The environment and its link to cancer rates in Maine

The environment you live and work in can either enhance your health or put you at risk of certain diseases, such as cancer. Learn the facts about two cancers that have been linked to environmental factors in Maine.

By | April 10th, 2019|Expert Advice|0 Comments

Updating colorectal cancer screening guidelines and insurance coverage

A Bill in the Maine legislature would update insurance coverage for colorectal cancer screenings. The updates are in line with new guidelines from the American Cancer Society. Get details about both on Catching Health.

By | March 27th, 2019|Expert Advice|0 Comments

Women. What’s your retirement story?

Take it slowly. Don't overcommit. Words of wisdom from women around the country who are sharing their retirement stories for a new book. Read all about it and get ready to tell YOUR story.

By | March 13th, 2019|Expert Advice|0 Comments

Listen to this: How to help someone get unstuck

Does someone you care about seem to be "stuck" and you'd like to help but don't know how? We have some good advice for you. You just have to listen.

By | January 30th, 2019|Expert Advice|0 Comments

Men. PSA screening or not?

Confused about PSA tests? A few years ago, men were told they didn't need routine screenings because the risks outweighed the benefits. Now, there's a new recommendation. Here are the facts.

By | January 21st, 2019|Expert Advice, Health News|3 Comments

What’s your New Year’s resolution?

The countdown to 2019 has begun. If you're interested in making any resolutions, we've got some inspiration.

By | December 31st, 2018|Expert Advice|0 Comments

The gift of a sacred pause

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.

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

How to avoid stuffing food and feelings at Thanksgiving

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.

By | November 16th, 2018|Expert Advice, Fitness, Nosh & Nutrition|2 Comments

Are you at risk for osteoporosis?

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.

By | November 7th, 2018|Expert Advice|0 Comments

Halloween health and safety tips

Taking your kids trick or treating for Halloween? Here are some important tips to help them have a healthy, safe, and enjoyable time.

By | October 31st, 2018|Expert Advice|0 Comments

Overwhelmed? Add a timeout to your schedule

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.

By | October 29th, 2018|Expert Advice|1 Comment

What you may not know about sleep apnea

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.

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

Living with grief: What to say to someone who is grieving

Have you ever wanted to say something to someone who is grieving but don't? You can't find the right words so you say nothing. In the final segment of Living with Grief, we get some loving words of advice from several people who are grieving the loss of a loved one.

By | September 27th, 2018|Expert Advice|0 Comments

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|3 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|11 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