Why does someone choose to become a nurse? The most common answer is to provide care to another human being. Compassionate care. In this seven-part series on nursing in Maine, we explore the challenges and rewards of being a nurse. At the moment, the nation and especially Maine faces a critical shortage of nurses. We look at why in part one of Nurses Needed, a Catching Health special report.
Calling all book lovers. It's time to celebrate all the benefits of reading. Just looking at a picture of a Grampie reading to his granddaughter can make you feel better. Find out how and where you can join the party and why reading is so good for you.
Did you know that a salamander can regenerate nearly every part of its body — without any scars? Why can't humans? A Maine scientist is working hard to uncover the salamander's secrets. Find out what he's learned so far.
By 2050, as estimated one in three Americans will be diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. Today is Diabetes Alert Day. The American Diabetes Association has a short test to see if you are at risk.
It's obvious that your parent is no longer safe on the road, but you freeze when it comes to having the conversation. Read this and you'll understand how important it is to act.
As lawmakers figure out how to handle Maine's medical cannabis program alongside the newer recreational use program, people like Dave Whitten remain in limbo.
Nothing says l love you like something you made yourself. We've got some handmade inspiration for you. They're simple ideas but packed with love.
Millions of diabetics develop painful peripheral neuropathy. Discoveries by a scientist at MDI Biological Lab in Bar Harbor may lead to new treatments.
Hypothermia: When the core body temperature is below 95°F. It happens if the body loses heat faster than it can be produced. Read these important tips.
What's wrong with a little coffee in the afternoon? For me, it can mean being wide awake at 3 am. Here are some other things not to eat or drink before bed.
It's easy to get in a funk in the middle of winter. I got a little advice from my friends to help me climb out of mine.
With so many colds going around, I think everyone's immune system needs a boost. Dr. Shawn Higgins gives us some advice on how we can do that.
You may think your pets aren't bothered by the cold, but there are some subtle signs you shouldn't ignore. Learn how to keep them safe in freezing weather.
Dreading the holidays? Your family isn't on the same page politically and you know dinner will end in a shouting match? Learn how to set the table for civility.
Restrict what you eat and you may add years to your life. Healthy years. With the help of Maine researcher Dr. Aric Rogers, we learn how that's possible.
Love your pets? Of course you do! That's why you should check out this list of tips for keeping them safe during the holidays.
No power? If you're planning to use a generator, space heater or something similar, make sure to read these important safety tips.
Most people try to avoid ticks when they're outside. Erick Schadler went looking for them. The St. Joseph's College senior spent his summer doing tick research.
To most of us, fruit flies are obnoxious. To Dr. Vicki Losick, a Maine researcher, they may pave the way towards new wound healing treatments for humans.
There's nothing quite as soothing as a bit of pampering. That's what was happening at the Dempsey Challenge, compliments of Lipstick Angels & Jillian Dempsey.
Based on a true story, in Sammy's Broken Leg, Sammy breaks her femur and ends up in a spica cast. We see how she and her family make the best of the situation.
A small town in Maine takes on the huge goal of becoming the happiest, healthiest community in the state. It begins by encouraging residents to move naturally.
It's Childhood Obesity month, but instead of focusing on obesity, an organization that is trying to tackle the issue recommends an approach known as 5-2-1-0.
More than 3 million cases of mono are diagnosed every year. The majority are teenagers, but you might be surprised at how many people over 40 get the virus.
A tuning fork produces a pure musical tone when you tap it against something and make it vibrate. Helpful for tuning a musical instrument and also for healing.
Looking for something to do this Labor Day weekend? If you live in southern Maine (or are visiting), I recommend paddling a canoe through the Scarborough Marsh.
For the past three decades, Nicole Petit has lived with Type 1 diabetes. Now 40, she's had to face some new challenges. As usual, she keeps a positive attitude.
Most headaches are not life threatening but can be disabling. Some headaches are dangerous. Learn headache causes and triggers, as well as crucial symptoms.
For people with autism, a major study may provide answers about possible causes and treatments. Learn more about the SPARK study and how you might participate.