A Taste of the Mediterranean: Herb Baked Fish and French Potato Salad

A Taste of the Mediterranean: Herb Baked Fish and French Potato Salad

Several weeks ago, I decided to try cooking some Mediterranean style meals for me and my husband. I'm not sure how it happened, but over the years he became the family chef and I admit it, I took him and his cooking skills for granted! He was more than happy to get out of the kitchen and be on the receiving instead of the serving end for a change. Read more ...

Thirty-three years and two kidney transplants later ...

Thirty-three years and two kidney transplants later ...

Ellen Munson got her first donated kidney in 1986. Her own kidneys had been destroyed, presumably by a serious infection called nephritis, and she had been on dialysis for five years. Every day, Ellen was grateful to the family who had lost a beloved child and chose to donate her kidney to a stranger. She had hoped the transplant would last forever, but knew it would not. Read more ...

Chocolate bunnies ready to hop into Easter baskets


WESTBROOK, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Chocolate bunnies, eggs and jelly beans are Easter Candy staples. Haven's Candies in Westbrook makes 20,000 chocolate bunnies for Easter. The have white, milk and peanut bunnies for sale.

Haven's Candies' Andy Charles said the store sticks with tradition, but is always looking for something different.

"We have a chocolate Easter basket, which is made completely of chocolate and filled with Easter goodies, like a peep," said Charles.

During the Easter season, Americans consumer 16 billion jelly beans. Haven's offers a giant carrot made of belly beans and "peas and carrots" jelly beans. Haven's also sells peeps, peeps covered in chocolate and peep pops.

For those who don't wolf all their candy down on Sunday, Charles said chocolate bunnies can stay good for years if stored in the right place.

When should you be concerned about heartburn?

If you were to ask me if I ever have heartburn, a week ago I would have answered no. It turns out I was quite wrong.

I had an endoscopy last week — Dr. Doug Howell, my gastroenterologist, threaded a scope with a camera on the end of it through my mouth, down my esophagus and into my stomach. Pleasant image — right? I’m grateful for the medication that prevented me from participating on a conscious level.

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Health Events in Maine April 21 to May 5

Health Events in Maine April 21 to May 5
MONDAY APRIL 21

Stress relief group

Community Partners space
56 North Street
Portland, ME

Monday April 21
2:30 to 3:30

Join board-certified music therapist Kate Beever for an hour of relaxation, discussion, and joy based in music (no musical experience necessary). Go home with simple tools for your own stress relief.

A Taste of the Mediterranean: Chicken with white beans

A Taste of the Mediterranean: Chicken with white beans

This recipe is not one I would ordinarily make, but now that I have, I would definitely do it again. It was easy to prepare and ready to serve in no time. I thought it was delicious. Read more ...

 

How telemedicine helps some elderly people stay home longer

How telemedicine helps some elderly people stay home longer

Rita, who is 79 years old, has congestive heart failure, a chronic health condition that lands many people in the hospital or nursing home. Telemedicine has allowed her to closely monitor important vital signs and stay in her own home. Read more ...