For the first time: Cholesterol, yes. Juicy steak, no.

For the first time: Cholesterol, yes. Juicy steak, no.

The Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee released a new report that has big implications for the health status of Americans. Read some of the recommendations and tell us what you think! PS It's not to eat more red meat.

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Valuable heart attack advice that could save your life

 Valuable heart attack advice that could save your life

Chest pain.

Could it just be indigestion? A pulled muscle? Stress? Or is it a heart attack? 

For some people, there will be no doubt that they’re having a heart attack because the pain will be sudden and intense. But many times, a heart attack starts slowly with only mild discomfort. 

What should you do if you're not sure?  I share some important advice on my blog Catching Health.

 

 

Nappi Distributors Partners with Home Runners to Provide Free Service on St. Patrick's Day

Nappi Distributors Partners with Home Runners to Provide Free Service on St. Patrick's Day

 

~ First time service will be available free to the public ~

 

  

 According to Nappi Distributors, beer sales on St. Patrick's Day are typically 20 times greater than on an average day. This year, Nappi Distributors and Home Runners are taking a historic step to make sure Mainers get home safe on St. Patrick's Day. Nappi Distributors will pay the cost for people to use Home Runners designated-driver service on March 17, 2015.

St. Patrick's Day is a unique holiday for beer consumption because

How one family battles its life-threatening destiny

How one family battles its life-threatening destiny

Sixty years ago, at the tender age of 29, Audrey Wade died of “abdominal” cancer.

On a personal note, Audrey was my mother’s best friend growing up and maid of honor when she and my father married. She was also my godmother. My mother still recalls — vividly — when she got the call that Audrey was gone — mere months after her own wedding.

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Fire destroys 3 cars, damages 3 more in Westbrook


WESTBROOK, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- An accidental fire burned three vehicles and damaged three others Tuesday morning at a Westbrook parking lot, said fire officials.

The Portland Press Herald reports that a single car fire was reported around 11:00 a.m. at a parking area near the Dana Warp Mill on Bridge Street. When they arrived, firefighters found two cars on fire and a third starting to burn. The parking lot had between 75 and 100 cars in total.

Firefighters were able to put out the fire within 20 minutes.

Fire Chief Andrew Turcotte said it appears that improperly disposed smoking materials caused the fire, but the official cause hasn't been determined yet.

Nobody was injured.


Cold weather contributing to water main breaks


WESTBROOK, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Crews spent much of Monday repairing a water main break on Stroudwater Street in Westbrook.

That's just one of many the Portland Water District and other public works departments across the state have had to repair this winter.

"We've had an awful lot of cold weather this past month," said Dave Jones, Lewiston director of Public Works.

February marked the coldest month in history for many Maine communities, and the large number of water main breaks is evidence of that.

"We've got four and a half to five feet of frost in the ground right now," Jones said.

Car crashes through Westbrook Rite Aid storefront


WESTBROOK, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- One woman is hurt after a car crashed through the storefront of the Rite Aid in Westbrook. The accident happened a little after noon Sunday.

Westbrook Fire Department officials said the elderly driver was pulling into a parking spot when he hit the gas instead of the brake. He drove through the glass panel of the building and came to a stop inside the store.

Officials said the woman's injuries did not appear to be serious, but she was taken to Maine Medical Center for evaluation. The driver and the passenger, his wife, are okay.

"The store employees were really shocked, because where the car stopped was up against the cashier booth, and there was actually people at the cash register when the car came through the building," Deputy Chief Gary Caron of the Westbrook Fire Department said.