Pushing some weight around. You’ll be grateful for the inspiration

This week in my discomfort zone, I'm pushing my limits as I lift and push a lot of weight. Come along for the workout. Maybe you'll be inspired to push some limits, too.

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

Tips on eating when you’re undergoing cancer treatment

Poor nutrition can impact a cancer patient's treatment and their body’s ability to heal. The Cancer Community Center helps people overcome obstacles to eating.

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

What all women need to know about gynecologic cancers

When my friend Jan found out she had fallopian tube cancer, she was shocked. It happens to many women with GYN cancer. They can be difficult to detect early on.

By | March 24th, 2017|Blog|12 Comments

How to let your elderly parents know you’re worried about their safety

Practical advice on having difficult conversations with elderly parents about issues regarding care and safety.

By | March 20th, 2017|Blog|2 Comments

The joy of doing trap bar deadlifts. Welcome inside my discomfort zone

I've been working with personal trainer Andy Wight for about two months and feel so much stronger and more motivated. Join me in what I call my discomfort zone. This week we're doing trap bar deadlifts.

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

In the middle of his battle against cancer, a Maine man is terrified his health insurance plan is about to be destroyed

Cancer patients and advocates are working hard to add a personal perspective to the ACA debate. Maine cancer patient Stretch Tuemmler shares his story.

By | March 13th, 2017|Blog|1 Comment

For people living with Parkinson’s, Rock Steady Boxing offers the chance to be active again

Research shows that intensive exercise can benefit people with Parkinson's disease. A new program in Mid Coast Maine is proving the point. It's called Rock Steady Boxing.

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

Let’s talk about eating disorders — what they are and how they can be treated

Eating disorders are complex and often dangerous illnesses. Learn about the most common eating disorders and what to do if you're worried you or someone you know has one.

By | March 3rd, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

What should you do when you miss two weeks of exercise?

After being sick and missing two weeks of exercise I was tempted to give up. Thanks to my trainer's good advice, I'm back on track.

By | March 2nd, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Scientists at MDI Biological Laboratory discover a tiny molecule that may be able to heal a damaged heart

Heart disease is the leading cause of death around the world. At a research lab on the coast of Maine, scientists have discovered a tiny molecule that shows great promise for damaged hearts.

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

Fitness for life: Maintaining your vitality

If you already follow a fitness program, good for you. But if you don't, it's time to get started. We're here to provide some motivation.

By | February 20th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Beyond skill — how communication, collaboration, and coordination helped save my life

Sally Loughridge Busch had a stroke while driving her car. She doubts that she would have recovered or even survived without a network of caring, committed people.

By | February 6th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Enter now for a chance to win a prize AND share some love!

In the spirit of Valentine's Day, Catching Health is having a contest. Check out the beautiful prizes, each designed to help you connect with someone special.

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

Feeling stronger, feeling sore! Join me in my discomfort zone

After four weeks of working with Andy Wight, my personal trainer, I'm sore, but I feel stronger. Follow my progress — in my discomfort zone.

By | January 31st, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Using Myers-Briggs to understand the connection between your personality and how you handle stress

Your way of handling stress may not be mine. Knowing the difference can help, especially in the midst of a crisis. One possibly useful tool: Myers-Briggs.

By | January 29th, 2017|Blog|2 Comments

Zebrafish may hold the answer to why early life stress can make you sick when you’re an adult

Scientists at MDI Biological Laboratory are using zebrafish to figure out exactly what happens when embryos are exposed to elevated levels of stress hormones.

By | January 23rd, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Alfond Foundation gives major grant to St. Joseph’s College to expand its nursing program

St. Joseph's College plans to expand its nursing program and create a Center for Nursing Excellence. It just got a major boost from the Harold Alfond Foundation.

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

You, too, want to be stronger? Join me in my discomfort zone

How working with a personal trainer is taking me inside my discomfort zone. It's also making me stronger. Follow my workouts.

By | January 17th, 2017|Blog|1 Comment

Can a Mediterranean diet keep your brain from shrinking as you age?

A new study suggests a link between eating a Mediterranean diet and brain shrinkage. We have some details in this blog post.

By | January 13th, 2017|Blog, Recipes|3 Comments

A young man’s struggle with mental illness and why today he’s in a better frame of mind

In 2011, at the age of 19, Logan Price was diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder. Now he helps others by sharing his story — the challenges and the successes.

By | January 9th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Why we need to talk about what we want at the end of life (and how to begin)

People are starting to see that they have options and that they can make good choices at the end of life. They're looking at how to spend their last days.

By | January 7th, 2017|Blog|12 Comments

Why we lose our motivation to exercise and how to get it back

There are two main reasons why people lose their motivation to exercise. Learn what they are and get some help finding your motivation again.

By | January 6th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Desperate to end your obsession with food? These two food addicts found a solution

Whether they overeat or undereat, food addicts are obsessed with food. Read about one solution that has helped many people finally recover from food addiction.

By | January 3rd, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

How Jen Boggs managed to rock her 2016 New Year’s resolution

Still looking for some New Year's resolution ideas and inspiration? Stop right now and read what Jen Boggs accomplished in 2016. High five, Jen!

By | January 2nd, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

A Hanukkah recipe for potato latkes

Jill Silander shares her recipe for potato latkes. A Hanukkah tradition that can be enjoyed any time of year.

By | December 29th, 2016|Blog, Recipes|2 Comments

From me to you

However and whenever you celebrate the holiday season, I hope yours is filled with joy and love.

By | December 23rd, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Six ways to boost your metabolism when cold weather cuts into your exercise routine

Have you ever used winter as an excuse not to exercise? John Turrell, Wellness Coordinator for YMCA of Southern Maine, offers some tips on how you can stay warm and still burn some calories.

By | December 16th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Frostbite: What You Need to Know

Bitterly cold — that’s what the weather report says — danger of frostbite. Catching Health shares some frostbite dos and don'ts.

By | December 15th, 2016|Blog|6 Comments

The difference between grieving and suffering

The holidays can be especially difficult for people who have lost someone dear — no matter how it happened. If you're having a hard time, I hope this helps.

By | December 12th, 2016|Blog|1 Comment

Busting six myths about adopting a foster child in Maine

Right now, 100 children in foster care in Maine hope to be adopted by loving families. Think you're not up to it? A bit of myth busting may change your mind.

By | December 9th, 2016|Blog|2 Comments

How electroacupuncture helps relieve some of the most common PTSD symptoms

Turning flashbacks into memories you can choose to think of or not. That's the goal of a treatment that uses electroacupuncture to help people recover from PTSD.

By | December 6th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments