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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
Not sure what kind of sunscreen or which SPF offers the best protection for your skin? Catching Health has the answers.
Have you thought about being a blood donor? There's no time like right now. Here's why WHO and the American Red Cross encourage us to donate during the summer.
Some brands of nail polish DO contain potentially toxic chemicals. Read how you can check the safety of your favorite polish.
Lots of people seem to be giving up gluten. Should you? What exactly is it and is it true that you can lose weight if you give it up? Answers from a nutrition expert.
Do you take a multivitamin every day? Is it necessary? Registered dietitian Andrea Paul gives us her answer.
Joan Lunden got personal at a recent Hospice of Southern Maine Conference. The topic was advance directives — something Joan wished her mother had filled out.
How bad are digital screens for our eyes? Optometrist Tim Kearins considers two angles — the effect on vision and how they may increase the risk of eye disease.
With spring comes allergies for some people. Allergy symptoms are often similar to cold symptoms. How can you tell the difference? Catching Health has the answer.
Tanning beds are risky, but what about tanning sprays? Pathologist Dr. Katy Linskey gives us the answer.
Thinking about switching to a plant-based diet? Avery Yale Kamila has some tips for you. She's a freelance food writer and the mom of a healthy vegan toddler.
Any of these sound like you? Stressed. In pain. Have a chronic illness. Can't sleep. Worried about the future. How mindfulness and meditation might help.
If you prefer running or walking on a treadmill, will you get the same workout as being outside? The answer from an exercise expert.
If you want to wear flip flops or stilettos or slippers, fine. But don't climb any mountains or your feet, especially your heels, will be crying out in pain.
What's your breakfast routine? Grab something on the run? Sit down to a hearty meal? Skip it altogether? Some people say it's the most important meal of the day. We asked a nutrition expert.
Wake up with an aching jaw or head? Sore gums? Sensitive teeth? Prosthodontist Dr. Paul Best gives us some possible reasons why.
Got a tingling sensation in your thumb and several fingers? You might have carpal tunnel syndrome. Learn more.
If you have a cold that settles in your chest, you may have bronchitis. Is it contagious? That's the number one question doctors get asked. We have the answer.
What is normal blood pressure? When do you need to take action and what can you do to get it lower? Find answers in Catching Health Q & A.
Have you ever grabbed an energy bar as a snack or a meal when you're in a pinch? Some are loaded with calories. Some tips from a registered dietitian.
Have you ever had to deal with a foot fungus or athlete's foot? Here's some treatment advice from Dr. Michael Saraydarian, a podiatrist at Central Maine Orthopaedics.
Supposedly, only 8 percent of people in the U.S. keep their New Year's resolutions. Follow these six secrets and give yourself at shot at making yours stick.
When you are surrounded by people who are coughing and sneezing, how can you protect yourself? Some tips and what to do if you still come down with a cold.