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Bangor – Take Steps for Crohn’s & Colitis on Saturday, September 30th, 2017

Approximately 1 in every 200 people across the US are diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease. How will you make a difference in their world?

Join us at our Bangor Take Steps event Saturday, September 30th, Husson University, Darling Atrium in the Beardsley Meeting House starting at 10AM and support the Crohn’s and Colitis community.

We here at St. Joe’s are so pleased to announce the Bangor Take Steps event on Saturday, September 30th at Husson University, Darling Atrium in the Beardsley Meeting House.

The event starts at 10AM with the walk beginning at 11AM.

We are the Presenting Sponsor and encourage all to join in!

St. Joe’s has a number of teams. Please join one of our teams:

  • Potty Animals
  • Team Claire Bear
  • SJH OR
  • SJH Gastro Gals
  • Super Poopers
  • Guts and Glory

Click here to join in!

Then click Join or Rejoin a Team:
Join a Team

Then click Search for a Team to find the team you want to join!
Search for team

For more information about this event click here, call 944-9290 or email mstarksdo@yahoo.com

Click here for Crohn’s and Colitis information.

Click here to register for our walk on Saturday, September 30th!

www.cctakesteps.org/Bangor2017

BGR Take Steps Sept 2017 flyer

 


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Good Art and Good Eats this Weekend – Check it Out

Can’t wait for the American Folk Festival (starting Aug. 25 on the Bangor Waterfront)? We Can’t help ya with that right now, but there are a couple other wicked-good festivals comin’ up this weekend, deah!

First off, there’s the annual Lobster Festival this Saturday, Aug. 12 down ta Wintah Hahbbah! Start the morning off with a blueberry pancake breakfast and it gets even better from there, including lobster boat races in the cove, and a lobster dinner and parade. Complete details here.

Or, if you’re an art aficionado, you can travel down to Bucksport on Saturday for that area’s annual waterfront Arts Festival. Forty artists will display their creative talents, and there will also be numerous food vendors.

Third in our sampling of great stuff to do this weekend: another famous “Lots More Than Beans” supper, Saturday at the Prospect Community Center (959 Bangor Road in Prospect, near the corner of US 1A an Maine 174) just a skip & a hop from Bangor, Searsport or Bucksport. Serving is from 4-6 pm. Adults $8, kids under 12 $2. Complete details and menu here, with thanks to BDN Maine.


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Bangor – Take Steps for Crohn’s & Colitis on Saturday, September 30th, 2017

Approximately 1 in every 200 people across the US are diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease. How will you make a difference in their world?

Join us at our Bangor Take Steps event Saturday, September 30th, Husson University, Darling Atrium in the Beardsley Meeting House starting at 10AM and support the Crohn’s and Colitis community.

We here at St. Joe’s are so pleased to announce the Bangor Take Steps event on Saturday, September 30th at Husson University, Darling Atrium in the Beardsley Meeting House.

The event starts at 10AM with the walk beginning at 11AM.

We are the Presenting Sponsor and encourage all to join in!

St. Joe’s has a number of teams. Please join one of our teams:

  • Potty Animals
  • Team Claire Bear
  • SJH OR
  • SJH Gastro Gals
  • Super Poopers
  • Guts and Glory

Click here to join in!

Then click Join or Rejoin a Team:
Join a Team

Then click Search for a Team to find the team you want to join!
Search for team

For more information about this event click here, call 944-9290 or email mstarksdo@yahoo.com

Click here for Crohn’s and Colitis information.

BGR Take Steps Sept 2017 flyer

Click here to register for our walk on Saturday, September 30th!

www.cctakesteps.org/Bangor2017

 


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National Immunization Month

ImmunizedImmunization programs are one of the top public health achievements of the 20th century. Routine immunization leads to drastic reductions in the prevalence of common diseases, and has led to global eradication of smallpox and the elimination of polio in the U.S. However, due to ease of international travel and vaccine hesitancy, we still see outbreaks of some vaccine preventable diseases, such as measles.

Click here for the recommended immunization schedule. Thank you Health.mil 

 

 

 

 


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Great employment opportunities at St. Joe’s – full time opening in our Internal Medicine group (for Ambulatory only practice)

Internal medicineSt. Joseph Hospital, located in the beautiful state of Maine, has a full time opening in our Internal Medicine group (for Ambulatory only practice).

St. Joseph Healthcare mission is committed to wellness promotion and wholistic healing-provides healthcare services which embody compassion, competence and community. These are the words we live by, each and every one of us who comprise the caring community of St. Joseph Healthcare.

St. Joseph Healthcare offers an environment where professional growth and development are assigned the highest priority. We offer a generous wage and benefits package to encourage members of our team to advance to levels of expertise while concurrently supporting our clearly defined mission, vision and values. We have an impressive history of community involvement and are proud of our commitment to achieving the highest quality of individualized care.

We are located in the beautiful state of Maine where you can experience all four seasons and enjoy endless hours of outdoor activities in our pristine and stress-free playground. Folks come from all over the world to visit our many parks, beaches and mountains all year round. But, why vacation here when you can live & work here?

For more information about working at St. Joseph Healthcare, please call Lisa Cramm at (207) 907-3472 or via email at lisa.cramm@covenanthealth.net. To learn more about our hospital, please visit our website at http://www.stjoeshealing.org

We are an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, disability status, gender, sexual orientation, ancestry, protected veteran status, national origin, genetic information or any other legally protected status.

Click here to watch a short video from our President and CEO, Mary Prybylo.


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Four Tips to Make Sure Kids’ Eyes and Vision Are ‘Grade A’ This School Year

boy in glassesThank you American Academy of Ophthalmology!

August is National Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month.

With back-to-school time around the corner, parents will be scrambling to buy new school supplies and clothes. As they tick off their long list of school to-dos, ophthalmologists are reminding moms and dads not to neglect one of the most important learning tools: their children’s eyes.

Good vision and overall eye health are vital to learning. We are emphasizing the importance of healthy vision to academic success during Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month in August.

Because children are still growing, being vigilant about eye health is important. The earlier problems are identified; the sooner they can be addressed. For healthy eyes and vision throughout the school year the American Academy of Ophthalmology recommend the following four tips:

  1. Get regular childhood vision screenings – Children’s eyes change rapidly, making regular vision screenings an important step in detecting and correcting eye problems early. In addition to screenings for infants, the Academy recommends further vision screening for children when they are:
  • Pre-school age, between age 3 and 3 and a half
  • Entering school
  • Experiencing a possible vision problem

For school-age children, a vision screening, which is less comprehensive than a dilated eye examination by an ophthalmologist, can be performed by a pediatrician, family physician, nurse or trained technician during regular checkups. If the screening detects a problem, the child may need to see an ophthalmologist — an eye physician and surgeon – or other eye care professional.

  1. Know and share your family eye health history – Everyone should find out whether eye conditions or diseases run in their family. Parents should share that information with the person performing the screening when possible. Examples of common eye conditions include nearsightedness, crossed eye, known as strabismus, and lazy eye, known as amblyopia. If these are not treated in childhood, they can cause permanent vision loss in one eye.
  2. Watch for signals of eye problems – Parents should be alert to symptoms that could indicate an eye or vision problem, such as complaints of eyestrain, headaches and squinting when reading or performing other common activities. Other symptoms to look for include a white or grayish-white coloring in the pupil, one eye that turns in or out, or eyes that do not track in sync together.
  3. Wear protective eyewear when playing sports – Eye injuries while playing sports can cause serious damage, whether by getting smacked with an elbow during basketball or hit with a hockey stick. If your child plays racket sports, hockey, field hockey, baseball or basketball, consider having them wear goggles or other certified protective eyewear.

 

Visit the Academy’s website to learn more about common childhood eye conditions.