Rare albino hummingbird spotted in Ogunquit


OGUNQUIT, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Photographs of an extremely rare albino hummingbird have been captured at the Beachmere Inn in Ogunquit.

The still shots were taken on Sept. 24 by Heather and Gary Ross while vacationing in Maine.


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First Maine child tests positive for enterovirus


AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) -- A Maine child has tested positive for a respiratory virus that has been affecting children across the country.



The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday that a child from York County has tested positive for enterovirus D68 infection. It's the first confirmed case in the state.

Officials say the child was hospitalized, but is now back home and doing well.

Symptoms for the highly contagious virus include a fever, runny nose, sneezing and muscle aches. Officials say that children with severe cases elsewhere have had trouble breathing and have experienced wheezing.

Preventing Falls: What Fran Learned About Lowering Her Risk of Falling

Preventing Falls: What Fran Learned About Lowering Her Risk of Falling

Fran Paris, who is 79, has a balance problem and tries to keep herself steady so that she doesn’t fall. When she noticed that Woodford’s Congregational Church was offering a Fall Risk Screening Event to help people learn more about their risks, she hightailed it over there. Read what Fran learned about her risks ...

 

Health Events in Maine September 27 to October 1

Health Events in Maine September 27 to October 1

Is every night a bedtime battle with your child? Check out the Catching Health calendar to find out about an upcoming event at the MaineHealth Learning Resource Center with infant and child sleep consultant Jessica Begley. Discover other health events in Maine and/or submit your own event — visit the Catching Health with Diane Atwood blog.

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Northern Maine is Awash in Color with Peak Fall Foliage

A beautiful tapestry of colors blankets northern Maine where forest rangers report that the fall foliage season will reach peak conditions this weekend.

“With below average day time temperatures and very chilly nights over the past several days, northern Maine has seen the progression of color rapidly spreading throughout the forest canopies and hillsides in zones 6 and 7. The time is right for the spectacular viewing of why we love Maine in the fall,” noted Gale Ross, Fall Foliage spokesperson.

Get out your camera and head north to chronicle the change in seasons and then share your photos or sign up for e-mail reports detailing where to see the best fall foliage at http://www.mainefoliage.com/ .

Ex-York Hospital nurse charged with stealing drugs


YORK, Maine (AP) - A former nurse at York Hospital has been charged with stealing narcotic drugs from the hospital for her personal use.

Police say 45-year-old Nicolle Dauphinee of Kennebunkport was summoned to court next month to face a charge of stealing drugs.

Authorities say Dauphinee stole hydromorphone, a narcotic painkiller, intended for patients, and injected herself at work.

The hospital alerted police on Sept. 15 that it suspected an employee of stealing drugs.

Police say the nurse stole the drugs from June until September. The hospital has fired her.


Never too old to get mono

Never too old to get mono

Not too long ago a friend of mine was diagnosed with mononucleosis (mono). When I hear that someone has mono, I think teenager. My friend may be so in spirit, but in reality she is a grandmother. Read more ...