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 let me know!

Jane Tholen reclaims her life after 30 years on antidepressants

In this Catching Health podcast, Jane Tholen talks about how antidepressants impacted her life, how she got off them, and what her life is like today.

By | February 6th, 2018|Podcast|0 Comments

When do you need to worry about hypothermia?

Hypothermia: When the core body temperature is below 95°F. It happens if the body loses heat faster than it can be produced. Read these important tips.

By | February 5th, 2018|Health News|2 Comments

Barre fitness. What’s that all about?

I've been hearing a lot about barre fitness lately. It sounds like a workout for dancers, but you don't need to be a ballerina to do barre.

By | February 3rd, 2018|Fitness|0 Comments

Four recipes for cooking beets. Delicious recipes!

Until a few years ago, I thought I didn't like beets. I discovered that they are delicious, especially roasted or in a salad. You have to try these recipes!

By | February 1st, 2018|Nosh & Nutrition|0 Comments

Insomnia? Don’t eat or drink these before bed

What's wrong with a little coffee in the afternoon? For me, it can mean being wide awake at 3 am. Here are some other things not to eat or drink before bed.

By | January 30th, 2018|Health News|2 Comments

Learning how to walk with ease and grace the Feldenkrais way

Feldenkrais uses gentle movements to help people increase their range of motion and improve flexibility and coordination. See how it works.

By | January 26th, 2018|Fitness|0 Comments

A roasted butternut squash recipe from Chef Annie Mahle

Imagine being the chef on a beautiful schooner that sails up and down the coast of Maine. That's what Annie Mahle does. And she's sharing some recipes with us.

By | January 25th, 2018|Nosh & Nutrition|0 Comments

Got a sore throat? Will gargling with salt water help?

The connection between a sore throat and gargling with salt water. An old wives tale or can it really help? We have the answer.

By | January 24th, 2018|Expert Advice|0 Comments

How to lead a more spiritual life

Dr. Ron Bissell has spent his life helping others. He did it as a surgeon for 25 years. Now he does it by sharing what he knows about leading a spiritual life.

By | January 23rd, 2018|Podcast|2 Comments

A little friendly advice for lifting your spirits

It's easy to get in a funk in the middle of winter. I got a little advice from my friends to help me climb out of mine.

By | January 22nd, 2018|Health News|0 Comments

Winter running safety tips

Running in the dead of winter isn't easy but it can be done. Before you head out, take a minute to read these important safety tips from a running expert.

By | January 19th, 2018|Fitness|0 Comments

How to make your own sauerkraut from scratch

If you want to add some fiber to your diet and boost your immune system eat sauerkraut. And if you want to add some fun to your life, try making your own.

By | January 18th, 2018|Nosh & Nutrition|0 Comments

Simple exercises for lymphatic drainage and a healthy immune system

With so many colds going around, I think everyone's immune system needs a boost. Dr. Shawn Higgins gives us some advice on how we can do that.

By | January 17th, 2018|Health News|0 Comments

How to stay on track with your New Year’s resolution

Struggling to keep your New Year's resolution to lose weight? You're not alone. But maybe you're aiming too high. Listen to this advice from strength coach Andy Wight.

By | January 15th, 2018|Fitness|0 Comments

A recipe for wicked good roasted potatoes

Like roasted potatoes crisp and crunchy on the outside and tender on the inside? I found the perfect recipe — tested it and now I'm sharing it just for you!

By | January 11th, 2018|Nosh & Nutrition|0 Comments

What foods are apt to contain hidden salt?

Salt is an essential nutrient. But too much may lead to high blood pressure, strokes and kidney disease. Make sure the food you eat doesn't hide salt.

By | January 10th, 2018|Expert Advice|0 Comments

How to talk to your kids about sex

Your kids are bombarded with information about sex in the news, at school, online. You want them to hear it from you. If you're worried about saying the right things at the right time, listen to this podcast with certified sex therapist Jennifer Wiessner.

By | January 9th, 2018|Podcast|0 Comments

How to protect your pets in cold weather

You may think your pets aren't bothered by the cold, but there are some subtle signs you shouldn't ignore. Learn how to keep them safe in freezing weather.

By | January 6th, 2018|Health News|2 Comments

Why Bill Keller thinks you should try Zumba

If you're ready to get some exercise, make sure you pick something you love. Bill Keller loves Zumba and he's going to tell us why.

By | January 5th, 2018|Fitness|2 Comments

A recipe for the new year from The Sinful Kitchen — Pancit Bihon

Looking for a unique culinary experience? How about going to a Filipino Boodle Fight? Or stay home and try The Sinful Kitchen's recipe for Pancit Bihon.

By | January 4th, 2018|Nosh & Nutrition|0 Comments

What’s the best tooth filling?

Got a toothache? If despite your best efforts you developed a cavity, you'll need a filling. Read the pros and cons of two common filling materials.

By | January 3rd, 2018|Expert Advice|0 Comments

Toast the new year with a smooth non-alcoholic drink

Here's to a Happy New Year! If you prefer to celebrate with a mocktail instead of a cocktail, we've got a few recipes for you.

By | December 28th, 2017|Nosh & Nutrition|0 Comments

A family recipe for baked stuffed winter squash

Looking for something new and different to serve for the holidays? Try my sister Debi's recipe for baked stuffed winter squash. You won't be sorry.

By | December 22nd, 2017|Nosh & Nutrition|2 Comments

How to enjoy the holidays by practicing civility

Dreading the holidays? Your family isn't on the same page politically and you know dinner will end in a shouting match? Learn how to set the table for civility.

By | December 20th, 2017|Health News|0 Comments

The dos and don’ts of shoveling snow

Shoveling snow can put you at risk if you don't do it properly — from injuring your back to causing a heart attack. Make sure to read this important advice.

By | December 15th, 2017|Fitness|0 Comments

A Hanukkah recipe for potato latkes from Ten Apple Farm

Potato latkes are a staple at Hanukkah celebrations and we've got a delicious, easy-to-make recipe from Maine author and goat farmer Margaret Hathaway.

By | December 14th, 2017|Nosh & Nutrition|0 Comments

Seeking clarity about dementia

There are many unanswered questions about Alzheimer's and dementia. Peter Baker, with the Alzheimer's Association in Maine, has some answers in this podcast.

By | December 13th, 2017|Podcast|0 Comments

Gosnell Memorial Hospice House: 10 years of having a profound impact on how people die

Ten years ago, Hospice of Southern Maine opened the doors to the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House — a look back ...

By | December 11th, 2017|Health News|4 Comments

Exercising when you’re sick. Is it ok to do?

If you go for a run when you're sick will you get worse? What about exercise class? Or lifting weights? Read more to find out what's ok, what's not.

By | December 8th, 2017|Fitness|2 Comments

Time to pick up your winter farm share and get some healthy recipes, too

Winter farm shares. What a great idea! Goranson Farm (organic) offers them and they also offered us some healthy spinach, kale, and turnip recipes.

By | December 7th, 2017|Nosh & Nutrition|2 Comments

The connection between your diet and your longevity

Restrict what you eat and you may add years to your life. Healthy years. With the help of Maine researcher Dr. Aric Rogers, we learn how that's possible.

By | December 6th, 2017|Health News|0 Comments