Thousands of Maine kids rely on this health insurance with an uncertain future

While everyone was busy debating the Affordable Care Act last week, the future of another far less controversial health program fell into doubt. Funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program, which has long attracted broad bipartisan support, lapsed on Sept. 30 after Congress failed to renew it. As the deadline approached, lawmakers were clashing over […]

Maine research raises doubts about how doctors choose antibiotics to treat infections

Researchers at the University of New England are raising some provocative questions about the process doctors rely on to select antibiotics for their patients.  They just published their findings in a scientific journal. But their work actually began two years ago — with a very sick woman a thousand miles away. Dr. Meghan May, an associate […]