Today is the second installment of a series of updates on joy from the Catching Health Facebook page. As I mentioned in yesterday's blog post, about a month ago, I was inspired to share a picture of a lilac tree and asked my followers what brought them joy that day. People responded!
I decided to keep doing it for the next 30 days and now I've decided to continue sharing and asking "What brought you joy today?" here on the Catching Health blog.
I'm beginning by sharing the Facebook posts and responses from the past month.I hope you'll be inspired to share you own moments of joy. It can be contagious! Read the Rest »
Freshly picked strawberries. Wicked good! Sharon and I talk about their health benefits and share some advice on the Morning Report. I also ask viewers for a little help with the Catching Health list of where you can pick strawberries in Maine. Read the Rest »
Rad actually stands for radiation absorbed dose. It's a term used to define a unit of energy that is absorbed from radiation — like when someone is having radiation therapy treatments to kill cancer cells.
Maine artist Sally Loughridge knows all too well what a rad is — she endured six weeks and a half weeks of radiation therapy to kill off any lingering cancer cells in her breast. Read the Rest »
Is there anything else quite as delicious as a handful of freshly picked strawberries? Check out the Catching Health list of farms across Maine that let you pick your own strawberries. If a farm has a website or Facebook page, I included a link. Otherwise, you might want to call ahead to make sure it’s open for picking.
Wherever possible, I have included information about a farm's use of pesticides.
If you want to add a farm or additional information to the list or notice something that needs to be corrected, please let me know. I'll tell you how at the end of the post.
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Guest post by retired dermatologist J. Michael Taylor, MD, MPH
According to a recent survey by the Skin Cancer Foundation, men over age 50 are twice as likely as women to die from malignant melanoma. This difference increases with age.
Men are also much more likely to develop the more common, but less threatening, basal and squamous cell carcinomas. Read the Rest »