Maine Medical Center brings you Be Well
Taking care of your family's health needs can be complex.
That's why Maine Medical Center brings you Be Well, a series of short videos and articles providing valuable tips from our health experts.
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Maine Medical Center Be Well Reports
Falls are a primary cause of injury and accidental death in the elderly: 30-40% of older people living in the community fall each year and 50% of nursing home residents fall within their first year of placement.
No emergency is minor when it affects you and your family. That's why we give major attention to every bump, cut, and cough we treat. Because we specialize in minor emergencies, we can offer faster service too. In most cases, patients are on their way home within 90 minutes.
Q & A with MMC expert Ann Skelton, MD
How do you choose the right doctor for you or your family? Be Well asked Dr. Ann Skelton, Chief of Family Medicine at Maine Medical Center, how to go about finding a new doctor or a medical home. If you're searching for a health care provider, let these tips be your guide.
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If you live in Greater Portland, chances are you've heard about Let's Go! or the 5-2-1-0 healthy living message. Let's Go! is a community-based program that promotes healthy lifestyles for children and families through school, early childhood, after school, health care, community, and workplace settings.
Snacks can be yummy and healthy! With these ideas from the Let's Go! Program, you can make delicious snacks your children will love. Involve children in the preparation for even more fun. Don't forget, portion size is important even when eating healthy. Here are some snack ideas and recipes to choose from:
Jane Danielson is making plans for a trip to Great Britain. This is no ordinary vacation. The walking tour, scheduled for May, would have been impossible a year ago.
Advances in surgical technique have significantly improved the recovery process for patients undergoing hip replacement surgery. Anterolateral hip replacement provides a much quicker recovery than previous techniques. In fact, most patients are walking easily within hours after surgery and are back home the next day.
Good hand hygiene is one of the most effective tools in our battle against germs. Be Well spoke with Gwen Rogers, RN, MS, CIC, Director of Maine Medical Center's Department of Epidemiology and Infection Control, about the importance of clean hands.
Symptoms vary widely from person to person.