About dianeatwood

Hello! I'm Diane Atwood. For many years, I was the health reporter on WCSH6. Now I write Catching Health with Diane Atwood. I also produce and host Conversations About Aging, which is a Catching Health podcast. I love what I do and hope you will too.

The Crabby Old Man

A poem called "The Crabby Old Man" has made the rounds for years. It turns out the story behind the poem is not accurate, but it still contains a useful message. He may seem crabby, but the man is simply feeling lonely, isolated, invisible, and depressed.

By |2019-10-28T15:09:36-05:00October 28th, 2019|Health News|2 Comments

Chicken soup for the flu

Chicken soup is the ultimate comfort food and many people swear that it also has healing qualities. Since it's flu season in Maine, let's make some chicken soup or if you're at my house, you'll get chicken lemon soup. Good for what ails you.

By |2019-10-25T10:33:38-05:00October 24th, 2019|Nosh & Nutrition|0 Comments

On healing a moral injury

Have you ever done or witnessed something that made you feel sick inside because it violated your moral code? And ever since you seem lost and maybe even broken? There's a term for what you may be feeling — moral injury — and Volunteers of America Northern New England is trying to do something about it.

By |2019-10-20T09:37:34-05:00October 2nd, 2019|Health News|1 Comment

Ginny Hoy, Wonder Woman

Ginny Hoy has been going to the gym regularly for the past 10 years. Even after she had two heart attacks this past year. Survived, I should say. She doesn't think she would have if she hadn't stayed active.

By |2019-10-01T08:52:07-05:00September 27th, 2019|Fitness|0 Comments

Test your balance

Let's face it. As we age, a lot of things don't work quite as well as they used to. Balance, for instance, can be an issue. But guess what? There are ways to assess and lower your risk of losing your balance and falling.

By |2019-09-17T18:38:54-05:00September 17th, 2019|Health News|0 Comments

Strong to the core

Most of the movements we make originate in our cores — from putting on our shoes to playing a sport. Where exactly is your core and how can we make it strong. Watch our short videos to learn more.

By |2019-09-05T21:35:27-05:00September 6th, 2019|Fitness|0 Comments