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.

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 |2019-10-02T16:29:33-04:00October 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 |2019-10-01T08:52:07-04:00September 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 |2019-09-17T18:38:54-04:00September 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 |2019-09-05T21:35:27-04:00September 6th, 2019|Fitness|0 Comments

Conversations About Aging: Shirley Weaver, 82

When I decided to launch Conversations About Aging, I contacted lots of people and organizations for recommendations on individuals I might interview. One of them was Jess Maurer, Executive Director of the Maine Council on Aging. One of her recommendations was Shirley Weaver. "In her 80s, a force to be reckoned with — a must interview!" I took her advice. Listen to my conversation about aging with Shirley Weaver, 82. She IS a force to be reckoned with.

By |2019-08-15T10:09:13-04:00July 15th, 2019|Conversations About Aging Podcast|2 Comments