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

Why is summer a really important time to donate blood?

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.

By | June 14th, 2017|Expert Advice|0 Comments

Is it safe to wear nail polish?

Some brands of nail polish DO contain potentially toxic chemicals. Read how you can check the safety of your favorite polish.

By | June 7th, 2017|Expert Advice|0 Comments

What exactly is gluten? And can I lose weight if I give it up?

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.

By | May 31st, 2017|Expert Advice|1 Comment

Is a daily multivitamin “worth it”?

Do you take a multivitamin every day? Is it necessary? Registered dietitian Andrea Paul gives us her answer.

By | May 24th, 2017|Expert Advice|2 Comments

What is an advance directive and why should you have one?

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.

By | May 17th, 2017|Expert Advice|0 Comments

How bad are digital screens (computer monitors, tablets, smartphones) for your vision?

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.

By | May 10th, 2017|Expert Advice|0 Comments

Throat scratchy? Sneezing? Is it a cold or do you have an allergy?

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.

By | May 3rd, 2017|Expert Advice|0 Comments

What’s more dangerous, tanning sprays or tanning beds?

Tanning beds are risky, but what about tanning sprays? Pathologist Dr. Katy Linskey gives us the answer.

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

How will I get enough protein and other questions about going vegan

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.

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

Do mindfulness and meditation really help?

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.

By | April 12th, 2017|Expert Advice|2 Comments

Which exercise is better for you – running on a treadmill or running outside?

If you prefer running or walking on a treadmill, will you get the same workout as being outside? The answer from an exercise expert.

By | April 5th, 2017|Expert Advice, Fitness|4 Comments

Why does my heel hurt when I get up in the morning?

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.

By | March 22nd, 2017|Expert Advice|2 Comments

Is breakfast really the most important meal of the day?

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.

By | March 15th, 2017|Expert Advice|0 Comments

Why does my jaw ache when I wake up every morning?

Wake up with an aching jaw or head? Sore gums? Sensitive teeth? Prosthodontist Dr. Paul Best gives us some possible reasons why.

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

What causes carpal tunnel syndrome?

Got a tingling sensation in your thumb and several fingers? You might have carpal tunnel syndrome. Learn more.

By | March 1st, 2017|Expert Advice|0 Comments

Is bronchitis contagious?

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.

By | February 22nd, 2017|Expert Advice|0 Comments

What is normal blood pressure?

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.

By | February 1st, 2017|Expert Advice|2 Comments

Are protein and energy bars worth the calories?

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.

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

How do you get rid of foot fungus?

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.

By | January 11th, 2017|Expert Advice|1 Comment

Six secrets to keeping your New Year’s resolutions all year long

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.

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

The best way to prevent a cold and what to do if you fail

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.

By | December 28th, 2016|Expert Advice|0 Comments

What does it mean when your tooth is cracked?

What is a cracked tooth? Can it be fixed? Dr. Paul Best has the answers and more on the Catching Health blog.

By | December 21st, 2016|Expert Advice|0 Comments

Is walking as good for you as running?

Is walking as good for you as running? I asked physical therapist Mary Kroth-Brunet, from Back in Motion Physical Therapy.

By | December 14th, 2016|Expert Advice, Fitness|2 Comments

Is Greek yogurt healthier than regular yogurt? 

Like yogurt? Should you be eating Greek yogurt or regular yogurt? Which is healthier?

By | December 7th, 2016|Expert Advice|2 Comments

Yes, there are calories in alcohol. But how many and are they like calories in food?

If you're wondering whether alcohol has any calories or thinking that one little glass of wine couldn't possibly be fattening – you'll want to read this blog post.

By | November 30th, 2016|Expert Advice|2 Comments