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

What are empty calories?

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.

By | November 23rd, 2016|Expert Advice|0 Comments

How much water should I drink every day and why?

How much water should you drink every day? Why is it important to get enough liquids? Does it always have to be water?

By | November 16th, 2016|Expert Advice|2 Comments

Is it worth it to quit smoking late in life?

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.

By | November 9th, 2016|Expert Advice|0 Comments

Is it safe to whiten your teeth?

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?

By | November 2nd, 2016|Expert Advice|0 Comments

Why a colonoscopy is still the gold standard for preventing colon cancer

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.

By | October 26th, 2016|Expert Advice|0 Comments

Where to get some answers to your health insurance questions

The MaineHealth Learning Resource Center gets more questions about health insurance than anything else. Here's where they direct people for the answers.

By | October 19th, 2016|Expert Advice|0 Comments

Answers to frequently asked questions about breast cancer

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.

By | October 5th, 2016|Expert Advice|0 Comments

Winter takes its toll on people with breathing problems

If you already have trouble breathing because of asthma, COPD, or other health issues, winter can be an especially challenging time of year. Learn why and get some expert advice.

By | January 14th, 2016|Expert Advice|0 Comments

Gotta sunburn? Look in your kitchen for quick relief

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.

By | August 3rd, 2015|Expert Advice|2 Comments