Posts Tagged ‘health’

Bangor Police Chief Mark Hathaway listens to The Acadia Hospital President Dan Coffey discuss the opiate epidemic during the One Life Project at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor on Wednesday, May 4.

You told us these 99 ideas to help stop more drug overdose deaths

By Erin Rhoda on May 16, 2016, at 7:01 a.m.
They all come from you.

This video shows the weird body parts that we have because of evolution

By Dan MacLeod on March 29, 2016, at 5:13 p.m.
There’s a scientific reason that music sometimes gives you goosebumps, and it has to do with evolution.
Don't do this.

Scientists have a compelling reason why you shouldn’t eat snow

By Dan MacLeod on Jan. 27, 2016, at 3:40 p.m.
Homemade snowcones are probably a bad idea.

Maine is among the top-10 worst states for heart attacks, according to this new poll

By Dan MacLeod on Nov. 20, 2015, at 1:11 p.m.
More than 5 percent of respondents in Maine said that they had suffered a heart attack at some point in their life.

Why your new doctor asks a lot of questions

By Cindy Leiffer on Nov. 02, 2015, at 10:57 a.m.
Most of us are good at asking questions. We are not always so good at explaining why we’re asking the questions.
Maine is the fattest state in New England and is rising quickly nationally, according to a report released Thursday.

Maybe this is why more than a quarter of Mainers are obese

By Dan MacLeod on May 30, 2015, at 8:05 a.m.
Maine ranks 45th in the nation in average weekly time people spent exercising here, according to this analysis of users of a fitness app called MapMyFitness. To put that another way, even Mainers who are health-conscious enough to register with a fitness tracking website are not exercising as much as …

Fear dementia? Your diet, weight more important than genes, experts say

By Marni Jameson, The Orlando Sentinel on Jan. 26, 2012, at 1:12 p.m.
Anyone who has a close relative with Alzheimer’s shares the same worry: Am I next? However, a growing body of research indicates that our lifestyles — particularly what we eat and whether we’re obese — play a greater role than our genes in determining our brain health as we age. …

Prostate testing’s dark side: Men who were harmed

By Marilynn Marchione, Associated Press on Oct. 13, 2011, at 3:02 p.m.
Terry Dyroff’s PSA blood test led to a prostate biopsy that didn’t find cancer but gave him a life-threatening infection. In the emergency room several days later, “I didn’t sit, I just laid on the floor, I felt so bad,” said Dyroff, 65, a retired professor from Silver Spring, Md. …

Losing your home could be bad for your health

By Marni Jameson, The Orlando Sentinel on Oct. 05, 2011, at 2:02 p.m.
ORLANDO, Fla. — Losing your home, or worrying about losing it, is enough to make you sick, says a recent study that offers insight into the toll the foreclosure crisis is taking on homeowners’ health. “Our findings prove yet again that economic well-being and physical well-being are connected,” said Princeton …

iPad helps elderly remember, socialize

By By Walter Pacheco, The Orlando Sentinel on Oct. 04, 2011, at 2:13 p.m.
WINTER GARDEN, Fla. — The newest arrival at Health Central Park nursing home is barely a year old, but it’s already making an impact with the elderly. The west Orange County, Fla., nursing home is using Apple iPad 2 tablets to jump-start residents’ memory, mobility and social skills that have …

For kids with OCD, adding therapy to drugs helps

By Melissa Healy, Los Angeles Times on Sept. 26, 2011, at 9:31 a.m.
WASHINGTON — Children plagued by the repetitive behaviors, irrational fears and intrusive thoughts of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder often get some relief from widely prescribed antidepressants. But when they also get a form of psychotherapy that teaches them different ways to think about and respond to their fears and compulsions, they get …

Two unexpected cleanup solutions for mold

Bangor Daily News on Oct. 13, 2010, at 12:16 a.m.
Mold cleanup is very important if you are concerned about your health or preserving investments such as your home and your water vehicles. Mold grows in dark, moist areas and can cause respiratory problems such as asthma and allergies, according to It slowly destroys your property if you do …

Three common questions, answers about mold

Bangor Daily News on Oct. 13, 2010, at 12:09 a.m.
Dealing with indoor mold is a common problem for many homeowners. If you have never dealt with it before, there is a good chance you will have some questions. Here are a few common questions and answers, according to Is it dangerous? Most homeowners want to know whether mold …

Key areas to check for mold at home

Bangor Daily News on Oct. 12, 2010, at 11:51 p.m.
There are a number of places homeowners should check to determine whether a mold problem exists. It would help to know that there are many types of mold that can grow, and each has its own preferred environment. The most common molds, however, thrive in damp, dark areas. Let it …