The news about the Omicron variant may be scary, but Dr. Dora Anne Mills says it's not surprising. She shares some strategies for continuing to stay as safe as possible.
Maine researchers are studying whether a common blood pressure medication can help prevent osteoporosis. See if you qualify to participate.
The holidays are supposed to be a joyful time, but if you've lost a loved one it may be a time of struggle and mixed emotions. Whatever you're feeling, it's ok.
As we age, the aortic valve in the heart doesn't always work as well as it once did. It's called aortic stenosis. Learn why it happens and how it can be treated.
Never heard of Chiari? Neither had this Maine family until it was diagnosed in three family members. This is their story.
Hearing loss is a real problem for many people, especially as they age. People often don't want to talk about it, but it's important that we do.
For eight years, Donna Beveridge thought she had Alzheimer's disease. Then one day a new doctor suggested that something else might be causing her symptoms. Sleep apnea.
Vaping. What is it? Why is it considered not safe for teens? How have some manufacturers gotten around FDA regulations?
To care for a loved one after they have died is a sacred task. Doing so changed how one Maine woman views death. Once not able to even talk about it, she now helps other people through the process.
Donna Beveridge tries to exercise regularly and gets a little help from Alexa, her personal assistive device. Age Friendly Saco is offering free devices to older residents in its community.
A list of some Maine orchards that let you pick your own apples. It's a great way to spend a late summer/early fall afternoon. Check ahead to make sure your favorite farm is open this year or to see what COVID-19 restrictions may be in place.
This honey apple torte recipe always gets high marks in my family. Technically, it's a dessert but I confess, I've been known to have a slice for breakfast.
A-fib is becoming more and more common. What is it and should you be concerned if you have it? When a friend of mine was recently diagnosed, I decided to learn more.
Concerns about COVID's Delta variant and a plea from Maine's hospital chiefs
If you'd love to do yoga, but feel limited because of your age or an injury, let me introduce you to gentle yoga.
In light of a significant increase in cases, Dr. Dora Anne Mills answers questions about COVID-19 testing and treatment.
If you are one of about 50 million Americans dealing with dry eyes, I've got some useful information for you. Such as, why you might need to start doing some conscious blinking.
What an outbreak in Cape Cod's Provincetown is teaching us about COVID's Delta variant. An update from Dr. Dora Anne Mills
Even before COVID kept people away from their hairdressers, there was a trend underway. Going gray. And now, the transformed are emerging in all their glory.
It's time for a short vacation and I'm taking it! There is nothing, nothing like summer in Maine.
Are you constantly trying to strike a balance between work and well, life? This work-life card sort may help you out.
We hear a lot about inflammation these days and its connection to many health issues. Add lingering COVID symptoms to the list. Could acupuncture calm things down?
As we hear more and more about the delta variant, it becomes increasingly important to understand the facts.
July is National Blueberry Month, but really, this fruit should be celebrated every day of the year.
Imagine that you could send your pediatrician a text and you'd hear back right away or at least fairly soon. More access is just one of the things Dr. Ali Kopelman offers in her direct primary care practice — all for a monthly fee.
Alzheimer's is a horrible disease that destroys a person's brain cells. A new drug offers hope that it can be stopped, but it has also caused some controversy.
Are you someone who is unvaccinated against COVID? Maine has one of the highest vaccination rates, but health officials are trying to reach even more people. You might be interested.
Many people were confused by the CDC's recent recommendations for those who are fully vaccinated against COVID. Adding to that, several states, including Maine, have modified or dropped their mask mandates. Dr. Dora Anne Mills offers some guidance.
My shoulder has come a long way since I broke it in February. From arm in a sling to arm in the air. It's hard work but so worth the effort.
Getting to the root of what ails you is what functional medicine is all about. That's what Nurse Practitioner Carrie Levine uses in her practice Whole Woman Health. She explains.
As more employees grapple with mental health issues connected to the pandemic, their employers are looking for solutions. We found one here in Maine.