About dianeatwood

Hello! I'm Diane Atwood. For many years, I was the health reporter on WCSH6. Now I write Catching Health with Diane Atwood. I love what I do and hope you will too. If you've got a health topic you think I should write about or a health event you'd like to submit, just let me know!

Dr. Christiane Northrup teaches us how to make life easy

In this podcast, best-selling author Dr. Christiane Northrup shares the essential truth she has come to understand and the wisdom she has gained throughout her life.

By | March 7th, 2017|Podcast|0 Comments

For people living with Parkinson’s, Rock Steady Boxing offers the chance to be active again

Research shows that intensive exercise can benefit people with Parkinson's disease. A new program in Mid Coast Maine is proving the point. It's called Rock Steady Boxing.

By | March 7th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Let’s talk about eating disorders — what they are and how they can be treated

Eating disorders are complex and often dangerous illnesses. Learn about the most common eating disorders and what to do if you're worried you or someone you know has one.

By | March 3rd, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

A recipe for yummy blueberry banana pancakes, compliments of MAND

When cold winter winds whip around it's the perfect time for homemade pancakes. A recipe from the food experts at the Maine Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

By | March 2nd, 2017|Recipes|0 Comments

What should you do when you miss two weeks of exercise?

After being sick and missing two weeks of exercise I was tempted to give up. Thanks to my trainer's good advice, I'm back on track.

By | March 2nd, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

What causes carpal tunnel syndrome?

Got a tingling sensation in your thumb and several fingers? You might have carpal tunnel syndrome. Learn more.

By | March 1st, 2017|Q & A|0 Comments

Scientists at MDI Biological Laboratory discover a tiny molecule that may be able to heal a damaged heart

Heart disease is the leading cause of death around the world. At a research lab on the coast of Maine, scientists have discovered a tiny molecule that shows great promise for damaged hearts.

By | March 1st, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Using medical marijuana in a recipe for Lobster Primavera with Spring Peas and Marscapone

Some people who use medical marijuana would prefer to eat it rather that smoke it. Wellness Connection of Maine has a recipe for Lobster Primavera and some tips.

By | February 23rd, 2017|Recipes|0 Comments

Is bronchitis contagious?

If you have a cold that settles in your chest, you may have bronchitis. Is it contagious? That's the number one question doctors get asked. We have the answer.

By | February 22nd, 2017|Q & A|0 Comments

Why you should know the difference between cardiac arrest and a heart attack

You should know the difference between cardiac arrest and a heart attack. In this podcast, Dr. Brandei Wingard explains and tells us how to protect our hearts.

By | February 21st, 2017|Podcast|0 Comments

Fitness for life: Maintaining your vitality

If you already follow a fitness program, good for you. But if you don't, it's time to get started. We're here to provide some motivation.

By | February 20th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

How to start and maintain your Seven Days of Love exercise program

Seven Days of Love = seven days of simple exercises. What better way to show yourself some love than to get your body moving. We have some tips for you.

By | February 15th, 2017|Q & A|0 Comments

Seven Days of Love. Day seven: Dead bugs!

Every day for the past seven days, Andy Wight from AW Strength & Conditioning has demonstrated a simple exercise. Today he shows us how to do a favorite.

By | February 14th, 2017|Q & A|0 Comments

Seven Days of Love. Day six: Romanian deadlift

Day six of Seven Days of Love. If you've been doing Andy's exercises, you must be feeling a lot of love! Today's is a great one for balance and stability.

By | February 13th, 2017|Q & A|0 Comments

Seven Days of Love. Day five: Isometric bent over row

Day five of Seven Days of Love. Today, we're going to love our upper backs and improve our posture at the same time. Get ready to do an isometric bent over row. That's a mouthful!

By | February 12th, 2017|Q & A|0 Comments

Seven Days of Love. Day Four: Reverse lunge with a slider

Day four of Seven Days of Love. Andy Wight demonstrates how to do a reverse lunge with a slider. Get those legs in shape for summer!

By | February 11th, 2017|Q & A|0 Comments

Seven Days of Love. Day Three: Let’s do a plank

Day three of Seven Days of Love. For the seven days leading up to Valentine's Day, Andy Wight from AW Strength & Conditioning will demonstrate a simple exercise. Join us!

By | February 10th, 2017|Q & A|0 Comments

Seven Days of Love. Day 2: How to do a push-up

Want to get in shape, but can't get to the gym? Follow Catching Health and AW Strength & Conditioning for Seven Days of Love. Every day a simple exercise.

By | February 9th, 2017|Q & A|0 Comments

A recipe for cranberry treats — the perfect thing to bake for your special valentine

Bake something delicious for your Valentine. Try this recipe for Cranberry Treats, compliments of Tin Pan Bakery.

By | February 9th, 2017|Recipes|0 Comments

Seven Days of Love: Learn one easy exercise every day

Every day for the next seven days (ending on Valentine's Day) trainer Andy Wight is going to demonstrate a simple exercise. We call it Seven Days of Love.

By | February 8th, 2017|Q & A|0 Comments

No more love, but is divorce the answer? How to put it to the test

Relationship coach and divorce consultant Dr. Erin Oldham helps couples (and children) navigate the sometimes rocky world of love, marriage and divorce.

By | February 7th, 2017|Podcast|0 Comments

Beyond skill — how communication, collaboration, and coordination helped save my life

Sally Loughridge Busch had a stroke while driving her car. She doubts that she would have recovered or even survived without a network of caring, committed people.

By | February 6th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Greek Seven-Layer Dip from the American Heart Association

A heart healthy recipe for a yummy seven-layer dip. Just in time for Super Bowl Sunday!

By | February 2nd, 2017|Recipes|0 Comments

What is normal blood pressure?

What is normal blood pressure? When do you need to take action and what can you do to get it lower? Find answers in Catching Health Q & A.

By | February 1st, 2017|Q & A|0 Comments

Enter now for a chance to win a prize AND share some love!

In the spirit of Valentine's Day, Catching Health is having a contest. Check out the beautiful prizes, each designed to help you connect with someone special.

By | February 1st, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Feeling stronger, feeling sore! Join me in my discomfort zone

After four weeks of working with Andy Wight, my personal trainer, I'm sore, but I feel stronger. Follow my progress — in my discomfort zone.

By | January 31st, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Using Myers-Briggs to understand the connection between your personality and how you handle stress

Your way of handling stress may not be mine. Knowing the difference can help, especially in the midst of a crisis. One possibly useful tool: Myers-Briggs.

By | January 29th, 2017|Blog|2 Comments

Two delicious mocktail recipes from Vena’s Fizz House

Recipes for two delicious mocktails, compliments of Vena's Fizz House in Portland, Maine.

By | January 26th, 2017|Recipes|0 Comments

Are protein and energy bars worth the calories?

Have you ever grabbed an energy bar as a snack or a meal when you're in a pinch? Some are loaded with calories. Some tips from a registered dietitian.

By | January 25th, 2017|Q & A|0 Comments

Understanding naturopathic medicine from a naturopathic physician’s point of view

An interview with naturopathic physician Sarah Kozur. She explains the philosophy behind naturopathy, educational requires and tools she uses in her practice.

By | January 24th, 2017|Podcast|0 Comments

Zebrafish may hold the answer to why early life stress can make you sick when you’re an adult

Scientists at MDI Biological Laboratory are using zebrafish to figure out exactly what happens when embryos are exposed to elevated levels of stress hormones.

By | January 23rd, 2017|Blog|0 Comments