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!

Frontier in Brunswick shares a recipe for mouth-watering fish tacos

Looking for something different to cook? How about some fish tacos? This week's Catching Health recipe is compliments of Frontier in Brunswick, Maine. Enjoy!

By | January 19th, 2017|Recipes|0 Comments

Alfond Foundation gives major grant to St. Joseph’s College to expand its nursing program

St. Joseph's College plans to expand its nursing program and create a Center for Nursing Excellence. It just got a major boost from the Harold Alfond Foundation.

By | January 18th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

You, too, want to be stronger? Join me in my discomfort zone

How working with a personal trainer is taking me inside my discomfort zone. It's also making me stronger. Follow my workouts.

By | January 17th, 2017|Blog|1 Comment

Can a Mediterranean diet keep your brain from shrinking as you age?

A new study suggests a link between eating a Mediterranean diet and brain shrinkage. We have some details in this blog post.

By | January 13th, 2017|Blog, Recipes|3 Comments

A delicious recipe for crock pot chicken stew

Chicken stew — a great meal for a cold winter's day. Get the recipe and some healthy tips from weight loss coach Lisa Prince.

By | January 12th, 2017|Recipes|0 Comments

How do you get rid of foot fungus?

Have you ever had to deal with a foot fungus or athlete's foot? Here's some treatment advice from Dr. Michael Saraydarian, a podiatrist at Central Maine Orthopaedics.

By | January 11th, 2017|Q & A|1 Comment

How music therapy can do more than just make you feel good

You might think that listening to music is therapeutic. It is, but music therapist Kate Beever takes it to a different level.

By | January 10th, 2017|Podcast|0 Comments

A young man’s struggle with mental illness and why today he’s in a better frame of mind

In 2011, at the age of 19, Logan Price was diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder. Now he helps others by sharing his story — the challenges and the successes.

By | January 9th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Why we need to talk about what we want at the end of life (and how to begin)

People are starting to see that they have options and that they can make good choices at the end of life. They're looking at how to spend their last days.

By | January 7th, 2017|Blog|12 Comments

Why we lose our motivation to exercise and how to get it back

There are two main reasons why people lose their motivation to exercise. Learn what they are and get some help finding your motivation again.

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

A recipe from Plant IQ for Peppery Pumpkin, Corn and Bean Soup

If you're trying to eat a whole foods plant-based diet, you'll want to learn more about Plant IQ. And you'll want to try this hearty soup recipe.

By | January 5th, 2017|Recipes|0 Comments

Six secrets to keeping your New Year’s resolutions all year long

Supposedly, only 8 percent of people in the U.S. keep their New Year's resolutions. Follow these six secrets and give yourself at shot at making yours stick.

By | January 4th, 2017|Q & A|0 Comments

Desperate to end your obsession with food? These two food addicts found a solution

Whether they overeat or undereat, food addicts are obsessed with food. Read about one solution that has helped many people finally recover from food addiction.

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

How Jen Boggs managed to rock her 2016 New Year’s resolution

Still looking for some New Year's resolution ideas and inspiration? Stop right now and read what Jen Boggs accomplished in 2016. High five, Jen!

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

A Hanukkah recipe for potato latkes

Jill Silander shares her recipe for potato latkes. A Hanukkah tradition that can be enjoyed any time of year.

By | December 29th, 2016|Blog, Recipes|2 Comments

The best way to prevent a cold and what to do if you fail

When you are surrounded by people who are coughing and sneezing, how can you protect yourself? Some tips and what to do if you still come down with a cold.

By | December 28th, 2016|Q & A|0 Comments

Tips on how to keep that resolution to lose weight in the coming year

What's your New Year's resolution? If it's to lose weight, you are not alone. Think you might need some expert advice and support? Listen to this podcast.

By | December 27th, 2016|Podcast|0 Comments

From me to you

However and whenever you celebrate the holiday season, I hope yours is filled with joy and love.

By | December 23rd, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

What does it mean when your tooth is cracked?

What is a cracked tooth? Can it be fixed? Dr. Paul Best has the answers and more on the Catching Health blog.

By | December 21st, 2016|Q & A|0 Comments

Six ways to boost your metabolism when cold weather cuts into your exercise routine

Have you ever used winter as an excuse not to exercise? John Turrell, Wellness Coordinator for YMCA of Southern Maine, offers some tips on how you can stay warm and still burn some calories.

By | December 16th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Frostbite: What You Need to Know

Bitterly cold — that’s what the weather report says — danger of frostbite. Catching Health shares some frostbite dos and don'ts.

By | December 15th, 2016|Blog|6 Comments

Smoked chicken, barley and winter squash soup, compliments of Duckfat

A recipe from Duckfat, one of my favorite Portland (ME) eating spots. Whenever my brother Patrick visits from San Francisco, Duckfat is always on his itinerary!

By | December 15th, 2016|Recipes|3 Comments

Is walking as good for you as running?

Is walking as good for you as running? I asked physical therapist Mary Kroth-Brunet, from Back in Motion Physical Therapy.

By | December 14th, 2016|Q & A|2 Comments

A conversation about suicide. Why there are no right or wrong words

If you're worried that someone is contemplating suicide, there are no right or wrong words. What's important is to say something. Learn more in this podcast.

By | December 13th, 2016|Podcast|0 Comments

The difference between grieving and suffering

The holidays can be especially difficult for people who have lost someone dear — no matter how it happened. If you're having a hard time, I hope this helps.

By | December 12th, 2016|Blog|1 Comment

Busting six myths about adopting a foster child in Maine

Right now, 100 children in foster care in Maine hope to be adopted by loving families. Think you're not up to it? A bit of myth busting may change your mind.

By | December 9th, 2016|Blog|2 Comments

Make this fun recipe with your kids: Mini Chocolate Ganache Tarts

A holiday recipe from Measuring Up! Cooking for Kids — Michele Howard's cooking school for kids in Scarborough, Maine. You can make it with your kids.

By | December 8th, 2016|Recipes|0 Comments

Is Greek yogurt healthier than regular yogurt? 

Like yogurt? Should you be eating Greek yogurt or regular yogurt? Which is healthier?

By | December 7th, 2016|Q & A|2 Comments

How electroacupuncture helps relieve some of the most common PTSD symptoms

Turning flashbacks into memories you can choose to think of or not. That's the goal of a treatment that uses electroacupuncture to help people recover from PTSD.

By | December 6th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Six tips for a healthy holiday mouth

All those goodies that get eaten over the holidays aren't so great for your teeth. Check out these healthy dental tips.

By | December 5th, 2016|Blog|5 Comments

It is a cold or the flu and why does it matter?

If you're lucky, whether you have a cold or the flu, you'll recover with no problems. Sometimes, though, the flu can cause serious complications.

By | December 2nd, 2016|Blog|0 Comments