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Kevin Clark (left) and Chris Faulhaber play their daily 2:30 p.m. round of foosball with coworkers at CashStar's new Portland digs on Tuesday.
POLL QUESTION

Gallup: Happy employees live healthier lives, have lower health care costs

Many companies jumping on the wellness bandwagon slap a fruit bowl on the conference table and call it good. But helping employees feel engaged in …
CATCHING HEALTH (blog)

Tummy troubles? Avoid these common digestive health mistakes

Guest post by Patsy Catsos, MS, RDN, LD, courtesy of the Maine Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics. Most people experience uncomfortable, but transient digestive symptoms at …
Christopher Zahn, 9, plays in his home on Jan. 20, 2015 in Milwaukee, Wis. Zahn, who can be a wild one, swallowed a button-battery from a DVD remote when he was 7, and had to stay overnight at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin.

Kids swallowing ‘button batteries’ a growing problem nationwide

MILWAUKEE — One day in April 2013, Tammy Zahn went to play a DVD of the movie, “Rio” for her sons, Christopher, 7, and Jacob, …
Dr. Michael Noonan
MICHAEL NOONAN

Sugar, not salt, eyed as the new culprit in heart disease

In an attempt to control the leading cause of death in our culture — heart disease — the medical profession has focused on dietary fats. …
MAINE FOCUS (blog)

5 myths about stalking you need to know

January is National Stalking Awareness Month, and as it draws to a close, we here at the Maine Coalition to End Domestic Violence are thinking about stalking — …
A man looks over the Affordable Care Act signup page on the HealthCare.gov website in New York in this Oct. 2, 2013, photo illustration.

Study: Obamacare insurers discriminate against AIDS patients

NEW YORK — Some insurers selling policies under the Affordable Care Act may be structuring drug coverage in a way that dissuades people with HIV-AIDS …
HEALTH UNSURANCE (blog)

Uninsured in the U.S. – options to consider

What does it feel like to be uninsured in the United States? Wondering Dear Wondering, …

Post-Ebola plan sought to avert ‘double disaster’ in West Africa

LONDON — The three West African countries worst hit by Ebola risk a “double disaster” …
AGE SMART (blog)

Should I Take Vitamin D Supplements??

It’s January in Maine. What should we talk about? Something sexy, exciting and fascinating you …
RECOVERY ROCKS (blog)

Becoming More Comfortable with Self

One of the biggest mistakes I see people make in relationships of every kind is …
CATCHING HEALTH (blog)

100 + Women Who Care Southern Maine

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