"Someone who pays attention to the newsfeeds this summer might have noticed that there have been several issues with the class of medications called ‘Performance Enhancing Drugs’ (PEDs). First there was the scandal involving cobalt being administered to race horses here in Maine." Read Dr. Sturrock's latest advice for healthy living in 2016 - "Performance Enhancing Drugs: From the Racetrack to the Olympics " - "From the President's Pen" - Here
Tick & Vector Bourne Disease Awareness - not just Lyme
Lyme disease is the most common vector borne disease in Maine. Many cases are reported each year, and the number will rise as the weather continues to get warmer. Cases have been increasing each year in Maine, and occur in all 16 counties.
Other diseases that are carried by ticks in Maine include Anaplasmosis, Babesiosis and Powassan. Multiple cases of all of these tick bourne diseases have been reported here in Maine.
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AAFP’s members-only Webcast: Zika Virus: Information for Family Physicians
ZIKA Outbreak - Updated Information for physicians
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"Making Sense of MACRA: Start Today, Prepare for Tomorrow" - supplement from July/August Family Practice Management
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