How will I get enough protein and other questions about going vegan

Thinking about switching to a plant-based diet? Avery Yale Kamila has some tips for you. She's a freelance food writer and the mom of a healthy vegan toddler.

By | April 19th, 2017|Expert Advice|0 Comments

Do mindfulness and meditation really help?

Any of these sound like you? Stressed. In pain. Have a chronic illness. Can't sleep. Worried about the future. How mindfulness and meditation might help.

By | April 12th, 2017|Expert Advice|2 Comments

Which exercise is better for you – running on a treadmill or running outside?

If you prefer running or walking on a treadmill, will you get the same workout as being outside? The answer from an exercise expert.

By | April 5th, 2017|Expert Advice, Fitness|4 Comments

Why does my heel hurt when I get up in the morning?

If you want to wear flip flops or stilettos or slippers, fine. But don't climb any mountains or your feet, especially your heels, will be crying out in pain.

By | March 22nd, 2017|Expert Advice|1 Comment

Is breakfast really the most important meal of the day?

What's your breakfast routine? Grab something on the run? Sit down to a hearty meal? Skip it altogether? Some people say it's the most important meal of the day. We asked a nutrition expert.

By | March 15th, 2017|Expert Advice|0 Comments

Why does my jaw ache when I wake up every morning?

Wake up with an aching jaw or head? Sore gums? Sensitive teeth? Prosthodontist Dr. Paul Best gives us some possible reasons why.

By | March 8th, 2017|Expert Advice|0 Comments

What causes carpal tunnel syndrome?

Got a tingling sensation in your thumb and several fingers? You might have carpal tunnel syndrome. Learn more.

By | March 1st, 2017|Expert Advice|0 Comments

Is bronchitis contagious?

If you have a cold that settles in your chest, you may have bronchitis. Is it contagious? That's the number one question doctors get asked. We have the answer.

By | February 22nd, 2017|Expert Advice|0 Comments

What is normal blood pressure?

What is normal blood pressure? When do you need to take action and what can you do to get it lower? Find answers in Catching Health Q & A.

By | February 1st, 2017|Expert Advice|2 Comments

Are protein and energy bars worth the calories?

Have you ever grabbed an energy bar as a snack or a meal when you're in a pinch? Some are loaded with calories. Some tips from a registered dietitian.

By | January 25th, 2017|Expert Advice|0 Comments

How do you get rid of foot fungus?

Have you ever had to deal with a foot fungus or athlete's foot? Here's some treatment advice from Dr. Michael Saraydarian, a podiatrist at Central Maine Orthopaedics.

By | January 11th, 2017|Expert Advice|1 Comment

Six secrets to keeping your New Year’s resolutions all year long

Supposedly, only 8 percent of people in the U.S. keep their New Year's resolutions. Follow these six secrets and give yourself at shot at making yours stick.

By | January 4th, 2017|Expert Advice|0 Comments

The best way to prevent a cold and what to do if you fail

When you are surrounded by people who are coughing and sneezing, how can you protect yourself? Some tips and what to do if you still come down with a cold.

By | December 28th, 2016|Expert Advice|0 Comments

What does it mean when your tooth is cracked?

What is a cracked tooth? Can it be fixed? Dr. Paul Best has the answers and more on the Catching Health blog.

By | December 21st, 2016|Expert Advice|0 Comments

Is walking as good for you as running?

Is walking as good for you as running? I asked physical therapist Mary Kroth-Brunet, from Back in Motion Physical Therapy.

By | December 14th, 2016|Expert Advice, Fitness|2 Comments

Is Greek yogurt healthier than regular yogurt? 

Like yogurt? Should you be eating Greek yogurt or regular yogurt? Which is healthier?

By | December 7th, 2016|Expert Advice|2 Comments

Yes, there are calories in alcohol. But how many and are they like calories in food?

If you're wondering whether alcohol has any calories or thinking that one little glass of wine couldn't possibly be fattening – you'll want to read this blog post.

By | November 30th, 2016|Expert Advice|2 Comments

What are empty calories?

If you think the phrase empty calories means you don't have to worry about putting on any extra pounds, think again. Read this explanation and see some examples.

By | November 23rd, 2016|Expert Advice|0 Comments

How much water should I drink every day and why?

How much water should you drink every day? Why is it important to get enough liquids? Does it always have to be water?

By | November 16th, 2016|Expert Advice|2 Comments

Is it worth it to quit smoking late in life?

If you think you're too old to quit smoking because the damage is already done, think again. Take a moment to read this expert advice.

By | November 9th, 2016|Expert Advice|0 Comments

Is it safe to whiten your teeth?

Have you noticed how almost everybody has sparkling white teeth these days? And how many whitening product there are? Are they all safe to use?

By | November 2nd, 2016|Expert Advice|0 Comments

Why a colonoscopy is still the gold standard for preventing colon cancer

Colonoscopies save lives because virtually all colon cancers start out as benign polyps. Colonoscopy is not colon cancer detection, it's colon cancer prevention. Read more.

By | October 26th, 2016|Expert Advice|0 Comments

Where to get some answers to your health insurance questions

The MaineHealth Learning Resource Center gets more questions about health insurance than anything else. Here's where they direct people for the answers.

By | October 19th, 2016|Expert Advice|0 Comments

Answers to frequently asked questions about breast cancer

Two questions one breast cancer specialist hears often — why did I get breast cancer and is there anything other than a mammogram that could have caught it sooner? We give some answers on the WCSH 6 Morning Report.

By | October 5th, 2016|Expert Advice|0 Comments