A Child with Autism: Counting the blessings

A Child with Autism: Counting the blessings

Johnny Somma was bright-eyed and full of life but when he was about 18 months old, something changed. Six months later his parents got the devastating news that he had autism. Today Johnny is four and one-half. Even with the challenges of autism the family has many blessings. Diane Atwood tells their story ...

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Frostbite: What You Need to Know

Frostbite: What You Need to Know
Bitterly cold — that’s what the weather report says — danger of frostbite. Catching Health shares some frostbite dos and don'ts. Read more ..

Acupuncture for Weight Loss

Acupuncture for Weight Loss

Think you might need a little help keeping your New Year's resolution to lose weight? Try acupuncture. It won't be a quick fix or a magic needle — there is no such thing when it comes to a successful weight loss program. But acupuncture can play an important role in your overall strategy. Find out how in Catching Health with Diane Atwood.

 

New Year's Resolutions for Caregivers

New Year's Resolutions for Caregivers

If you are a caregiver for anyone — a child or an adult — it's highly likely that you almost always put yourself last. Time to stop that! I've got some useful tips, thanks to a couple of local experts, in my latest Catching Health post. 2015 is going to be the year you start taking care of yourself too! Read more ...

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Meals on Wheels brings holiday cheer to your door


WESTBROOK, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- The Westbrook Meals on Wheels program helps provide hot meals to those in the community who need it all year. On Christmas, it is more than just a hot meal on a platter for those who would otherwise be alone. Volunteers work to bring joy to 200 local residents.

Fernando Ventresco received one of the meals Thursday morning, "I knew somebody was coming, but I didn't realize I would get a big reception like that. I appreciate it. It means a lot to me because I don't speak to anybody all day long."

Fernando opened the door to longtime volunteer Philip Rhinelander who was decked out in his finest Santa costume.

Six Tips for a Health Holiday Mouth

Six Tips for a Health Holiday Mouth

Do you indulge in a lot of candy and other sweets during the holidays? Check out my Catching Health blog for some useful tips on how to enjoy holiday goodies without doing damage to your teeth. Six Tips for a Health Holiday Mouth ...

Healthy Eating Tips for the Holiday Season

Healthy Eating Tips for the Holiday Season

So many tempting treats this time of year. Catching Health has some healthy strategies so you can have your cake and eat it too! Read more ...