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

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

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

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

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

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

Before you set off those 4th of July fireworks — how to stay safe and follow the law

Planning a 4th of July fireworks display in your backyard? You need to know what the law allows. You also want to follow these important safety tips.

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

How Nicole Petit lives with diabetes. Part two: Acceptance and ownership

Being a teenager is challenging enough, but imagine adding diabetes to the mix. Nicole Petit, who's now an adult, tells us how she struggled to keep a balance.

By | June 26th, 2017|Blog|2 Comments

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|4 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|1 Comment

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