Protect Your Hearing in the Winter!

The cold and snow have arrived. As you take part in your favorite winter-weather traditions, we encourage you to take a moment to care for your hearing health. These simple ways to protect your hearing this winter are a great place to start: Wear cold-weather ear protection Maximize ear protection if snow blowing Watch out... Continue Reading →

Shovel Snow Safely!

Here in Maine, 2020 started with snowstorm and more is predicted! Snowmageddon, Snowpocalypse, SnOMG! There is no end to the terms for "really big snowstorm," and those terms came in handy, particularly in Maine. Just check out these average annual snowfall totals, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration: Mt. Washington, NH – 281.2... Continue Reading →

Cold or Flu?

What is the difference between a cold and flu? Flu and the common cold are both respiratory illnesses but they are caused by different viruses. Because these two types of illnesses have similar symptoms, it can be difficult to tell the difference between them based on symptoms alone. In general, flu is worse than the... Continue Reading →

Flu Season is Here!

We have flu vaccine at no charge at the PCFC for our patients! Call 874-8982 for an appointment! It's that time of year--flu season is upon us. The CDC reports that's 2.9% of outpatient visits involved flu-like illnesses during the week ending Nov 23, 2019 up from 2.5% the previous week and exceeding the 2.4%... Continue Reading →

The Flu; Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

Symptoms Emergency Medical Attention Who is at Risk? Treatment Complications Duration Get your Flu shot at the Portland Community Free Clinic! Flu season is once again upon us. Although there are a number of different types of flu, they all have similar symptoms, but in comparison with a common cold, flu symptoms tend to be... Continue Reading →

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