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Maine Medicine Weekly E-Update, July 20, 2022

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MAINE MEDICINE WEEKLY UPDATE
July 20, 2022
LEAD STORIES
Monkeypox Now a Reportable Condition in Maine
Federal COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Extended
Novavax COVID-19 Vaccine Authorized by FDA & CDC
Maine Joins National Launch Of 988 Suicide And Crisis Lifeline
MORE CDC NEWS
Recent Reports of Human Parechovirus (PeV) in the United States
PHYSICIANS IN THE NEWS
Maine Physicians Direct Primacy Care Model to Improve Medical Care
LEGISLATIVE ADVOCACY
MMA Government Affairs Developing 2023-2024 State Legislative Agenda
SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER
CDC Launches New Addiction Medicine Toolkit
Revised Narcotic Treatment Program Manual
Governor Mills Hosts 4th Annual Opioid Response Summit
COVID CORNER
Concerns About BA.5 Variants Contagiousness, Hospitalizations
MMA'S ANNUAL MEETING
Sign Up Now for the MMA 169th Annual Session in Bar Harbor!
CANCER CARE
ASGE Colon Cancer Appropriate Screening Test Campaign
AWARD NOMINATIONS
Nominations Due by July 29 for 2022 Mary Cushman, MD Award
UPCOMING EVENTS
Upcoming Specialty Society Meetings
HEALTHCARE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Island Physician - MD/DO
Family Medicine Physician - Penobscot Community Health Care’s Brewer Medical Center
Physician
Thoracic Surgeon Opportunity at Progressive Medical Center in Maine
Lead Hematology/Oncology Opportunity in Northern Maine
Experienced Emergency Medicine PA Opportunity in Bangor, Maine!

 
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MAINE MEDICINE WEEKLY UPDATE

July 20, 2022

Governor Mills Hosts 4th Annual Opioid Response Summit


 

Nearly 1,200 participants gathered at the Cross Insurance Arena in Bangor for Governor Mills’ 4th Annual Opioid Response Summit this past Monday, July 11th. The event highlighted the urgency of responding to a crisis that took the lives of nearly 600 Mainers in 2021 alone.

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COVID Hospitalizations Rising

The BA.5 subvariant is now the most prevalent coronavirus strain in the United States, has been the leading cause of rising COVID-19 cases in the United States, and is sparking concern about an increase in hospitalizations.

The Portland Press Herald reported Wednesday that Maine COVID hospitalizations have risen nearly 30% in 10 days and Maine Public highlighted Maine CDC data showing hospitalizations in Maine have risen to the highest level in over a month.

The strain, which is considered "hypercontagious," according to the Mayo Clinic, is more defiant against messenger RNA vaccines – four times more resistant to be exact.

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