We’ve learned some important, potentially life-saving, facts about COVID-19 since the pandemic descended upon the world. We get some of the details from Dr. Dora Anne Mills. She calls them October surprises.
Dr. Dora Anne Mills takes a look at what has been happening with the pandemic in other countries and reviews lessons learned both abroad and closer to home. She warns that this fall and winter could be very challenging, but she also shares some motherly advice.
“Here we are, in this beautiful slowing down that allows us to open and know a different way. Priorities will sift and shift, as we move through this new way of being. A hopefully more loving time, a learning time and a forgiving time will become us.” Some lessons from Arlene Wing
COVID-19 is our main concern these days, but the flu season isn’t over yet. I thought it would be helpful to share some reminders of what that can mean, especially for older people.
An estimated 2.4 million people in the United States are living with hepatitis C. Baby boomers are among the high-risk groups. Find out why and also learn about new medications that have revolutionized how this serious infection is treated.
Did we learn any lessons from last year’s flu season? Why did fewer people choose to get a flu shot? How would you know if you have the flu? We have some answers from one of Maine’s top infectious disease specialists.
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
The connection between a sore throat and gargling with salt water. An old wives tale or can it really help? We have the answer.
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 fever usually means your body is fighting an infection. But it can mean something else or can cross a line. Dr. Molly O’Malley tells us when to pay attention.