Did you know? Reading is good for your health

Calling all book lovers. It's time to celebrate all the benefits of reading. Just looking at a picture of a Grampie reading to his granddaughter can make you feel better. Find out how and where you can join the party and why reading is so good for you.

By | April 23rd, 2018|Health News|0 Comments

How the secrets held by salamanders may benefit human beings

Did you know that a salamander can regenerate nearly every part of its body — without any scars? Why can't humans? A Maine scientist is working hard to uncover the salamander's secrets. Find out what he's learned so far.

By | April 9th, 2018|Health News|0 Comments

Are you at risk of type 2 diabetes?

By 2050, as estimated one in three Americans will be diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. Today is Diabetes Alert Day. The American Diabetes Association has a short test to see if you are at risk.

By | March 27th, 2018|Health News|2 Comments

What to do when you don’t think it’s safe for your parent to be driving

It's obvious that your parent is no longer safe on the road, but you freeze when it comes to having the conversation. Read this and you'll understand how important it is to act.

By | March 13th, 2018|Health News|4 Comments

From patient to caregiver: Dave Whitten’s medical cannabis story

As lawmakers figure out how to handle Maine's medical cannabis program alongside the newer recreational use program, people like Dave Whitten remain in limbo.

By | March 5th, 2018|Health News|3 Comments

Classical Five-Element Acupuncture

Learn how Classical Five-Element Acupuncture connects with nature to restore a person's balance and promote healing of the mind, body, and spirit.

By | February 19th, 2018|Health News|0 Comments

How to write a one sentence love letter

Nothing says l love you like something you made yourself. We've got some handmade inspiration for you. They're simple ideas but packed with love.

By | February 13th, 2018|Health News|2 Comments

A step closer to finding an effective treatment for diabetic nerve damage

Millions of diabetics develop painful peripheral neuropathy. Discoveries by a scientist at MDI Biological Lab in Bar Harbor may lead to new treatments.

By | February 12th, 2018|Health News|3 Comments

When do you need to worry about hypothermia?

Hypothermia: When the core body temperature is below 95°F. It happens if the body loses heat faster than it can be produced. Read these important tips.

By | February 5th, 2018|Health News|2 Comments

Insomnia? Don’t eat or drink these before bed

What's wrong with a little coffee in the afternoon? For me, it can mean being wide awake at 3 am. Here are some other things not to eat or drink before bed.

By | January 30th, 2018|Health News|2 Comments

A little friendly advice for lifting your spirits

It's easy to get in a funk in the middle of winter. I got a little advice from my friends to help me climb out of mine.

By | January 22nd, 2018|Health News|0 Comments

Simple exercises for lymphatic drainage and a healthy immune system

With so many colds going around, I think everyone's immune system needs a boost. Dr. Shawn Higgins gives us some advice on how we can do that.

By | January 17th, 2018|Health News|0 Comments

How to protect your pets in cold weather

You may think your pets aren't bothered by the cold, but there are some subtle signs you shouldn't ignore. Learn how to keep them safe in freezing weather.

By | January 6th, 2018|Health News|2 Comments

How to enjoy the holidays by practicing civility

Dreading the holidays? Your family isn't on the same page politically and you know dinner will end in a shouting match? Learn how to set the table for civility.

By | December 20th, 2017|Health News|0 Comments

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 — a look back ...

By | December 11th, 2017|Health News|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|Health News|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|Health News|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|Health News|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|Health News|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|Health News|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|Health News|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|Health News|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|Health News|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|Health News|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|Health News|53 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|Health News|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|Health News|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|Health News|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|Health News|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|Health News|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|Health News|0 Comments