DCIS. What is it? Watch Catching Health on the Morning Report

DCIS. What is it? Watch Catching Health on the Morning Report

In case you missed us! Sharon Rose Vaznis and I talk about my recent DCIS diagnosis and remind women to get their mammograms. Watch now ...

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What Makes a Healthy Maine Street?

What Makes a Healthy Maine Street?

Everywhere you look, people are trying to move more, eat better, lose weight, get rid of stress … they’re tired of feeling tired and overwhelmed and just plain unhealthy. Trouble is, when you’re going it alone, like many people do, it can become too much of a challenge and next thing you know you’re back where you started. Read how Healthy Maine Streets has been helping people in several Maine communities overcome some of their challenges ...

 

 

Portland man arrested for burglary of a motor vehicle


WESTBROOK, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Westbrook Police Officers said they were patrolling Lamb Street when they observed what they believed to be a car burglary in progress.

The suspect fled on a bicycle but was arrested nearby after a brief pursuit and foot chase.

Officers arrested 21-year-old Jeffrey S. Sprague Jr., of Portland, for Burglary of a Motor Vehicle and Refusing to Submit to Arrest. Sprague, who was out on bail related to an earlier drug trafficking charge, was additionally charged with Violation of Conditional Release. Property stolen in the burglary was recovered during the arrest.

Sprague is being held at the Cumberland County Jail.


I Was Diagnosed with DCIS — Stage 0 Breast Cancer

I Was Diagnosed with DCIS — Stage 0 Breast Cancer

I'm religious about getting my annual mammogram. That's because I have a history of fibrocystic disease and in my 20s had a fibroadenoma (benign tumor) removed from my right breast. Every year, I worry that something not so benign will show up and every year I sigh with relief when I get a letter saying everything is normal. Not this year. Instead, I got a phone call from the Mammography Department at Mercy Hospital. The radiologist wanted me to come back for additional views. My heart sank. The diagnosis turned out to be DCIS, something I had never heard of before. I've discovered that neither do a lot of other people, so I decided to share my story on my Catching Health blog. Go to the blog ...

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Do You Ever Worry About Contaminants in Your Drinking Water?

Do You Ever Worry About Contaminants in Your Drinking Water?

Prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications, personal care products, flame retardants, detergents and new types of herbicides and pesticides. What do these items have in common? They’re all emerging contaminants that have detected at trace levels in drinking water.  

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Westbrook Police arrest two for burglary


WESTBROOK, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Westbrook Police arrested two people on separate incidents of burglary Sunday and Monday.

Police said officers responded to a report of a burglary in progress to a motor vehicle on Brook Road shortly after 11 p.m. Sunday. Officers found a suspect that matched the description witnesses provided nearby. They arrested John Conley, 35 of Westbrook, for a class D burglary to a motor vehicle and Class E possession of burglar's tools. Police recovered a number of stolen items.

About 4:15 a.m. Monday police were investigating a burglary on Teri Circle when they arrested Jeremy Lester, 45 of South Portland, for Class B burglary and Class D criminal mischief.

Both Conley and Lester were booked into the Cumberland County Jail.


Preventing Falls: What Fran Learned About Lowering Her Risk of Falling

Preventing Falls: What Fran Learned About Lowering Her Risk of Falling

Fran Paris, who is 79, has a balance problem and tries to keep herself steady so that she doesn’t fall. When she noticed that Woodford’s Congregational Church was offering a Fall Risk Screening Event to help people learn more about their risks, she hightailed it over there. Read what Fran learned about her risks ...