Living with grief: Disenfranchised grief

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.

By | September 20th, 2018|Expert Advice|0 Comments

Living with grief: John Tewhey’s story

John and Gloria Tewhey had been together close to 60 years when she was diagnosed with leukemia. The end of this month marks the first anniversary of her death. It's been a difficult year for the whole family. John shares their story in Part Three of Living with Grief.

By | September 12th, 2018|Expert Advice|10 Comments

Living with grief: Jackie Conn’s story

Jackie Conn's husband Tim died February 18, 2018, after suffering a massive stroke. They were always there for each other. Now she often feels as if she's drifting. I don't even know who I am anymore, she told me. Jackie shares her story in part two of Living with Grief.

By | September 10th, 2018|Expert Advice|4 Comments

Living with grief

Grief is a natural response to loss and yet how we react can feel anything but normal. We worry that we're doing it wrong, taking too long, crying too much, feeling too numb. As we'll find out in Part One of a special series on Living with Grief, there is no right or wrong way to grieve.

By | September 6th, 2018|Expert Advice|5 Comments

Enjoying Maine’s fabulous produce — safely

Concern about chemicals used in farming has many folks opting for organic produce, which can be helpful, but isn’t the end to the story

By | July 18th, 2018|Expert Advice, Nosh & Nutrition|0 Comments

Coping with hot steamy weather and bad air quality

As the temperature rises here in Maine, so does the level of ozone. High levels can make it harder to breathe. The best advice is to take it easy and stay cool. You can also sign up for EnviroFlash so you'll know when the air quality may be bad. Learn more from Catching Health.

By | July 3rd, 2018|Expert Advice|0 Comments

Lessons on preventing Medicare fraud

Some lessons are learned the hard way. Don't let Medicare fraud be one of them. To help arm you with some useful information, I did a little research on how to be vigilant.

By | June 13th, 2018|Expert Advice|0 Comments

Important tips on making your pool a safe place to swim

At last, summer is nearly here in New England. The kids will soon be out of school and pool covers will be coming off. You might be anxious to dive right in, but first, read these important safety tips.

By | June 6th, 2018|Expert Advice|0 Comments

Don’t want a colonoscopy? There are other ways to screen for colorectal cancer

Colorectal cancer is the 2nd leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S. If you over 50, you KNOW you should be screened. If you've put off getting a colonoscopy, you need to read this.

By | March 28th, 2018|Expert Advice|0 Comments

Some straightforward advice for those winter-chapped lips

Got chapped lips? Here's some expert advice from Dr. Martin Wesolowski, a family physician at Martin's Point Healthcare.

By | February 21st, 2018|Expert Advice|0 Comments

Got a sore throat? Will gargling with salt water help?

The connection between a sore throat and gargling with salt water. An old wives tale or can it really help? We have the answer.

By | January 24th, 2018|Expert Advice|0 Comments

What foods are apt to contain hidden salt?

Salt is an essential nutrient. But too much may lead to high blood pressure, strokes and kidney disease. Make sure the food you eat doesn't hide salt.

By | January 10th, 2018|Expert Advice|0 Comments

What’s the best tooth filling?

Got a toothache? If despite your best efforts you developed a cavity, you'll need a filling. Read the pros and cons of two common filling materials.

By | January 3rd, 2018|Expert Advice|0 Comments

What is Reiki?

I'd heard of Reiki before but never experienced it myself. Learn how it's done and what I got out of my first Reiki session.

By | November 8th, 2017|Expert Advice|0 Comments

What should you say if you’re worried that someone has an eating disorder?

Roughly 30 million Americans will struggle with an eating disorder at some time in their lives. If you're worried about someone and don't know what to say, read this.

By | October 25th, 2017|Expert Advice|0 Comments

Can you get pregnant on birth control?

What are the odds of getting pregnant when you use birth control? Which methods are the most effective? The least effective? Catching Health has the answers.

By | October 11th, 2017|Expert Advice|0 Comments

Scared about having a root canal? What you need to know

Your tooth hurts and you need a root canal. No one gets excited about that news. We try to allay your worst fears with some facts from a specialist.

By | October 4th, 2017|Expert Advice|0 Comments

What is phlebitis? How should it be treated?

Phlebitis happens when a vein close to the surface of the skin becomes swollen and inflamed. Untreated, it can lead to a blood clot or a deep vein thrombosis.

By | September 27th, 2017|Expert Advice|2 Comments

Should I worry about my child carrying a heavy backpack?

Could your child's backpack cause back problems down the road? How much it weighs and how it's worn can certainly have an impact. Some advice from an expert.

By | September 20th, 2017|Expert Advice|0 Comments

Can you learn to be grateful even when you feel anything but?

Did you know that practicing gratitude can make you happier and healthier? Don't know where to begin? Some tips from Dr. Robert Emmons, a gratitude expert.

By | September 13th, 2017|Expert Advice|0 Comments

What is Morton’s neuroma and how is it treated?

If you have a burning pain in the ball of your foot or it feels numb or tingly, you may have a Morton's neuroma. What's that? Catching Health has the answer.

By | September 6th, 2017|Expert Advice|0 Comments

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.

By | August 30th, 2017|Expert Advice|6 Comments

What’s some good advice for kids who are on the receiving end of cyberbullying?

A bully is a bully is a bully. When it takes place on social media or in texts or emails it's known as cyberbullying. We have some tips for kids and parents.

By | August 23rd, 2017|Expert Advice|0 Comments

What is anaphylaxis?

Anaphylaxis is a severe allergic reaction. Because it can be life-threatening, it's important to know the symptoms and what to do if it develops.

By | August 16th, 2017|Expert Advice|0 Comments

What does it mean if your urine changes color?

Ever take a look at the color of your urine? Most people aren't interested, but urine color can provide important information about the state of your health.

By | August 9th, 2017|Expert Advice|0 Comments

What’s the difference between ibuprofen and acetaminophen?

If you want a medication for pain or other symptoms, how do you pick the right one? Pharmacist Stephen Drapeau from Coastal Pharmacy and Wellness helps us out.

By | August 2nd, 2017|Expert Advice|0 Comments

When should you see a doctor for a fever?

A fever usually means your body is fighting an infection. But it can mean something else or can cross a line. Dr. Molly O'Malley tells us when to pay attention.

By | July 26th, 2017|Expert Advice|0 Comments

When should you see a doctor for a sore throat?

Most sore throats don't amount to much, but sometimes they do. How do you know when you should have your sore throat checked out? We have the answer.

By | July 19th, 2017|Expert Advice|0 Comments

Do tight shoes and high heels cause bunions?

More than one-third of women in the United States have bunions. Tight shoes and high heels are always getting the blame. But do they really cause bunions?

By | July 5th, 2017|Expert Advice|0 Comments

Should you go to the ER or Express Care?

Sometimes it's clear that you should call 911 and go to the ER. Other times, not so much. Don't wait for an emergency — read our expert advice right now.

By | June 28th, 2017|Expert Advice|0 Comments

What kind of sunscreen should I use?

Not sure what kind of sunscreen or which SPF offers the best protection for your skin? Catching Health has the answers.

By | June 21st, 2017|Expert Advice|0 Comments