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