New Year's Resolutions for Caregivers

New Year's Resolutions for Caregivers

If you are a caregiver for anyone — a child or an adult — it's highly likely that you almost always put yourself last. Time to stop that! I've got some useful tips, thanks to a couple of local experts, in my latest Catching Health post. 2015 is going to be the year you start taking care of yourself too! Read more ...

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Son of NYPD officer killed Saturday attends Bowdoin


BRUNSWICK, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- The son of one of the New York officers killed Saturday in an ambush style attack attends Bowdoin College in Maine.

College officials confirmed that NYPD officer Rafael Ramos's son Justin Ramos is a sophomore at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, a college with about 1,700 students. In an email to staff and students Sunday night, President Barry Mill's extended his sympathy for the Ramos family.

"This is is an unspeakable tragedy, and our hearts go out to Justin and his family. We are a close community, and we share in Justin's pain and anguish," wrote President Mills.

Six Tips for a Health Holiday Mouth

Six Tips for a Health Holiday Mouth

Do you indulge in a lot of candy and other sweets during the holidays? Check out my Catching Health blog for some useful tips on how to enjoy holiday goodies without doing damage to your teeth. Six Tips for a Health Holiday Mouth ...

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 ...