What's the Fuss About Measles?

What's the Fuss About Measles?

In 2000, the CDC declared that measles in the United States had essentially been wiped out. Since then, vaccination rates are down, and measles is on the rise. Why the shift? Diane Atwood takes a look at some of the issues. You can read about them on her Catching Health blog.

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What You Need to Know About Hypothermia

What You Need to Know About Hypothermia

When the core body temperature is below 95 °F hypothermia can develop. It happens if the body loses heat faster than it can be produced. In her Catching Health blog, Diane Atwood explains why some people are at risk even if they don't go outside. Read more...

Cervical Cancer and HPV: Prevention is Possible

Cervical Cancer and HPV: Prevention is Possible

In the United States alone, 27,000 people are diagnosed with an HPV-related cancer every year. That translates to a new case every 20 minutes. As Diane Atwood shares on her Catching Health blog, prevention is possible. Read more...

Another storm put snow removal on back burner


WESTBROOK, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Normally after a storm, Westbrook Public Services storm crews would be heading back out for snow removal, making the streets a little wider and cutting down some of the big piles around the city.

Instead, they're forced to plow and sand operations because of a storm Friday.

"With the amount of snow we received Tuesday and Wednesday it would take us two full nights of snow removal in the critical areas downtown, but obviously we haven't had a chance to do that yet", said Public Services Director Tom Eldridge.

The plan is to continue plowing through the night, then switch the equipment to snow removal operations on Sunday.

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Tummy Troubles? Avoid These Common Digestive Health Mistakes

Tummy Troubles? Avoid These Common Digestive Health Mistakes

We may not be able to control all of our tummy troubles, but dietitian Patsy Catsos shares some things on the Catching Health blog that we can do to keep our GI system in good working order. Read more ...

 

 

Blizzards and the Blues: Winter in New England

Blizzards and the Blues: Winter in New England

In the midst of winter — during a week in which three snow storms, one a possible blizzard, are predicted — do you long for spring? 

As I write this, it’s a cold, but beautiful day. The sun is shining and the sky is mostly blue with wispy strands of clouds. The calm before the storm. For some, the promise of a significant snowfall is reason to rejoice. It means skiing and snowmobiling and sledding and building snow forts. Others dread the thought of the driveway, sidewalks and roofs they’ll need to clear.

100+ Women Who Care Southern Maine

100+ Women Who Care Southern Maine

100+ Maine women meet four times a year and each member writes a $50 check to a local charity they have voted on. Find out how you, too, can make a difference.