Can you get pregnant on birth control?

What are the odds of getting pregnant when you use birth control? Which methods are the most effective? The least effective? Catching Health has the answers.

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

Lipstick Angels added color and beauty to the Dempsey Challenge

There's nothing quite as soothing as a bit of pampering. That's what was happening at the Dempsey Challenge, compliments of Lipstick Angels & Jillian Dempsey.

By | October 10th, 2017|Blog|2 Comments

How to do the perfect push-up

The mighty push-up. A basic exercise that can do so much for lots of muscles. What is correct push-up form? What are common mistakes? Get the answers here.

By | October 6th, 2017|Fitness|0 Comments

Recipes for quinoa vegetable soup and zucchini applesauce cookies

Fresh out of the garden ingredients for soup and cookies. That's right, cookies! And these students say they're delicious and easy to make. They should know!

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

Scared about having a root canal? What you need to know

Your tooth hurts and you need a root canal. No one gets excited about that news. We try to allay your worst fears with some facts from a specialist.

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

Menopause: How to survive its powerful ups and downs

Menopause is a normal part of a woman's life, but it is a major shift. Hot flashes aren't the only disruptive symptoms — we talk about them all in our podcast.

By | October 3rd, 2017|Podcast|0 Comments

Foam rolling: Learn how to do it like a pro

Looking for a way to treat your muscles to a good massage? I found one — foam rolling. We have some tips from a physical therapist on the best techniques.

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

What is phlebitis? How should it be treated?

Phlebitis happens when a vein close to the surface of the skin becomes swollen and inflamed. Untreated, it can lead to a blood clot or a deep vein thrombosis.

By | September 27th, 2017|Q & A|0 Comments

Sammy’s Broken Leg: A happy ending book for an unhappy child with a broken bone

Based on a true story, in Sammy's Broken Leg, Sammy breaks her femur and ends up in a spica cast. We see how she and her family make the best of the situation.

By | September 26th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Gorham moves naturally toward being the happiest, healthiest community in Maine

A small town in Maine takes on the huge goal of becoming the happiest, healthiest community in the state. It begins by encouraging residents to move naturally.

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

How not to do a plank

Want to add planks to your exercise routine? Strength coach Andy Wight demonstrates the right way and the wrong way. He also shows us how to add some movement.

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

Add some bitters to your cocktails, your mocktails, and your food

Roots, flowers, herbs. Steep them in alcohol for a few weeks and you've got bitters. That's what Nolan Stewart does for a living. He shares his process and some recipes.

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

Should I worry about my child carrying a heavy backpack?

Could your child's backpack cause back problems down the road? How much it weighs and how it's worn can certainly have an impact. Some advice from an expert.

By | September 20th, 2017|Q & A|0 Comments

How to practice gratitude and why you should

What are you grateful for? In this podcast, researcher Dr. Robert Emmons discusses what gratitude is, how easy it is to find it, and why it's important to try.

By | September 19th, 2017|Podcast|0 Comments

Turning the tables on Childhood Obesity Month

It's Childhood Obesity month, but instead of focusing on obesity, an organization that is trying to tackle the issue recommends an approach known as 5-2-1-0.

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

Bean hole bean suppers. They’re all about the food, the people, and the history

If you live in New England, you've probably been to a bean supper. But have you had bean hole beans? Find out what you're missing and sample some brown bread.

By | September 14th, 2017|Recipes|0 Comments

Can you learn to be grateful even when you feel anything but?

Did you know that practicing gratitude can make you happier and healthier? Don't know where to begin? Some tips from Dr. Robert Emmons, a gratitude expert.

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

Where you can pick apples in Maine

A list of some Maine orchards that let you pick your own apples. It's a great way to spend a late summer/early fall afternoon.

By | September 12th, 2017|Recipes|6 Comments

No longer a teenager? You can still get mono

More than 3 million cases of mono are diagnosed every year. The majority are teenagers, but you might be surprised at how many people over 40 get the virus.

By | September 11th, 2017|Blog|50 Comments

Why Andy thinks crunches are not the best exercise for your abs

If you've been doing crunches to tighten your abs or core, Strength Coach Andy Wight thinks you should stop and try something else. He tells us why and what.

By | September 8th, 2017|Fitness|0 Comments

Some back-to-school lunch ideas, vegan included

Packing nutritious school lunches that your child will actually eat isn't easy. We have some tips from two moms, one's a vegan and the other is not.

By | September 7th, 2017|Recipes|0 Comments

What is Morton’s neuroma and how is it treated?

If you have a burning pain in the ball of your foot or it feels numb or tingly, you may have a Morton's neuroma. What's that? Catching Health has the answer.

By | September 6th, 2017|Q & A|0 Comments

Menopause and hormone therapy: Pros and cons

Menopause is confusing for many women. They can struggle with symptoms, but be unsure of the risks and benefits of hormone therapy. Some tips in this podcast.

By | September 5th, 2017|Podcast|0 Comments

An after school program that offers structure, down time and karate

Finding a good after school program for your kids can be a challenge. Some families in Maine say they were fortunate to discover a program that incorporates martial arts.

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

Secrets to making your own jams and jellies

Who has a grandmother who makes jams and jellies every summer and fall? Or do you stock up at farmers' markets or autumn fairs? Now you can try making your own!

By | August 31st, 2017|Recipes|0 Comments

What should I know about head lice now that the kids are back in school?

Unfortunately, head lice are a common occurrence where children gather, such as in day care or at school. Ten things you should know about the critters.

By | August 30th, 2017|Q & A|5 Comments

Tapping into the healing powers of sound and vibration

A tuning fork produces a pure musical tone when you tap it against something and make it vibrate. Helpful for tuning a musical instrument and also for healing.

By | August 29th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

A sunset canoe tour of Scarborough Marsh

Looking for something to do this Labor Day weekend? If you live in southern Maine (or are visiting), I recommend paddling a canoe through the Scarborough Marsh.

By | August 28th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

What to consider when working with a personal trainer

Working with a personal trainer is an investment of time and money. How do you know you made the right choice? And what are the signs that it's not a good fit?

By | August 25th, 2017|Fitness|0 Comments

A recipe for lobster tacos from Linda Kate Lobster & Seafood

Had your fill of lobsters this summer? No, but you'd like to try something different before summer's end? You've got to make this recipe for lobster tacos.

By | August 24th, 2017|Recipes|2 Comments

What’s some good advice for kids who are on the receiving end of cyberbullying?

A bully is a bully is a bully. When it takes place on social media or in texts or emails it's known as cyberbullying. We have some tips for kids and parents.

By | August 23rd, 2017|Q & A|0 Comments