Health Events in Maine November 3 to November 10. Eat Well. Live Well. Understand and Reduce the Effects of Trauma.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 3

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1. GET LOTS OF GREAT IDEAS ON HOW TO LIVE A HEALTHY LIFE

HEALTH & WELLNESS EXPO

Marriott at Sable Oaks
200 Sable Oaks Drive
South Portland

Sunday, November 3
11:00 am to 4:00 pm

Free screenings, demonstrations, fitness tips and healthy food!

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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 6

Courtesy Meg Wolff

Courtesy Meg Wolff

2. LEARN HOW TO MAKE SIMPLE GRAIN, BEAN AND VEGETABLE DISHES

PLANT-BASED EATING THE MACROBIOTIC WAY

Presented by Meg Wolff & Holly Benoit

Cancer Community Center
778 Main Street
South Portland

Wednesday, November 6
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Meg & Holly are both breast cancer survivors who have benefited from a plant-based way of eating.

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Browse the Catching Health Calendar for more Cancer Community Center events.

Alicia Greenwald, nurse practitioner

Alicia Greenwald, Nurse Practitioner

3. GET THE FACTS ABOUT PREVENTING AND MANAGING DIABETES

PRE-DIABETES & DIABETES: HOW TO AVOID COMPLICATIONS

Presented by Alicia Greenwald, a Nurse Practitioner certified in Advanced Diabetes Management.

Basics Fitness Center
380 Western Avenue
South Portland

Wednesday, November 6
5:45 pm to 7:00 pm

Learn how to prevent diabetes and also, how to reduce the complications associated with diabetes.

 

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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7

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4. DISCOVER THE CHALLENGES FACED BY VETERANS AND THEIR FAMILIES IN MAINE

THEATER OF WAR
Sponsored by Lunder-dineen Health Education Alliance of Maine

John Ford Theater
Portland High School
284 Cumberland Avenue
Portland

Thursday, November 7
4:30 pm to 6:45 pm

Theater of War is an innovative public health project that presents readings of ancient Greek plays as a catalyst for town hall discussions about the challenges faced by service members, veterans, and their caregivers and families today.

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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8

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5. LEARN HOW TO REDUCE TRAUMATIC STRESS USING AN APPROACH CALLED TIR

TRAUMA RESOLUTION WORKSHOP
presented by Cynthia Scott, reFRESH Training Center

Mayo Regional Hospital
Resource Center
Sebec Room Dwelley Street
Dover-Foxcroft

Friday, November 8, 2013 @ 9:00 am  through Monday, November 11, 2013 @ 5:00 pm

TIR (Traumatic Incident Reduction) is a rapid (compared to traditional therapy) method of effectively reducing traumatic stress from emotionally and/or physically painful events in the past in a completely safe environment, free of distractions, judgments, or interpretations. This Workshop is appropriate for all levels of practicing social workers, psychologists, therapists, counselors, clergy, first responders, critical incident stress debriefers and those people who possess a sincere interest in helping others.

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SEE MORE UPCOMING HEALTH EVENTS ON THE CATCHING HEALTH CALENDAR AND BE SURE TO SUBMIT YOUR OWN EVENTS.

Diane Atwood

About Diane Atwood

For more than 20 years, Diane Atwood was the health reporter on News Center 6. She's now a regular guest on the Morning Report. Before she became a health reporter, Diane was a radiation therapist/dosimetrist at Maine Medical Center. In 2000, she left the world of reporting to manage marketing and public relations for Mercy Hospital. In 2011, she decided to pursue a longtime dream of being a freelance writer and launched her award-winning blog Catching Health with Diane Atwood.