Health

 
SEE YOU LIGHTER

Why you didn’t lose weight in 2016

on Nov. 29, 2016, at 9:57 a.m.
CATCHING HEALTH

What is palliative care? A conversation with a doctor who has made it her life’s work

on Nov. 29, 2016, at 9:24 a.m.
Why palliative care is so important, not only for a seriously ill patient but for the entire family. A conversation with palliative care specialist Dr. Diane Meier.
An aedes aegypti mosquito is pictured on a leaf in San Jose, Costa Rica, Feb. 1, 2016.

Zika surfaces in Texas, likely to be first local transmission

By Lena H. Sun, Washington Post on Nov. 29, 2016, at 7:56 a.m.
Laboratory testing confirmed that the 43-year-old patient, who is not pregnant, had been infected.
SLOWER TRAFFIC

Some End-of-the-Month Observations on the Bus

on Nov. 28, 2016, at 3:33 p.m.
SEE YOU LIGHTER

Put away the cell phone when you eat to weigh less

on Nov. 28, 2016, at 8:12 a.m.
INSPIRE HEALTHY LIVING

These are a few of our favorite things…

on Nov. 28, 2016, at 7:31 a.m.
CATCHING HEALTH

Some tips on keeping your brain (and memory) in top shape

on Nov. 28, 2016, at 6 a.m.
Getting old and possibly losing your memories is a frightening thought. I’m encouraged by research that shows our brains may be more resilient than we think.
PUBLIC HEALTH: THE ART AND SCIENCE OF LIVING WELL IN MAINE

Sink your teeth into this: oral health is part of overall health

on Nov. 28, 2016, at 5:32 a.m.
Enjoy self-care. Stretch fascia, stimulate bone & build core the relaxing way.

Mini Holiday Session start this week at Belfast Yoga Studio

By Susan Guthrie on Nov. 27, 2016, at 10:42 p.m.
POLL QUESTION
Treats Falls House resident Nye Ivers (center) laughs as a helper straightens her hardhat during the groundbreaking for a nearly $5 million renovation and expansion at the facility on Nov. 16 in Orono.

Orono facility for disabled renovating, expanding services

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Nov. 27, 2016, at 7:19 a.m.
Treats Falls House, a 17-bed intermediate care facility for people with intellectual, medical and/or behavioral needs tucked between the Penobscot River and Park Street, is getting a facelift and more space thanks to a federal loan.

Alzheimer’s and Dementia Coaching

By Ken Gross on Nov. 26, 2016, at 4:35 p.m.

Power is no problem for vegan athletes

By Kristen Hartke, Washington Post on Nov. 26, 2016, at 2:26 p.m.
“The biggest and strongest animals on the planet — elephants, gorillas, rhinos — are herbivores.”

New HIV vaccine trial, the first in years, to begin

By Ryan Lenora Brown and Lenny Bernstein, Washington Post on Nov. 26, 2016, at 12:17 p.m.
“If this study shows efficacy … this would be a tectonic, historic event for HIV.”
SEE YOU LIGHTER

Winter diet tips, when to scrimp and when to splurge on calories

on Nov. 26, 2016, at 5:11 a.m.

Biddeford, Saco seek applicants for opiate initiative coordinator

By Alan Bennett, Journal Tribune on Nov. 25, 2016, at 5:14 p.m.
The Saco Biddeford Opiate Outreach Initiative is an effort to help addicts into community-based treatment, medically assisted treatment, recovery and support services.

Mood Foods

By Ken Gross on Nov. 25, 2016, at 2:50 p.m.

Brain Injury Voices

By Ken Gross on Nov. 25, 2016, at 2:29 p.m.

Midcoast Stroke Support Group

By Ken Gross on Nov. 25, 2016, at 2:02 p.m.

NAMI Bangor Open House & Speakers’ Night

By Jon Ferreira on Nov. 25, 2016, at 1:54 p.m.

Depression does not have to be part of the ‘normal’ aging process

By Julia Bayly on Nov. 25, 2016, at 1:04 p.m.
Depression is a real and often misdiagnosed condition among Maine’s aging population, according to those who work with the state’s elderly population.