David Aronson wears two Lyme Disease hats: Patient and Lyme-literate therapist

David Aronson is a therapist who works with people struggling with Lyme Disease. He knows first hand how the disease can take its toll on people. His story.

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

Too much stress? Can’t sleep? Maybe you should see a hypnotist

Once a lawyer, now a hypnotist, Maggie Clement helps people at the Cancer Community Center manage their pain, their stress and anxiety, and their sleep.

By | June 16th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Breaking news: Men are not invincible

Men, on average, are less healthy and have a shorter life expectancy than women. Here are some tips that are designed to help level the playing field.

By | June 12th, 2017|Blog, Fitness|0 Comments

You just started working out. When can you expect to see some results?

Three weeks have passed since you started working out. All you feel is sore and you want to quit. Here's why strength coach Andy Wight says you shouldn't give up!

By | June 6th, 2017|Blog, Fitness|0 Comments

Why Dr. Jeanne Donlevy Arnold donated $2 million dollars to her alma mater — St. Joseph’s College

Thirty years after graduating from St. Joseph's College In Standish, Maine, Jeanne Donlevy Arnold gave her alma mater $2 million. Here's why.

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

How Nicole Petit lives with diabetes. Part one: The diagnosis

Nicole Petit has had diabetes since she was nine. There are always challenges but she still manages to live a life full of love, determination, and adventure.

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

After suffering an aneurysm in her brain, Amy Paquette finally got her life back again

One in 50 people in the U.S. has a brain aneurysm, including Amy Paquette. She shares her story of recovery to give hope and encouragement to others.

By | May 29th, 2017|Blog|0 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

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, Fitness|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, Fitness|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

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, Fitness|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, Fitness|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, Fitness|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, Fitness|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

What is palliative care? Is it the same as hospice?

When you have a terminal illness, it can feel as if your life is out of control. Pamela Tapley discovered that with palliative care it's possible to regain some of that control.

By | April 3rd, 2017|Blog|5 Comments

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, Fitness|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|1 Comment

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, Fitness|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, Fitness|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, Fitness|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, Fitness|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