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Menopause and hormone therapy: Pros and cons

Menopause is confusing for many women. They can struggle with symptoms, but be unsure of the risks and benefits of hormone therapy. Some tips in this podcast.

An after school program that offers structure, down time and karate

Finding a good after school program for your kids can be a challenge. Some families in Maine say they were fortunate to discover a program that incorporates martial arts.

Secrets to making your own jams and jellies

Who has a grandmother who makes jams and jellies every summer and fall? Or do you stock up at farmers' markets or autumn fairs? Now you can try making your own!

What should I know about head lice now that the kids are back in school?

Unfortunately, head lice are a common occurrence where children gather, such as in day care or at school. Ten things you should know about the critters.

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.

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.

Recent Podcasts

What you need to know about life-threatening eating disorders

Dr. Patrice Lockhart, medical director of the New England Eating Disorders Program at Sweetser, talks about risks, symptoms, and treatment of eating disorders.

Help! Why can’t I get a decent night’s sleep?

Have insomnia? Sleep specialist Dr. Christopher Hughes talks about common causes and how to break the cycle. Listen to our podcast.

The latest in vein treatments — from spider to varicose to deep vein thrombosis

Vein disease is one of the most common health problems in the United States. Learn about the latest treatments in this podcast with Dr. Cindy Asbjornsen.

Suffer from an irritable bowel? Learn how a low FODMAP diet may bring you relief

If you suffer from irritable bowel syndrome or IBS, you'll want to hear what registered dietitian Patsy Catsos has to say about a low FODMAP way of eating. It could change your life.

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