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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The countdown to 2019 has begun. If you're interested in making any resolutions, we've got some inspiration.
What if this new year, instead of making a resolution, you actually make a lasting change in your life? Learn how.
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.
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.
This is a story retold on the anniversary of my father's death. It's about love, lessons, and grieving.
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.
Are you consuming more sugar than you realize and increasing your risk of type 2 diabetes and other health issues?