How telemedicine helps some elderly people stay home longer

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Rita, who is 79 years old, has congestive heart failure, a chronic health condition that lands many people in the hospital or nursing home. Telemedicine has allowed her to closely monitor important vital signs and stay in her own home. According to the CDC, approximately 5.1 million people in the United States have congestive heart failure. Close […]

Should your child be screened for high cholesterol?


The National Heart Lung and Blood Institute and the American Academy of Pediatrics have recommended routine cholesterol screening of children between the ages of 9 and 11 and again between 17 and 21 since 2011.They issued the recommendation and additional guidelines after reviewing more than 1,000 published documents on heart disease and how it relates to children […]

A Straightforward, No Nonsense Guide to Ultimate Health

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Guest post by Lauren Breau, L.Ac, acupuncturist at Wildwood Community Acupuncture  So, an acupuncturist walks into a bar … Actually, just kidding. This acupuncturist isn’t walking into any bar, seeing as I’m on my 3rd day of Zithromax for a nasty cold that turned into a sinus infection and sent me running into the arms of biomedicine.  […]

Catching Health on the WCSH6 Morning Report

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In case you missed it … last week on the WCSH6 Morning Report Sharon and I discussed John Nappi and his personal message about the importance of colororectal cancer screening. We also talked about the distinction between a screening and a diagnostic colonoscopy and how it might affect insurance coverage. And, I announced that I’m going to try following a Mediterranean diet and will […]

Health Events in Maine March 29 to April 14


Saturday March 29 Portland Premier Screening of the HBO film “Toxic Hot Seat” Space Gallery 538 Congress Street Portland, Maine Saturday March 29 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm “Toxic Hot Seat” follows a courageous group of firefighters and mothers, journalists and scientists, politicians and activists, as they fight to expose a shadowy campaign that left […]