Tips on making the perfect healthy and delicious smoothie

Lisa Sharp, who owns Peachy's Smoothie Cafe, shares one of her recipes and some tips for making your own perfect smoothies.

By | May 25th, 2017|Recipes|0 Comments

Is a daily multivitamin “worth it”?

Do you take a multivitamin every day? Is it necessary? Registered dietitian Andrea Paul gives us her answer.

By | May 24th, 2017|Q & A|2 Comments

How the town of Gorham intends to become the happiest, healthiest community in Maine

The happiest, healthiest town in Maine? That's what's in the works for Gorham. Learn how the initiative got started and how the town hopes to reach its goal.

By | May 23rd, 2017|Blog|4 Comments

How to cook asparagus fresh from the garden

It's asparagus season and thanks to my husband Barry, this wonderful vegetable grows right in our backyard. Learn how to cook it to perfection.

By | May 22nd, 2017|Recipes|0 Comments

Silly’s Restaurant serves us a recipe for Imperial Thai Fighter

Colleen Kelley, who owns Silly's Restaurant, likes to serve a well-rounded menu. She shares a chicken recipe with us that she calls Imperial Thai Fighter.

By | May 18th, 2017|Recipes|0 Comments

What is an advance directive and why should you have one?

Joan Lunden got personal at a recent Hospice of Southern Maine Conference. The topic was advance directives — something Joan wished her mother had filled out.

By | May 17th, 2017|Q & A|0 Comments

Help! Why can’t I get a decent night’s sleep?

Have insomnia? Sleep specialist Dr. Christopher Hughes talks about common causes and how to break the cycle. Listen to our podcast.

By | May 16th, 2017|Podcast|0 Comments

It’s National Women’s Health Week, which means it’s all about YOU and how to be healthy

If you're a woman trying to be healthy, we've got all kinds of ideas for you. From getting physical to putting yourself first for once, it's all about YOU.

By | May 15th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

In honor of Mother’s Day — a special grandmother’s recipe for piccalilli relish

I asked a friend to share a recipe for Mother's Day. She gave me an old family recipe for piccalilli relish and also gave the gift of her grandmother's story.

By | May 11th, 2017|Recipes|0 Comments

How bad are digital screens (computer monitors, tablets, smartphones) for your vision?

How bad are digital screens for our eyes? Optometrist Tim Kearins considers two angles — the effect on vision and how they may increase the risk of eye disease.

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

Which is better — going to a personal trainer or taking a group exercise class?

You want to get some exercise but you can't decide whether to see a trainer or take a class. Does it matter? I asked personal trainer Andy Wight.

By | May 9th, 2017|Blog|2 Comments

Inspired to be a teacher in a children’s hospital

When Abby Snyder learned that The Barbara Bush Children's Hospital needed a teacher, she jumped at the opportunity. Five years later, she still loves her job.

By | May 8th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Scallops pan-seared with chilled corn cream, smoked potatoes, and north country bacon, compliments of Tiqa

Wondering what to do with that pound of scallops? Bo Byrne, executive chef at Tiqa, in Portland, Maine, shares a delish pan-seared scallop recipe from Spain.

By | May 4th, 2017|Recipes|0 Comments

Throat scratchy? Sneezing? Is it a cold or do you have an allergy?

With spring comes allergies for some people. Allergy symptoms are often similar to cold symptoms. How can you tell the difference? Catching Health has the answer.

By | May 3rd, 2017|Q & A|0 Comments

The latest in vein treatments — from spider to varicose to deep vein thrombosis

Vein disease is one of the most common health problems in the United States. Learn about the latest treatments in this podcast with Dr. Cindy Asbjornsen.

By | May 2nd, 2017|Podcast|0 Comments

Pan Seared Salmon with Citrus Beurre Blanc, compliments of Fuel

Here's a delicious recipe for seared salmon from the popular French restaurant Fuel. It's also wicked good for you!

By | April 27th, 2017|Recipes|0 Comments

What’s more dangerous, tanning sprays or tanning beds?

Tanning beds are risky, but what about tanning sprays? Pathologist Dr. Katy Linskey gives us the answer.

By | April 26th, 2017|Q & A|0 Comments

Dread growing old? It’s time to get a move on!

Feeling old? Not as strong or agile or flexible as you once were? Take it from me and a couple of experts, get a move on and you'll feel a whole lot better.

By | April 25th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Cultivating your life force energy by practicing Qigong

How does the thought of less stress and more vitality sound to you? If you're yearning for both, you might want to learn the ancient Chinese practice of Qigong.

By | April 24th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

A recipe for Build-Your-Own Stir Fry Bowls

As they try to be healthier, more people are eating plant-based meals. Build-Your-Own Stir Fry Bowls are fun for the whole family to make, especially the kids.

By | April 20th, 2017|Recipes|0 Comments

How will I get enough protein and other questions about going vegan

Thinking about switching to a plant-based diet? Avery Yale Kamila has some tips for you. She's a freelance food writer and the mom of a healthy vegan toddler.

By | April 19th, 2017|Q & A|0 Comments

Suffer from an irritable bowel? Learn how a low FODMAP diet may bring you relief

If you suffer from irritable bowel syndrome or IBS, you'll want to hear what registered dietitian Patsy Catsos has to say about a low FODMAP way of eating. It could change your life.

By | April 18th, 2017|Podcast|0 Comments

The best exercises for people with painful arthritis

Because their joints feel stiff and they hurt, many people with arthritis stop being active, when regular exercise might help them feel better.

By | April 14th, 2017|Blog|2 Comments

A recipe for Portuguese Baked Eggs, compliments of Kismet

Looking for something new and delicious to eat? Try this brunch recipe from Kismet, a lovely little restaurant in Montpelier, Vermont.

By | April 13th, 2017|Recipes|2 Comments

Do mindfulness and meditation really help?

Any of these sound like you? Stressed. In pain. Have a chronic illness. Can't sleep. Worried about the future. How mindfulness and meditation might help.

By | April 12th, 2017|Q & A|2 Comments

Swimming my way outside of my discomfort zone. Getting in shape keeps getting better and better

After three months of working with personal trainer Andy Wight, I went swimming recently and discovered yet another benefit of my hard work. Endurance.

By | April 11th, 2017|Blog|3 Comments

Are these veins a problem? When you should ask your doctor

If the veins in your legs are causing you a problem, there are minimally invasive treatments available that can bring relief and sometimes prevent further problems.

By | April 10th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

The rise of “auto-obituaries” in the age of the selfie and how to write your own

Traditionally, a person's obituary is written after their death by a family member or close friend. In the age of selfies and social media, more and more people are writing their own selfie or auto-obits.

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

How to cook and eat an artichoke. You’ll thank me for this!

If you never had an artichoke, you're missing out. Here's everything you need to know about this delicious, healthy vegetable.

By | April 6th, 2017|Recipes|0 Comments

Which exercise is better for you – running on a treadmill or running outside?

If you prefer running or walking on a treadmill, will you get the same workout as being outside? The answer from an exercise expert.

By | April 5th, 2017|Q & A|4 Comments

What you need to know to make sure children with disabilities are never left out

Sadly, kids with disabilities are often excluded from activities that other kids are doing. Listen to how the National Inclusion Project is making a difference.

By | April 4th, 2017|Podcast|0 Comments