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.

Getting your affairs in order

It's so easy to procrastinate about things, especially when they involve matters you'd rather not think about. Like not being able to speak or act on your own behalf. Or dying. But getting your affairs in order while you still can is a smart thing to do and we've got some useful information on how to get started.

By |2019-06-25T15:51:19-04:00May 28th, 2019|Health News|0 Comments

Should you still be driving?

If you're worried about a loved one's ability to drive, it can become a challenging situation — for many reasons. That's when someone like Heather Shields can step in and help. She assesses people's driving skills and not only makes recommendations but also helps families come up with a workable plan.

By |2019-06-25T15:51:20-04:00May 3rd, 2019|Health News|3 Comments

Understanding the world of rare diseases

Consider this: It takes an average of eight years for someone with a rare disease to get a diagnosis. Many adults have endured symptoms for decades before finding out what's wrong with them. Even with a diagnosis, their challenges may not be over. The world of rare diseases is often complicated and misunderstood.

By |2019-06-25T15:51:30-04:00February 28th, 2019|Health News|4 Comments