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May 28, 2021

In This Issue
Congratulations 2021 UNE College of Osteopathic Medicine & Maine Track Program Graduates
Maine Congressman Jared Golden Part of Group Spearheading Medicare Expansion
Maine Health Alert Network Advisory: Myocarditis and Pericarditis following COVID Vaccination
ME DHHS Updates Pop-Up Clinic Eligibility & Application
Associated Press: COVID Fueled Eating Disorder Surge in Teens, Adults
U.S. CDC ACIP: Vaccine Recommendation Updates - 5/25/2021
American Academy of Physician Assistants Votes to Change Title: Physician Associate
Primary Care 2.0 Webinar Opportunities
Working with Children & Adolescents? Maine Pediatric & Behavioral Health Partnership (MPBHP) Webinar Series
Maine Community Action Partnership: CALL TO ACTION!
MMA Mary Cushman, MD Award for Humanitarian Service
A Message from Maine Responds: Volunteer Opportunity
MAINE LEGISLATURE
Maine Medical Association Legislative Advocacy Update
MMA Legislative Calls Finished for the Session
UPCOMING EVENTS
Upcoming Specialty Society Meetings
AAP EQIPP Course: Immunizations - Strategies for Success (for RURAL Health Providers)
SUPPORT for ME Training and Technical Assistance Initiative
Maine AAP Educational Webinar Series - Last Session is June 1
A Trusted Source: Expanding COVID Vaccination in Maine Physician Practices
NAMI Maine June Workshop: Suicide Assessment & Management for Clinical Staff - June 8, 15, & 22
The Maine Concussion Management Initiative will be offering Free Level 1 and Level 2 training on June 18, 2021, via Zoom.
HEALTHCARE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Medical Director
Pediatrician

 
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Associated Press: COVID Fueled Eating Disorder Surge in Teens, Adults

According to a Modern Healthcare reprint of an Associated Press article, “the pandemic created treacherous conditions for eating disorders, leading to a surge of new cases and relapses that is not abating as restrictions are loosened and COVID-19 cases subside in many places, doctors and other specialists say.”

An analysis of electronic medical records data from about 80 U.S. hospitals found a 30% increase starting after March 2020, compared with data from the previous two years. There were 1,718 admissions for girls aged 12 to 18 through February, but no increase among boys. 

The analysis was published in April in the Epic Health Research Network journal. 

Key points in the article: 

· The Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness, which started offering virtual therapist-led support groups for adults during the pandemic, has also seen a surge. Since January more than 7,000 people from every state and 32 countries have attended their support groups, said alliance CEO Johanna Kandel. 

· Hospitalizations are also up among teen girls with severe complications from eating disorders, mostly anorexia.

 

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