A Place Called Camp

You won’t see this place featured on The Travel Channel. There are no major airports nearby, no tourist attractions, no fancy hotels, no crowded restaurants, no taxis, no t-shirt shops, and no night life. It’s a place found all over Maine, in the woods and…

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Slow Medicine

As an advocate for better care for older people, I often think about a Japanese film I saw years ago. It tells the story of three generations living in extreme poverty, on a remote northerly island that afforded its residents neither doctors nor anything beyond…

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Animal Medicine

Cody gets up early, 5:30 a.m. or so, eats his breakfast and waits by the door for his mom. When they arrive at Scarborough Terrace, he snoozes until the place starts to hum with activity, then heads off on his rounds. He  knows which of…

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Larry Rubinstein and the Bicycle Coalition of Maine

Growing up in New York City, Larry Rubinstein discovered the joy of biking.He and his brother whizzed around their Bronx neighborhood on their new English racing bikes, the three-speed, thin-framed bikes that were in vogue at the time. But it was a doctor’s warning decades…

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March 2018 Publisher’s Note

In Maine we learn how to be survivors. Staying active with both body and mind is critical. It is more than appropriate, therefore, that the oldest winner of the CBS reality TV show Survivor is a man from Maine. We also know that it is not just…

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