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.

 

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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 ...

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 ...

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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 ...

 

 

Report: Maine's workforce needs to be better prepared


WESTBROOK, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- A new report released Monday found the quality of Maine's workforce needs to improve in order for the state's economy to remain strong into the future.

Maine Development Foundation put together the report. For the past several years, the foundation has been working with business and political leaders, looking at Maine's future. The nonprofit focuses on a productive workforce with the idea that educated, health and innovative workers can help Maine's longterm economic status. Using data based on the changing industries throughout the state and country, the group has mapped out what the state will need for a strong economy.

Don't Know One Wheelchair From Another and You Need to Buy One For Your Elderly Parent?

Don't Know One Wheelchair From Another and You Need to Buy One For Your Elderly Parent?

Now and again, I write about my mother, who is 88 and lives in a memory care facility. Over the years I've had to help purchase home medical equipment — canes, wheelchairs, walkers — for her and my late father. If you're in a similar situation, but prefer to shop online, you might be interested in a new Maine-based website called 10bestmedical.com. Read more ...