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The Low Down on Ticks and Lyme Disease in Maine

The Low Down on Ticks and Lyme Disease in Maine

Lyme disease, the most common tick-borne illness in the United States, is on the rise in Maine. Be tick smart and learn how to protect your family from this debilitating disease. What is Lyme disease? Lyme disease is caused by a bacterial infection. In the eastern...
Debunked! 16 Pregnancy Myths

Debunked! 16 Pregnancy Myths

All expectant mothers hear endless amounts of myths based on old wives’ tales, superstition, and just plain rumors. Mary Williams, Board-Certified Nurse Midwife, CNM, APNP, at the Kaldas Center debunks 16 popular pregnancy myths. How many did you know weren’t true?...
It’s Time to Learn About Colorectal Cancer Awareness

It’s Time to Learn About Colorectal Cancer Awareness

March Is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month Among cancers that affect both men and women, colorectal cancer (cancer of the colon or rectum) is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. Every year, about 140,000 Americans are diagnosed...
Coping With Labor Pain During a Homebirth

Coping With Labor Pain During a Homebirth

One of the biggest concerns for all moms is “How am I going to cope with labor pain?” There are many things about having your baby at home that may make it easier to cope with pain: Staying Relaxed. Being in the private and familiar setting of your own home—your own...