Find out If You're at Risk for Osteoporosis

Find out If You're at Risk for Osteoporosis

If you’ve hit 50 and you’re a woman, chances are your bones have lost some strength over the years. Most people’s bones are as dense as they’ll ever be between the ages of 18 to 25. By the time you reach 35, density begins to gradually decrease until menopause. After menopause, bone loss happens more rapidly — as much as 20 percent in five to seven years. Find out if you're at risk ...

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Westbrook fire damages historic home


WESTBROOK, Maine

(NEWS CENTER) --

A fire burned part of a 251-year-old house in Westbrook late Sunday night but firefighters managed to knock down the blaze before it caused more extensive damage to the historic home.


Residents of the East Bridge Street home called Westbrook firefighters after reportedly seeing smoke in a bathroom near the exhaust pipes for a wood stove. When firefighters arrived, they found heavy smoke and flames inside part of the home, said Westbrook Fire Chief Andrew Turcotte.

SeeingME: Profiles of Resilience

SeeingME: Profiles of Resilience

Take a moment and look at the portrait above. Try to come up with a story about the woman. I’ll give you a few prompts. Her name is Aimee. She’s 41 and the mother of three daughters.

Read Aimee's story and learn why her portrait is part of an exhibit called SeeingME: Profiles of Resilience

 

Two New York men arrested after drugs, cash and guns seized


WESTBROOK, Maine

– Police seized crack, heroin, a loaded weapon and money from a local motel room Sunday November 23rd.

Westbrook Police Chief Janine Roberts says bail violation investigation of 35-year-old Kortney Cox lead them to a Westbrook motel room last Sunday morning. Roberts said during the investigation, Maine Drug Enforcement Agency along with the Portland and Westbrook canine teams, were called in to assist in the investigation.

The investigation resulted in the arrest of two Brooklyn, New York men. Arrested were 36-year-old Deshaun Davis and 33-year-old Tod Rasberry, both from Brooklyn, New York.

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Bath Salts: What are they and why are they so dangerous?

Bath Salts: What are they and why are they so dangerous?

In Maine news recently, there was a sad and disturbing story about a teenager arrested on charges of burglary, theft, criminal mischief and criminal trespass. According to an article in the Bangor Daily News, he was found naked in one of two homes he allegedly broke into.

I'm Not Your Mother, But ...

I'm Not Your Mother, But ...

A wellness tip from Catching Health with Diane Atwood with a little help from Charlotte. Read the tip ...

Can't Sleep? Avoid These Foods

Can't Sleep? Avoid These Foods

It's coffee that will rob me of sleep. Even a cup at one in the afternoon can pack a wallop of caffeine. I learned my lesson the hard way.

I know I'm not the only one who has figured out that coffee can lead to a sleepless night. If you’ve been suffering from insomnia, maybe you should take a close look at what you eat before you go to bed.