Healthy Eating Tips for the Holiday Season

Healthy Eating Tips for the Holiday Season

So many tempting treats this time of year. Catching Health has some healthy strategies so you can have your cake and eat it too! Read more ...

 

 

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Don't Know One Wheelchair From Another and You Need to Buy One For Your Elderly Parent?

Don't Know One Wheelchair From Another and You Need to Buy One For Your Elderly Parent?

Now and again, I write about my mother, who is 88 and lives in a memory care facility. Over the years I've had to help purchase home medical equipment — canes, wheelchairs, walkers — for her and my late father. If you're in a similar situation, but prefer to shop online, you might be interested in a new Maine-based website called 10bestmedical.com. Read more ...

 

Wreaths for Hope

Wreaths for Hope

Finally got a wreath on our front door. It's from Wreaths for Hope and is in the shape of a cancer awareness ribbon.

Reducing the Risk of Flu is Worth a Shot

Reducing the Risk of Flu is Worth a Shot

Guest post by Dr. Jane Ho, pediatrician in Westbrook and clinical adviser to the MaineHealth Childhood Immunizations Program.

As a parent of three teen boys and a local pediatrician, it concerns me that many people fail to get an annual flu vaccine. Over the course of my 20 years in practice, I’ve seen plenty of previously healthy patients succumb to influenza. And I’ve even had to comfort scared parents, wishing they had done more to try to prevent their child’s illness in the first place. Read more about why Dr. Ho strongly advocates flu shots ...

 

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Bowdoin students disciplined for party


BOWDOIN, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Bowdoin College is disciplining students, including some members of the men's lacrosse team, after a Pilgrims and Native American party called "Cracksgiving" where several students dressed up in headdresses and warpaint.

In a letter to the student body, the Dean of Student Affairs addressed the culturally inappropriate party and said that cultural appropriation is "conduct unbecoming of a Bowdoin student.

The letter said that just before Thanksgiving, students living at 83 1/2 Harpswell Rd., known as the "Crack House," threw a party that encouraged students to dress up as Pilgrims and Native American party. Some members of the college's men's lacrosse team rent the home and about 14 of the members wore costumes to the party.

Plans to outsource jobs at BIW raises concerns


BATH, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Plans to cut costs by outsourcing work out of state is raising big concerns at one of the state's largest private employers.

Bath Iron Works, which employs nearly 6,000 people, is one of the Navy's primary shipyards. The General Dynamics owned company is in the running to build Coast Guard offshore patrol cutters in 2017. The company said it must cut millions of dollars to be competitive. The union's contract requires BIW to show that farming out work to other shipyards would result in significant cost savings. Union leaders have been pouring over hundreds of documents and said the numbers don't add up.

If You Have a Thyroid Nodule, Does it Mean Cancer?

If You Have a Thyroid Nodule, Does it Mean Cancer?

My friend Lee had a scare last year. She thought she might have thyroid cancer. It all began when she had a CT scan for something else and it showed a nodule or lump on her thyroid. Then she had a fine needle aspiration biopsy, which came back suspicious for papillary cancer, the most common type of thyroid cancer.

Read more of Lee's story and also learn about thyroid nodules and the risk of one being cancer ...