Still looking for some New Year's resolution ideas and inspiration? Stop right now and read what Jen Boggs accomplished in 2016. High five, Jen!
However and whenever you celebrate the holiday season, I hope yours is filled with joy and love.
Bitterly cold — that’s what the weather report says — danger of frostbite. Catching Health shares some frostbite dos and don'ts.
The holidays can be especially difficult for people who have lost someone dear — no matter how it happened. If you're having a hard time, I hope this helps.
Right now, 100 children in foster care in Maine hope to be adopted by loving families. Think you're not up to it? A bit of myth busting may change your mind.
Turning flashbacks into memories you can choose to think of or not. That's the goal of a treatment that uses electroacupuncture to help people recover from PTSD.
All those goodies that get eaten over the holidays aren't so great for your teeth. Check out these healthy dental tips.
If you're lucky, whether you have a cold or the flu, you'll recover with no problems. Sometimes, though, the flu can cause serious complications.
Getting old and possibly losing your memories is a frightening thought. I'm encouraged by research that shows our brains may be more resilient than we think.
Miles Zelasko was probably born with Lyme Disease. He wasn't diagnosed until he was six, soon after his mother Celeste was diagnosed. This is their story.
Diabetes is a growing problem. In this guest post, an insurance company says an integrated approach to managing diabetes will improve outcomes and lower costs.
World Against Toys Causing Harm just released its 2016 "10 Worst Toys" list. One item is a cuddly elephant pillow and another a doll that plays peek-a-boo. Hazardous? Yes. Find out why.
The first annual Earl's 5K for MSA drew a big crowd and raised a lot of money for multiple system atrophy (MSA). What's that? Read more on the Catching Health blog.
Why are college students at risk for mumps? How is it spread? What are the symptoms? I provide some answers on the WCSH6 Morning Report.
A Maine woman leads the way in raising money for lung cancer and setting the record straight about its causes
Most people assume that all lung cancers are caused by smoking. Period. There's more to the story than tobacco.
MaineHealth gets a national award for its commitment to serve healthy (and tasty) meals to patients and employees
MaineHealth made a commitment to offer healthier food options. It just got a national award for its efforts from the Partnership for a Healthier America.
Everyone I know has trouble sleeping every now and again. Read how guided meditation and art therapy can work together to help you get a good night's sleep.
There was a time when the neighborhood kids didn't get Halloween candy from the Atwood's. We handed out granola bars instead. But that's not my confession.
Bobby Cochrane is a physical therapist who works with people who have post-concussion syndrome. Find out how physical therapy can help someone with a concussion.
How the tiny zebrafish helped a Bar Harbor scientist get us one step closer to effective treatments for a painful nerve disorder — peripheral neuropathy
About 20 million people in the U.S. have peripheral neuropathy. Sandra Rieger, PhD., a scientist at the MDI Biological Laboratory, recently discovered where and how it begins.
When you're pregnant, you try to be as healthy as possible for your baby's sake. After the baby is born, staying healthy can be a challenge. Some tips from new parents.
Public health experts no longer recommend a common nasal spray flu vaccine for children because it's not effective. If you're worried that your child hates shots so you'll skip a flu shot this year, read this.
Looking for another good source of credible health information? Want to have a live chat with a health educator? Try the MaineHealth Learning Resource Center.
An expressive arts therapist helps people grieve by creating art. When she was diagnosed with breast cancer, she used her art therapy tools to help herself.
Three common questions breast cancer specialist Dr. Tracey Weisberg gets from her patients. She shares the answers on the Catching Health blog.
A new study says birth control may cause depression. Many women say, ok, we already knew that. Read what's important about the study.
For nearly 30 years — ever since she was about 10 years old — Michelle Spencer endured headaches. Migraines said doctors. What it was almost killed her.
Not sure what the expiration or "use by" date means on food packages? Get an expert explanation from registered dietitian Kitty Broihier.
In our culture, we're taught to cheer people up. It's not the same as giving comfort. Learn some tips on the art of comforting from an expert on grieving.
My mother died last week. Tuesday, September 6 at 5:16 in the morning. I was there, hand resting on her chest. I needed to feel her last breath, her final heartbeat. Three of my sisters and one of my nieces were also there, holding her hands and gently running their fingers through her hair, which she always loved. […]