There are two primary ways the medications you take can get into the environment and your drinking water. Learn what they are and what you need to do right now to make sure your water is safe to drink.
We sometimes think that to be healthier and happier we have to make sweeping changes in our lives. Not so. Read about small changes that have made a difference.
Does the threat of ticks keep you from enjoying outdoor activities? If you're confused about how best to protect yourself, be sure to read these important tips.
Thanks to deer flies, mowing the lawn used to be a nightmare for my husband. Now, it's a dream! Learn his secret to getting rid of them and get an update on its success rate.
Blueberries. What isn't there to appreciate about blueberries? They're delicious, easy to eat, full of nutrition, and beautiful to behold. AND there's so much you can do with them — here are a few recipes.
As people age, a common scenario is family members worry that home is no longer a safe place to live and the person growing older wants to stay put. A little bit of extra help might make that possible. That's where Portland Area Villages comes in.
It's going to be wicked hot in Maine this weekend. In the 90s and high humidity could make it feel even hotter. Stay cool and take a minute to learn about heat-related illnesses, their symptoms and what to do if someone has any. (Pets, too.)
Imagine walking into a roomful of people strumming and singing a happy tune. Your worries would melt away in an instant. Your toes would start tapping and your face would break into a smile. It happened to me when I heard the ukulele band The FLUKES.
Planning a 4th of July fireworks display in your backyard? You need to know what the law allows. You also want to follow these important safety tips.
A painful, itchy, gross rash. That about sums up what can happen if you come in contact with the hairs of a browntail moth caterpillar. We've got some remedies that may help to settle things down.
Join me for a worthwhile, albeit a bit dizzying experience as I put on a special suit and try to walk a straight line.
When a community decides to work together to ensure that its older citizens have the resources they need to continue living in their own homes it can benefit people of all ages. Take a look at some of the things happening in Saco, Maine.
It seemed as if one day 13-year-old Heidi Fox could run like the wind and two weeks later she couldn't. The cause was a rare condition called Chiari malformation.
It's so easy to procrastinate about things, especially when they involve matters you'd rather not think about. Like not being able to speak or act on your own behalf. Or dying. But getting your affairs in order while you still can is a smart thing to do and we've got some useful information on how to get started.
If you feel a lump in the palm of your hand, it may be a sign that you have Dupuytren's contracture. As the disease progresses, one or more fingers begin to curl over. Learn more about risk factors and treatment.
Fran Evans was blessed. Her daughters took turns moving into her home to care for her as she grew older. And now, they've written a book about their experiences.
If you're worried about a loved one's ability to drive, it can become a challenging situation — for many reasons. That's when someone like Heather Shields can step in and help. She assesses people's driving skills and not only makes recommendations but also helps families come up with a workable plan.
Imagine taking cells from a person's skin and using them to build a new kidney. That's what's happening at MDI Biological Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine. Someday, the process could save people's lives.
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.
My dad had shingles and ended up with unrelenting nerve pain. That's why I didn't hesitate to get the new shingles vaccine. Neither did my husband. It's not the only vaccine recommended for adults. We've got the whole list for you.
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.
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.
Thanks to some incredible research and new treatments, more people with cancer are being cured or living much longer. A new program at the Dempsey Center has been designed to answer a question that many of these people are now asking — what now?
Consider this: It takes an average of eight years for someone with a rare disease to get a diagnosis. Many adults have endured symptoms for decades before finding out what's wrong with them. Even with a diagnosis, their challenges may not be over. The world of rare diseases is often complicated and misunderstood.
A trip to the ER that Dana Scammon thought would be a quick one turned into an intense fight for her life. She suffered some significant losses in the 45 days she spent in the hospital. Instead of feeling sorry for herself, she's grateful for what she gained.
She had a childhood plagued by ear infections. The diagnosis was a rare genetic disorder called Turner syndrome
Brooke Caron was 10 years old when she was diagnosed with Turner syndrome. By sharing her story, she hopes other families will become aware of the signs and symptoms and know where to turn for help.
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.
For the past 32 years, a group called H.O.P.E. has brought just that to many people in Maine. Founder Ken Hamilton is now in his 80s but still eager and willing to continue offering his guidance.
Icy surfaces everywhere. That's winter here in New England. If you worry about falling, here's some expert advice.
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.
You're getting older and you want to live as long as possible — forever — in your own home. Only it's no longer safe. Read how a program in Bath, Maine is helping some people by modifying their homes for free.