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Alison McKellar

Mainers seek to end the use of food stamps for soda

Jonathon Shenkin, the Bangor pediatric dentist and public health advocate who was behind the recent ban on smoking in the car with children is now working on a new initiative to prohibit the use of…

Alison McKellar

Can lawyers help stop childhood obesity?

In a statement released last week Gov. John Baldacci alerted Mainers to the alarming rate of obesity among Maine kids. According to the governor, 30 percent of Maine youths are either obese or…

Alison McKellar

New Warnings for Kids and Cold Medicines

The Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) announced today that oral cough and cold medicines sold over the counter should not be used in children younger than 4 years old due to the rare…

Alison McKellar

Mainers hit hard by bad flu season and worst flu shot in ten years

An estimated 200,000 Americans are hospitalized each year
for flu-like symptoms and complications from influenza
kill approximately 36,000 during the average “flu season”. Although the common…