HealthMatters - Fall 2021 Issue
News magazine of MaineGeneral Health
Protect yourself with a flu shot
MaineGeneral wants to keep you safe during flu season. Getting your annual flu shot is an important way to protect yourself and others from the flu, and we’re offering several convenient ways to get your flu shot!
Emergency Department Wait Times
Get information about how the ED works so you know what to expect.
MGH Manager Receives Patriot Award
ESGR recognizes MaineGeneral Health manager with the Patriot Award.
A knee replacement and back home the same day
Paul Guimond was back home the same day he had his knee replaced, thanks to MaineGeneral Orthopaedics' same-day joint replacement program. Call (207) 621-8700 to learn more.
Living with Cancer: A daughter's perspective
Caroline Hendrickson learned countless life lessons after her father was diagnosed with and treated for stomach cancer. To learn more about MaineGeneral's cancer program, call (207) 621-6100.
Rallying after a breast cancer diagnosis
Janelynn Deprey, a mother of three, moved past her fear to fight her aggressive form of breast cancer, while receiving treatment at the Harold Alfond Center for Cancer Care.
Finding gynecologic relief through minimally invasive surgery close to home
Nicki Schneider felt she was held hostage by the large uterine fibroids that controlled and limited her life. She had surgery in October 2019 and life since has been great.
Preparing for a safe return to Fall sports
The recipe for area athletes to have a successful sports season has a few key ingredients – physical activity, rest, hydration, proper nutrition and effective, beneficial stretching. Following this recipe will greatly reduce injuries that can arise from a lack of conditioning and proper self-care.
Former COVID-19 patient urges others to consider vaccination
Former COVID-19 patient John Alward would have received his vaccination in early 2021 if it was readily available and he was eligible. Unfortunately, he never got the chance before his illness.