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Preventive Health Resources

Staying Healthy

Health Information
This website lets you search health topics from an online encyclopedia of trusted sources, locate a doctor, health center, organization or public library, see the month's top searches for health information, get up-to-date health news and use free interactive health tools to check your health, get personalized advice and keep track of your progress.
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Healthy Men
Information on staying healthy, talking to your doctor, getting preventive medical tests, learning about your prescriptions, finding advice and support, and more.  
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Healthy Women
Information on staying healthy, talking to your doctor, getting preventive medical tests, learning about your prescriptions, finding advice and support, and more.
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Healthcare Options for Low-income People/CarePartners
Physicians, hospitals and other healthcare providers volunteer their
time to provide inexpensive health visits and prescriptions to low-income people. Find out more here about the MaineHealth CarePartners Program.
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Cholesterol Information
This website provided by the Maine Heart Center provides an overview
of what cholesterol is, what causes it, as well as what the symptoms of high cholesterol are, how it is diagnosed, how it is treated, how to prevent it and much more.
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Healthy Lifestyle Choices/Let's Go!
Let’s Go! is a nationally recognized childhood obesity prevention program. Our goal is to increase physical activity and healthy eating for children from birth to 18 through policy and environmental change. Let’s Go! has six programs, otherwise known as sectors, to reach families where they live, learn, work and play to reinforce the importance of healthy eating and physical activity. While we primarily work in the state of Maine, we have partnerships all over the United States. If you or your organization is outside of Maine and you are interested in using our program, click here for more information.

Self-care Action Plan
A self-care action plan that will assist you with setting goals and taking steps to reach them.
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Prescription Medication Assistance/MedAccess
Use MedAccess to save money on prescription medications.
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Mental Health and Stress Management

MaineHealth Mental Health Integration
Get information about common mental health conditions and how to
treat depression, anxiety, substance abuse and ADHD.
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The Maine Warm Line: Call 866-771-9276
(statewide) or 772-9276 (Greater Portland) when you are lonely or upset or need to talk.   

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Tobacco Cessation

Center for Tobacco Independence
This organization links tobacco users to the most effective methods for quitting smoking.

Maine Tobacco Helpline
1-800-207-1230 or, for hearing impaired, 1-800-457-1220
This free and confidential helpline offers support for those trying to quit smoking.
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Exercise

Explore Maine by Bike
Discover maps and descriptions of biking tours throughout Maine.
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Healthy Maine Walks
Find walking routes in Maine near you.
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Health Programs

A Matter of Balance is designed to reduce fear of falling, stop the fear cycle and improve activity levels among community-dwelling older adults. The program includes eight two-hour classes where participants learn to view falls and fear of falling as controllable.
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Enhance Fitness is an exercise program for seniors that offers low-cost fitness classes with certified fitness instructors. The classes include strength training with wrist and ankle weights, as well as aerobics, stretching and balancing exercises.
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Enhance Wellness is an effective, participant-driven health promotion and management program that helps older adults with chronic conditions achieve their personal health goals through health action plans.
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Living Well for Better Health is a six-week program for anyone living with a long-term health problem such as asthma, arthritis, cancer, COPD, congestive heart failure, diabetes, depression, fibromyalgia, heart disease, obesity and Parkinson's disease.
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