The next time you find yourself caught up in the chaos of daily life, find a moment for a sacred pause. Good advice, but what does that mean? Find out on Catching Health.
Our brains are naturally wired toward healing. Sometimes, when a trauma occurs, this natural process is disrupted and healing is blocked. Learned how a technique known as EMDR has helped some people.
This is a story retold on the anniversary of my father's death. It's about love, lessons, and grieving.
Some people get plenty of exercise just doing what they need to do. But the majority of people these days are apt to lead rather sedentary lives. Learning how to take advantage of moving naturally could make all the difference.
It's a wonderful time of the year, especially for kids. To make sure they have fun and stay safe, here are a few holiday safety tips.
Are you consuming more sugar than you realize and increasing your risk of type 2 diabetes and other health issues?
Two days of nagging back pain can take its toll. It makes me want to lie around and do nothing! I know that just the opposite is probably what's going to make it feel better. Here are two movements that might help do the trick.
The news is warning us of a continuing outbreak of Salmonella linked to turkey products. Does that mean you shouldn't serve any at Thanksgiving? Read these important safety tips.
Thanksgiving is a time to show gratitude for all that we have. To enjoy a feast of food and loved ones. BUT too much food, too much family, and too little activity can make us feel just the opposite. Here's some expert advice for surviving the day and the rest of the holidays.
As we age, our bones become less dense. For some people, it's not a problem. For others, especially women, it can lead to osteoporosis or brittle bones. Here are some things you should know about your risk.
Whether you're 20 or 90, it's important to be physically active. We've got all kinds of tips to get you started and keep you motivated.
Taking your kids trick or treating for Halloween? Here are some important tips to help them have a healthy, safe, and enjoyable time.
Did we learn any lessons from last year's flu season? Why did fewer people choose to get a flu shot? How would you know if you have the flu? We have some answers from one of Maine's top infectious disease specialists
Can't say no? It's high time to start — before you risk getting sick. Catching Health has some expert advice on how to make room for yourself in your daily schedule.
Find yourself forgetting more lately? Maybe what you need is a little exercise. Research shows that going for a brisk walk may help improve memory.
Got carbon monoxide monitors in your house? Fresh batteries? Winter's on its way and that means the heat will be on. Make sure you're not putting yourself at risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.
For a while, the cause of my aching thumb was a mystery. Fortunately, I figured it out and also, how to make it feel better.
Who needs a special occasion to indulge in a little chocolate? If YOU do, you're in luck because it's National Chocolate Cupcake Day and I've got some delish recipes for you.
Research shows that too much stress may affect memory. What happens and what can you do to reduce stress? Find out in this Catching Health blog post.
Be confident, be aware, be strong, be prepared. Then go for the vision, wind, and limbs. Self-defense lessons from a police officer that could save your life.
A few weeks ago, I introduced you to Jamaican Burr Gherkins and now I've got a few more interesting vegetables to share with you. All from the Farmers Market in Burlington, Vermont.
If you're worried that someone is contemplating suicide, there are no right or wrong words. What's important is to say something. Learn more in this podcast with psychiatrist Dr. Marc Kaplan, Medical Director at Sweetser.
Looking for a fitness move that doesn't require a lot of hard work or time? Here's a quick one that just might do the trick.
The stereotype of someone with sleep apnea is a middle-aged obese man. Those two factors certainly increase the risk, but sleep apnea can occur in anyone, at any age. The American Sleep Apnea Association recently conducted a survey that helps increase our understanding of the many challenges associated with sleep apnea, which is far more common than you may realize.
A Portland law firm recently expanded its parental leave benefits to be more inclusive and more flexible and to provide more time off (with pay) for new parents. It now has what it considers an extremely progressive policy.
Sometimes, it only takes seconds for life to change dramatically. That is all it took for the Cochrane family. A day that began like any other ended in a nightmare and has not been the same since.
Did you know that Maine played a significant role in the production of gunpowder during the Civil War? I discovered this bit of history while walking on a beautiful trail in Gorham.
The definition of grief is deep sorrow, but not all people feel it when a significant person in their life dies. They may feel relief, sadness about what never was, shame, anger, guilt, or nothing at all. In part four of Living with Grief, we talk about such feelings and what is called disenfranchised grief.
Whether you're a college senior or going to senior college, you can relieve some worry and stress by becoming more financially fit. We have some fitness tips from two experts — one on wellness and the other on money.
A list of some Maine orchards that let you pick your own apples. It's a great way to spend a late summer/early fall afternoon.