This is a sample of the Vital Signs newsletter, a roundup of headlines about the health of Maine people, from the latest in staying well and treating disease to fresh developments from the halls of government, hospitals, and insurers. — BDN health editor Jackie Farwell
The top health stories this week:
One local expert described the widespread news coverage — particularly claims that snorting the candy could lead to maggots infesting the nose — as “outrageous” and “fear mongering.”
Every 22 minutes in the U.S., an injury from a shopping cart sends a child to the emergency room, according to new research that finds voluntary safety standards fail to protect kids in the grocery store.
The pharmacies would be on the grounds of each hospital, but would operate as retail businesses and be open to any consumers, not just hospital patients.
Coastal BDN reporter Bill Trotter says on Twitter that the ship is due to make two visits each in Portland and Bar Harbor this year
From our bloggers
Diane Atwood, Catching Health
Justin Faloon was lucky. He could have died, especially because he waited 20 minutes or more before dialing 911.
Pattie Reaves, After the Couch
Yesterday was the day I hit four-months pregnant.
Jim LaPierre, Recovery Rocks
“The only person I’ve ever saved is me. I help people save themselves. If they’re willing to do the work they get better.”
From the source
U.S. CDC: In 2012, more than one in four families experienced financial burdens of medical care.
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