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!

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

Quick relief for a kinky back

When you've got a kink in your back, try out these moves on the foam roller. Don't have a roller? Don't worry. We also show you how to use a towel.

By | December 1st, 2017|Fitness|0 Comments

Persian Barley Salad from Rosemont Market & Bakery

Ready to settle down for some healthy eating? Try this recipe for Persian Barley Salad. It's from Rosemont Market so it has to be delicious!

By | November 30th, 2017|Nosh & Nutrition|0 Comments

How to keep our beloved pets safe during the holidays

Love your pets? Of course you do! That's why you should check out this list of tips for keeping them safe during the holidays.

By | November 29th, 2017|Health News|0 Comments

Diabetes Connections: A podcast about type 1 diabetes

A conversation with Stacey Simms, who produces and hosts the Diabetes Connections podcast. It's personal for Stacey, whose son has type 1 diabetes.

By | November 28th, 2017|Podcast|0 Comments

5-step recovery plan for getting back on track after Thanksgiving

If Thanksgiving got you off to a rough start as far as your diet is concerned, take a deep breath. Now read this advice from Jackie Conn from Weight Watchers.

By | November 24th, 2017|Nosh & Nutrition|0 Comments

Burn off some Thanksgiving calories with this short, high-intensity workout

Feeling a little groggy from all that food you ate for Thanksgiving? Strength coach Andy Wight has a short but intense calorie burning routine just for you.

By | November 23rd, 2017|Fitness|0 Comments

Vegan Thanksgiving? Try this recipe for a neat loaf from the Taste of Eden Vegan Café

Don't panic if there will be vegans at your Thanksgiving table. Sonya Tardif to your rescue with a recipe for a holiday neat loaf.

By | November 16th, 2017|Nosh & Nutrition|0 Comments

Arise Portland: A new experimental ministry that celebrates and fosters wholeness

Pastor Maria Anderson-Lippert leads a new kind of ministry that offers a safe space for reflection, commentary, and exploration. She explains how.

By | November 14th, 2017|Podcast|0 Comments

How to wake up your sleepy glutes and reduce the risk of an athletic knee injury

What's one thing good athletes have in common? Strong glutes! We've got some tips on how to strengthen yours and hopefully, prevent some injuries.

By | November 13th, 2017|Fitness|0 Comments

What is Reiki?

I'd heard of Reiki before but never experienced it myself. Learn how it's done and what I got out of my first Reiki session.

By | November 8th, 2017|Expert Advice|0 Comments

Maine’s unique retreat for combat-injured vets and their families has a successful first summer

Kelly McGaughey's life mission is to change lives. As program director for the Travis Mills Foundation, she does it every day. She explains how in this podcast.

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

National Deviled Eggs Day? You’re kidding!

Who needs a special day for deviled eggs? I don't! Whenever wherever, I can't resist. And you won't be able to resist our devilishly delicious tips.

By | November 2nd, 2017|Nosh & Nutrition|0 Comments

Important advice on using your generator safely

No power? If you're planning to use a generator, space heater or something similar, make sure to read these important safety tips.

By | October 31st, 2017|Health News|0 Comments

Understanding the powerful gift of Pilates

I want you to breathe better and feel more alive. To be clear-headed and bright-eyed. That's what Pilates can give you. Jen Micoleau, Pilates instructor.

By | October 30th, 2017|Fitness|0 Comments

A recipe for vanilla almond panna cotta from chef Max Brody

Try the recipe and learn about Max Brody's new restaurant in Buxton, Maine. He's busy renovating an antique farmhouse that will be home to The Buxton Common.

By | October 26th, 2017|Nosh & Nutrition|0 Comments

What should you say if you’re worried that someone has an eating disorder?

Roughly 30 million Americans will struggle with an eating disorder at some time in their lives. If you're worried about someone and don't know what to say, read this.

By | October 25th, 2017|Expert Advice|0 Comments

Why Erick Schadler spent his summer researching ticks

Most people try to avoid ticks when they're outside. Erick Schadler went looking for them. The St. Joseph's College senior spent his summer doing tick research.

By | October 24th, 2017|Health News|0 Comments

Women. This is what you need to know to defend yourselves

Be confident, be aware, be strong, be prepared. Then go for the vision, wind, and limbs. Self-defense lessons from a police officer that could save your life.

By | October 20th, 2017|Fitness|2 Comments

Oven Bird and Crazy Potatoes — get the recipes!

We love comfort food here at Catching Health. We have two comforting recipes for you — roast chicken and mashed potatoes, both with a delicious twist.

By | October 19th, 2017|Nosh & Nutrition|2 Comments