Feeling low? I think we all do from time to time. Research shows that exercise may help — whether you’re doing aerobic or resistance training.
Some lessons are learned the hard way. Don’t let Medicare fraud be one of them. To help arm you with some useful information, I did a little research on how to be vigilant.
Look up yoga and you may find yourself overwhelmed by all the different types. Hatha, Iyengar, Vinyasa and more. Yoga instructor Lauren Keiser put together a short tutorial on some of the most popular classes.
At last, summer is nearly here in New England. The kids will soon be out of school and pool covers will be coming off. You might be anxious to dive right in, but first, read these important safety tips.
The Food and Drug Administration recently approved a new two-shot shingles vaccine for people 50 and older. Catching Health has an overview of shingles and some information about the new vaccine, which is called Shingrix
More than 8 million people in the United States have gout. Learn what it is as we separate fact from fiction and hear one man’s story about dealing with this painful disease.
Narcan, a medication that can reverse a drug overdose, has become a familiar name in Maine. A bill making it available to everyone was recently vetoed by Governor Paul LePage, only to be overridden a few days later by state lawmakers. In this Catching Health podcast, addiction specialist Dr. Mark Publicker explains how Narcan works and when it can be used.
In celebration of National Nurses Week and of the dedication that most nurses show each and every day, we’re sharing some love. Read stories of nurses who made a difference in someone’s life – in part six of Nurses needed, a Catching Health special report. Has a nurse made a difference in YOUR life?
Public health nurses have been traveling the state of Maine since 1920, trying to keep people healthy and prevent diseases. They still do, but in far fewer numbers and under challenging circumstances. We look at the current state of Maine’s Public Health Nursing Program in part 6 of Nurses Needed, a Catching Health Special Report.
Nursing care is moving from inside the hospital to outside in the community. What kind of work are nurses doing if they’re not at the bedside? How are they being trained? You’ll find some answers in Nurses Needed: In the community, part 4 of a Catching Health special report on nursing in Maine.