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Introduction to Meditation
Move it to Lose it
Fresh Salads in a Jar
A Peaceful Night’s Sleep
The Best Café prepared the two final recipes, Melinda Hellum’s spinach, blueberry, quinoa salad with blueberry lemon dressing and Leanne Temple’s berry topping/pie filling for tasting and voting.
The salad was a surprise to many. “I don’t like quinoa or spinach but I like this,” said one taster. There was no way though that the salad could compete with the warm blueberry and raspberry topping over ice cream. “How can a salad compare with this?” asked more than one taster. “This doesn’t seem fair,” said another, “a dessert against a salad.” When the votes were counted, the berry topping won easily.
Leanne, who works in orthopedics, will see her recipe entered in the final MaineHealth competition on March 29, in Portland. Her recipe will be prepared by a catering company and compete against 13 other recipes, each featuring a different vegetable or fruit. Attendees, including a panel of local celebrity judges, will vote on which one takes the top spot. The winner will receive a $250 Hannaford card.
If you suffered a stroke or heart attack or were in a serious accident that left you unable to communicate with medical personnel, would your family know what your wishes are about end-of-life care? Would you want to be resuscitated? Put on a respirator? Have a feeding tube inserted?
Or what if the medical personnel couldn’t reach a family member? Would they or your primary care provider know what you want?
There is a way to ensure that your wishes are followed even if you can’t communicate them. On Wednesday, April 20, from 9 am to noon, there will be an Advance Care Open House on the second floor hallway of the Cobb Medical Building, 16 Fahey St., Belfast.
At the open house, you will be able to ask questions and get the assistance you need to make your healthcare wishes known. There will be free on-site assistance to fill out your advance directives, which will allow your family to know and honor your wishes, if you are unable to communicate.
Nelli Gentle of Lincolnville was the winner of the basket in the Breast Cancer Awareness Month raffle. The basket was created by The Upper Cut. Gentle said she was going to share it with her mother, a breast cancer survivor. On hand when Gentle picked up the basket, were from left, imaging staff members Raegan Lehouillier, Danielle Wight, Gentle, Judy Curry and Susan Walker.
Charles Kava, DO, has joined the Otolaryngology team. He is working with Dr. Karen Miller to assess and treat the needs of our Ear, Nose and Throat patients. Dr. Kava has a special interest in obstructive sleep apnea patients.
He will see patients on Fridays from 8:30 am to 1 pm in Suite 207 of the Cobb Medical Building. Call 338-4211 to schedule an appointment.
Susan Hage, DO, has joined the Pain Management program. She works with Dr. Jonathan Herland.
Dr. Hage graduated from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and after doing an internship at Garden City Osteopathic Hospital in Michigan, completed her residency at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia in physical medicine and rehabilitation.
Dr. Hage is a physiatrist, which is the specialty involving physical medicine and rehabilitation to restore optimal function to people with injuries and/or pain to the muscles, bones, tissues and nervous system.
Dr. Hage will be at Waldo County General Hospital every other Friday from 9 am to 1 pm, starting Friday, Oct. 2 in Suite 207 of the Cobb Medical Building. Call 338-4211 to schedule an appointment.