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.
What is a cracked tooth? Can it be fixed? Dr. Paul Best has the answers and more on the Catching Health blog.
Is walking as good for you as running? I asked physical therapist Mary Kroth-Brunet, from Back in Motion Physical Therapy.
Like yogurt? Should you be eating Greek yogurt or regular yogurt? Which is healthier?
If you think the phrase empty calories means you don't have to worry about putting on any extra pounds, think again. Read this explanation and see some examples.
How much water should you drink every day? Why is it important to get enough liquids? Does it always have to be water?
If you think you're too old to quit smoking because the damage is already done, think again. Take a moment to read this expert advice.
Have you noticed how almost everybody has sparkling white teeth these days? And how many whitening product there are? Are they all safe to use?
Colonoscopies save lives because virtually all colon cancers start out as benign polyps. Colonoscopy is not colon cancer detection, it's colon cancer prevention. Read more.
The MaineHealth Learning Resource Center gets more questions about health insurance than anything else. Here's where they direct people for the answers.
Two questions one breast cancer specialist hears often — why did I get breast cancer and is there anything other than a mammogram that could have caught it sooner? We give some answers on the WCSH 6 Morning Report.
We all know that a sunburn not only hurts like you know what, it can set the stage for problems down the road, including skin cancer. If you slipped up and stayed out in the sun a bit too long, your kitchen may provide some remedies.