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.
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.
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.
Because their joints feel stiff and they hurt, many people with arthritis stop being active, when regular exercise might help them feel 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Practical advice on having difficult conversations with elderly parents about issues regarding care and safety.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Scientists at MDI Biological Laboratory are using zebrafish to figure out exactly what happens when embryos are exposed to elevated levels of stress hormones.
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.
How working with a personal trainer is taking me inside my discomfort zone. It's also making me stronger. Follow my workouts.
A new study suggests a link between eating a Mediterranean diet and brain shrinkage. We have some details in this blog post.
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.
There are two main reasons why people lose their motivation to exercise. Learn what they are and get some help finding your motivation again.
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.