Gosnell Memorial Hospice House: 10 years of having a profound impact on how people die

Ten years ago, Hospice of Southern Maine opened the doors to the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House — the first and only inpatient hospice facility in Maine.

By | December 11th, 2017|Blog|4 Comments

The connection between your diet and your longevity

Restrict what you eat and you may add years to your life. Healthy years. With the help of Maine researcher Dr. Aric Rogers, we learn how that's possible.

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

How to keep our beloved pets safe during the holidays

Love your pets? Of course you do! That's why you should check out this list of tips for keeping them safe during the holidays.

By | November 29th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Important advice on using your generator safely

No power? If you're planning to use a generator, space heater or something similar, make sure to read these important safety tips.

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

Why Erick Schadler spent his summer researching ticks

Most people try to avoid ticks when they're outside. Erick Schadler went looking for them. The St. Joseph's College senior spent his summer doing tick research.

By | October 24th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

How the loathsome fruit fly is contributing to important wound healing research

To most of us, fruit flies are obnoxious. To Dr. Vicki Losick, a Maine researcher, they may pave the way towards new wound healing treatments for humans.

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

Lipstick Angels added color and beauty to the Dempsey Challenge

There's nothing quite as soothing as a bit of pampering. That's what was happening at the Dempsey Challenge, compliments of Lipstick Angels & Jillian Dempsey.

By | October 10th, 2017|Blog|2 Comments

Sammy’s Broken Leg: A happy ending book for an unhappy child with a broken bone

Based on a true story, in Sammy's Broken Leg, Sammy breaks her femur and ends up in a spica cast. We see how she and her family make the best of the situation.

By | September 26th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Gorham moves naturally toward being the happiest, healthiest community in Maine

A small town in Maine takes on the huge goal of becoming the happiest, healthiest community in the state. It begins by encouraging residents to move naturally.

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

Turning the tables on Childhood Obesity Month

It's Childhood Obesity month, but instead of focusing on obesity, an organization that is trying to tackle the issue recommends an approach known as 5-2-1-0.

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

No longer a teenager? You can still get mono

More than 3 million cases of mono are diagnosed every year. The majority are teenagers, but you might be surprised at how many people over 40 get the virus.

By | September 11th, 2017|Blog|50 Comments

Tapping into the healing powers of sound and vibration

A tuning fork produces a pure musical tone when you tap it against something and make it vibrate. Helpful for tuning a musical instrument and also for healing.

By | August 29th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

A sunset canoe tour of Scarborough Marsh

Looking for something to do this Labor Day weekend? If you live in southern Maine (or are visiting), I recommend paddling a canoe through the Scarborough Marsh.

By | August 28th, 2017|Blog|0 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

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|8 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