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.
My mother has been gone for six years, but the memories of her are still strong. Unfortunately, because of Alzheimer's, her own memories were not so strong. This is a story about an art project I did about her and her lost memories.
If I had a lot of heartburn, I might have suspected acid reflux. Instead, I was often hoarse, which I didn't realize can also be a symptom.
Could you be using aging as an excuse to take it easy instead of being more active? How about some good advice and motivation?
In 1996 Joe Semmes learned that he had pancreatic cancer. Joe passed away in 2020, but his spirit lives on in the lessons he learned and shared throughout his life.
A few weeks ago, I awoke to the sounds of these crystal bowls and Laura Thompson Brady's beautiful voice. We were at camp and she was sitting on the dock next door playing the bowls and singing. Laura is a sound healer and I can say with certainty that she is a gifted one.
Does sunscreen prevent malignant melanoma? The short answer is not necessarily. Read this important advice — it could save a life.
If you want to go blueberry picking this summer, you're in luck. Check out the 2022 Catching Health list of where you can pick blueberries in Maine.
Now, where did I put my keys? What is that person's name? I know I came in here for something, but what was it? If any of these happen to you, should you be worried about dementia?
As we age, it's normal to see things differently. Literally. Our vision changes as we age, and sometimes conditions develop that can lead to blindness. That's why routine eye exams become increasingly important.
What is normal blood pressure? When do you need to take action and what can you do to get it lower? We have some answers.
Difficulty swallowing is common in people with dementia. It can lead to serious, even life-threatening complications. Here's what you need to know.
As we get older, unfortunately, we become more susceptible to infections. That’s because, with age, the immune system doesn’t work as well as it used to. As one of my friends found out, a bladder infection is one that can be easy to miss.
Strawberry season — time to go picking! Here's the 2022 Catching Health list of where you can pick strawberries in Maine. I updated as much as I could, but you should check ahead to make sure your favorite farm is open this year.
Who doesn't like a little sugar now and then? A piece of candy, a cookie, any kind of sweet treat? What happens when you know you're eating too much, but can't seem to stop? Here are two different approaches for someone who wants to change their relationship with sugar.
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.
This COVID update from Dr. Dora Anne Mills is just what my soul has needed. "There are days when I find it very hard to maintain hope," she writes, and then goes on to share stories of what her parents' generation endured. Maybe her words will do your soul good, too.
I recently helped my sister-in-law find some compression stockings that were fun as well as functional. The experience was so confusing at first that I decided to talk with a vein specialist and write this blog post.
Once again, we are hearing about the rising number of COVID cases. And once again, Dr. Dora Anne Mills helps us make sense of it all.
Sixty years after her death, Audrey Wade's family discovered that she carried a gene that increased their risk of cancer. It's called Lynch Syndrome.
Worried that your brain doesn't seem as sharp as it used to be? Time to do a little exercise!
Got chronic aches and pains? We've got some expert advice on what might be the underlying cause and how to turn things around.
I walked into a pale blue space and it reminded me of my mother. Memories like that are what artist Amy Stacey Curtis invites people to write about when they visit her latest exhibit The Color of Memory.
For the past 50 years Shalom House has been helping people with mental illness. One of its lesser known services is a wonderful art program. Meet two of its artists and learn more about mental illness.
Art student Isabella Deep is working on a photography project to raise awareness about suicide. She's looking for people to photograph.
So much is happening in the world right now, it is important to notice the good things. The Foster Grandparent program is something that can remind us of that.
Raise your hand if you have tinnitus. Mine's up! Here's what I've learned so far. I'm hoping you have some advice to share.
Deep vein thrombosis is something to pay attention to because it can be deadly. Learn about risk factors and symptoms.
When Judith fell recently, she hurt more than her pride. She replays her accident and the lessons she learned.
Accidents happen and some can't be avoided. But others can if only people would follow my mother's advice.
Christina Parrish is in the minority because she survived late-stage pancreatic cancer. Now she tries to give back.