Dupuytren’s contracture

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.

By | May 22nd, 2019|Health News|1 Comment

A Journey of Care to the End

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.

By | May 15th, 2019|Health News|0 Comments

Should you still be driving?

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.

By | May 3rd, 2019|Health News|3 Comments

Building a new kidney from skin cells

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.

By | April 19th, 2019|Health News|0 Comments

The environment and its link to cancer rates in Maine

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.

By | April 10th, 2019|Health News|0 Comments

Did you know? Adults need their shots, too!

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.

By | April 1st, 2019|Health News|0 Comments

Updating colorectal cancer screening guidelines and insurance coverage

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.

By | March 27th, 2019|Health News|0 Comments

Women. What’s your retirement story?

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.

By | March 13th, 2019|Health News|0 Comments

You no longer have cancer. What now?

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?

By | March 6th, 2019|Health News|1 Comment

Understanding the world of rare diseases

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.

By | February 28th, 2019|Health News|4 Comments

Dana’s near death experience

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.

By | February 21st, 2019|Health News|1 Comment

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.

By | February 4th, 2019|Health News|10 Comments

Listen to this: How to help someone get unstuck

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.

By | January 30th, 2019|Health News|0 Comments

The meaning of H.O.P.E.

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.

By | January 28th, 2019|Health News|2 Comments

How to break a fall instead of a bone

Icy surfaces everywhere. That's winter here in New England. If you worry about falling, here's some expert advice.

By | January 25th, 2019|Fitness, Health News|0 Comments

Men. PSA screening or not?

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.

By | January 21st, 2019|Health News|3 Comments

Staying Comfortably Home thanks to Bath Housing Authority

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.

By | January 14th, 2019|Health News|4 Comments

Keeva, a service dog for Martina

Martina Baker was a typical teenager when she suddenly broke out in hives. It was the beginning of a difficult journey that took two years to unravel and continues to this day. Thanks to her service dog Keeva, she now has more than a new companion at her side.

By | January 9th, 2019|Health News|3 Comments

Finding a cure for age-related macular degeneration

The exact cause of age-related macular degeneration, which is a leading cause of blindness, is unknown. A Maine scientist was recently awarded funding for research that may provide some answers and bring hope to millions of people around the world.

By | January 7th, 2019|Health News|0 Comments

Staying positive while dealing with a rare autoimmune disease

People with rare diseases sometimes look completely normal on the outside. That's what it's like for Dawn DeBois. She's helping to create more awareness by sharing her story.

By | January 3rd, 2019|Health News|0 Comments

Desperate to end your obsession with food?

Whether you overeat or undereat, if you are obsessed with food, you may be a food addict. Learn what that means and how one solution has helped many people finally recover.

By | January 2nd, 2019|Health News|2 Comments

What’s your New Year’s resolution?

The countdown to 2019 has begun. If you're interested in making any resolutions, we've got some inspiration.

By | December 31st, 2018|Health News|0 Comments

How to make your new year’s resolution happen – or not

What if this new year, instead of making a resolution, you actually make a lasting change in your life? Learn how.

By | December 19th, 2018|Health News|0 Comments

The gift of a sacred pause

The next time you find yourself caught up in the chaos of daily life, find a moment for a sacred pause. Good advice, but what does that mean? Find out on Catching Health.

By | December 13th, 2018|Health News|0 Comments

Healing from trauma with EMDR

Our brains are naturally wired toward healing. Sometimes, when a trauma occurs, this natural process is disrupted and healing is blocked. Learned how a technique known as EMDR has helped some people.

By | December 12th, 2018|Health News|0 Comments

Discovering my father

This is a story retold on the anniversary of my father's death. It's about love, lessons, and grieving.

By | December 10th, 2018|Health News|3 Comments

Make it a fun and safe holiday season for your kids and grandkids

It's a wonderful time of the year, especially for kids. To make sure they have fun and stay safe, here are a few holiday safety tips.

By | November 30th, 2018|Health News|0 Comments

Too much sugar and type 2 diabetes

Are you consuming more sugar than you realize and increasing your risk of type 2 diabetes and other health issues?

By | November 26th, 2018|Health News|1 Comment

How to avoid stuffing food and feelings at Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a time to show gratitude for all that we have. To enjoy a feast of food and loved ones. BUT too much food, too much family, and too little activity can make us feel just the opposite. Here's some expert advice for surviving the day and the rest of the holidays.

By | November 16th, 2018|Fitness, Health News, Nosh & Nutrition|2 Comments

Are you at risk for osteoporosis?

As we age, our bones become less dense. For some people, it's not a problem. For others, especially women, it can lead to osteoporosis or brittle bones. Here are some things you should know about your risk.

By | November 7th, 2018|Health News|0 Comments

Halloween health and safety tips

Taking your kids trick or treating for Halloween? Here are some important tips to help them have a healthy, safe, and enjoyable time.

By | October 31st, 2018|Health News|0 Comments