermography is a non-invasive, screening tool that is highly sensitive to subtle differences in skin surface temperature. Everything gives off some infrared energy or heat. An infrared camera senses this energy and converts it into an image, called a...

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    Meditation You Can Actually Do Every Day

    Meditation is simple but isn’t always easy. Many of us are programmed to believe we must be doing something all the time. If we are not doing something then we are not doing enough. This is entirely untrue. Meditation practice is dated back hundreds and thousands of years. And it isn’t just someone sitting next to an ocean chanting OM. It comes in many forms of quiet sitting, prayer, gardening, running, breathing and more. People that have a regular meditation practice have claimed to experience many benefits including, but not limited to; stress reduction, better sleep, more focus, feeling...

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    FAQs About Sclerotherapy

    Sclerotherapy is one of the modern procedures used to treat spider veins and varicose veins. Before I address some common questions about sclerotherapy, first let’s briefly review why someone might need the procedure. Vein disease (also known as venous disease) is a condition that can include varicose veins or spider veins, and it is one of the most common health problems in the U.S., affecting approximately 50% of the population. Healthy veins carry blood from all the extremities back to the heart. The blood in the legs travels up against gravity, so when the valves in the veins become...

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    Easy Steps to Becoming a Maine Medical Cannabis Patient

    As Maine’s medical cannabis program has grown over the last 17 years, program requirements have also evolved. For patients wanting to enter the legal medical program, finding accurate information can be the most daunting part of the process. Here, we outline the easy steps to becoming a Maine Medical Cannabis Patient. Step One: Identify your qualifying condition Maine’s list of conditions that qualify a person to use medicinal cannabis is as follows: Cancer Glaucoma Positive HIV/AIDS status Hepatitis C Post-traumatic stress disorder Lou Gehrig’s Disease (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) Agitation of Alzheimer’s Disease Nail-patella syndrome A chronic or debilitating disease...