Baby Eli won’t remember the frightening medical ordeal that followed his premature birth on Jan. 20. But his parents, Nicole and Benjamin Bustard, will never forget it, or the way their community rallied around them, buoying the new family with well wishes and financial relief.
Other top health stories this week:
Eastern Maine Medical Center performs the state’s first single-incision hysterectomy with the help of a robot, saying the procedure leads to minimal scarring and faster recovery times. But the expensive robotic system has drawn scrutiny for its costs and results.
Riverview Superintendent Mary Louise McEwen was terminated after five years on the job, following turmoil spurred by a federal investigation into overcrowding, inadequate staff and the use of handcuffs and Tasers to subdue violent patients.
Lung health advocates in Maine on Monday touted the newly announced federal standards as a potential lifesaver, while a car dealers’ group waited to assess the impact of higher sticker costs.
From our bloggers:
Wendy Watkins, Gym Class Dropout
A year ago, Kyle Killip bravely showed up for my high-intensity sports training class. His life took a turn for the different after that class, which tended to cater to the figure and bodybuilding competitors at my gym.
Diane Atwood, Catching Health
Together, the group works endlessly to educate people about the effects of a brain injury. An extremely frustrating challenge is that outwardly, someone with a brain injury may seem just fine, when, in fact, he or she may be struggling a great deal.