Words of wisdom on caring for someone with Alzheimer’s

In this Catching Health podcast, I talk with world-renowned dementia and Alzheimer's expert Teepa Snow. She shares practical skills and strategies.

By | August 22nd, 2017|Podcast|2 Comments

How Nicole Petit lives with diabetes. Part 3: A positive attitude

For the past three decades, Nicole Petit has lived with Type 1 diabetes. Now 40, she's had to face some new challenges. As usual, she keeps a positive attitude.

By | August 21st, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

There’s more to clams than steamers. Try these recipes

In Maine, summer is the peak of clamming season, but they're harvested all year long. Steamed and fried are big favorites, but we have some different clam recipes.

By | August 17th, 2017|Recipes|0 Comments

What is anaphylaxis?

Anaphylaxis is a severe allergic reaction. Because it can be life-threatening, it's important to know the symptoms and what to do if it develops.

By | August 16th, 2017|Q & A|0 Comments

Common headache causes and triggers

Most headaches are not life threatening but can be disabling. Some headaches are dangerous. Learn headache causes and triggers, as well as crucial symptoms.

By | August 14th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

A fitness boot camp for parents who have no time and no day care

Feeling out of shape, but have no time and no one to watch your kids? A Maine fitness center has the solution for some parents. A Fit-Family Boot Camp.

By | August 11th, 2017|Fitness|0 Comments

Do s’mores have any nutritional value at all?

The nutritional value of a s'more. Is there any? I asked a registered dietitian to tell us the truth.

By | August 10th, 2017|Recipes|0 Comments

What does it mean if your urine changes color?

Ever take a look at the color of your urine? Most people aren't interested, but urine color can provide important information about the state of your health.

By | August 9th, 2017|Q & A|0 Comments

Raising sexually healthy children: Advice from an expert

Had THE TALK with your kids yet? Don't even know how to get things started? Listen to Jennifer Wiessner. She's an expert on raising sexually healthy children.

By | August 8th, 2017|Podcast|0 Comments

With the help of 50,000 families, a landmark study aims to unlock the genetics of autism

For people with autism, a major study may provide answers about possible causes and treatments. Learn more about the SPARK study and how you might participate.

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

A delicious and juicy recipe for summer grilled chicken

Want to grill something simple, yet spectacular this summer? Try our recipe for grilled chicken from Farmers' Gate Market. And get tips on grilling and chickens.

By | August 3rd, 2017|Recipes|0 Comments

What’s the difference between ibuprofen and acetaminophen?

If you want a medication for pain or other symptoms, how do you pick the right one? Pharmacist Stephen Drapeau from Coastal Pharmacy and Wellness helps us out.

By | August 2nd, 2017|Q & A|0 Comments

CoolSculpting. Is it the answer to getting rid of stubborn pooches and love handles?

CoolSculpting is a procedure that gets rid of stubborn fat by freezing it. Here are some details to help you decide if it's something you'd like to try.

By | August 1st, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

How not to hurt your back when you pick something up

There's a right and a wrong way to pick things up without hurting your back. We have some lessons from two pros — a personal trainer and a toddler.

By | July 28th, 2017|Fitness|0 Comments

A summer recipe for smashed cucumber salad

It's that time of year when the garden is full of cucumbers. Here's a recipe for a refreshing cucumber salad from Cara Sandler chef and owner of Tao Yuan Restaurant.

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

When should you see a doctor for a fever?

A fever usually means your body is fighting an infection. But it can mean something else or can cross a line. Dr. Molly O'Malley tells us when to pay attention.

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

How some emergency responders are trying to keep people well and out of the hospital

Community paramedicine is a growing trend around the country. Instead of providing emergency care, trained paramedics are helping to keep people well. Learn how in this podcast.

By | July 25th, 2017|Podcast|0 Comments

Let’s bake and break some bread together

Bakers and bread lovers — affectionately known as grainiacs — will be descending upon Skowhegan, Maine to celebrate ... what else? Bread!

By | July 24th, 2017|Blog, Recipes|0 Comments

Tips on staying safe when you’re hiking in Maine

If this is the summer you want to do some hiking in Maine, be sure to plan ahead and follow these simple but important safety tips from some hiking experts.

By | July 21st, 2017|Fitness|0 Comments

A lobster, avocado & mango salad that just screams summer in Maine

Looking for a simple but delicious salad to make for summer guests (or just you)? Try this lobster, avocado and mango salad compliments of Stonewall Kitchen.

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

Where you can pick blueberries in Maine

If you want to go blueberry picking in Maine this summer, you're in luck! Check out the Catching Health list of where you can pick blueberries in Maine.

By | July 20th, 2017|Recipes|14 Comments

When should you see a doctor for a sore throat?

Most sore throats don't amount to much, but sometimes they do. How do you know when you should have your sore throat checked out? We have the answer.

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

Get rid of pesky deer flies with this easy-to-make hat trap

Thanks to deer flies, mowing the lawn used to be a nightmare for my husband. Now, it's a dream! His secret to getting rid of them and an update on its success rate.

By | July 18th, 2017|Blog|3 Comments

Dempsey Center and Cancer Community Center merging to expand access to their services and programs

The Cancer Community Center in South Portland and the Dempsey Center in Lewiston announced that they plan to merge as the Dempsey Centers. The details.

By | July 17th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

How to enjoy your summer and remain tick-free!

Does the threat of ticks keep you from enjoying outdoor activities? If you're confused about how best to protect yourself, be sure to read these important tips.

By | July 14th, 2017|Fitness|4 Comments

Everything you ever wanted to know about … French fries!

In honor of National French Fry Day, we will indulge ourselves! I have fond memories of fries, but they're not so good for you. That's why we've got some healthy tips.

By | July 13th, 2017|Recipes|0 Comments

Expanding access to cutting edge cancer care in Maine

A grant from the Alfond Foundation will help MaineHealth expand access to cancer care in Maine. In this podcast, cancer specialist Dr. Scot Remick explains how.

By | July 11th, 2017|Podcast|0 Comments

An integrated approach to treating low back pain

If you've ever hurt your back, you know how miserable it can feel. That's what happened to Samantha Bassett. She found relief from a combination of treatments.

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

When all is not well: Children’s literature as a resource

Children may be resilient but illness or injury can have a big impact on their coping skills. Read how the right book could help them through a difficult time.

By | July 8th, 2017|Blog|1 Comment

If I lift weights, will I become big and bulky?

One of the biggest myths about women lifting weights is that they'll pack on the muscles and become big and bulky. What really happens?

By | July 7th, 2017|Fitness|0 Comments

A recipe for Maine crab cakes from Diamond’s Edge Restaurant

If you like crab cakes, you're going to love this recipe from Diamond's Edge. Perfect for a lovely summer evening meal. We've also got a helpful cooking tip from one of the chefs.

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