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Preventive Health Resources

 
 
Staying Healthy
Access to Healthcare
Mental Health and Stress Management
Tobacco Treatment
Exercise
Health Programs
 

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; and get personalized advice and keep track of your progress.
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Living a Healthy Lifestyle
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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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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Nutrition Information
MyPlate offers Nutrition advice to build healthier diets with resources and tools for dietary assessment, nutrition education and other nutrition information.
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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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Access to Healthcare

CarePartners
Physicians, hospitals and other healthcare providers volunteer their time to provide inexpensive health visits and prescriptions to low-income people. Find out more about the MaineHealth CarePartners Program.
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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 Behavioral 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 Treatment

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

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

Explore Maine by Bike
Discover maps and descriptions of biking tours throughout Maine.
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Maine Bike Coalition
Learn about local bike trails, bilking events and rides.
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Healthy Maine Walks
Find walking routes in Maine near you.
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My FitnessPal
If you are ready to get started on a weight loss or fitness journey, track your progress with either a fitbit, jawbone or download an app to your phone.
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Health Programs

MaineHealth Learning Resource Center
For health education classes, health information, and personalized assistance from health educators to answer health questions, contact the Learning Resource Center: 1-866-609-5183.
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 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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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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