The monster Vanessa fights every day lives inside her brain. It tells her that she’s hungry — starving even — whether she just ate a snack or a three-course meal. She recently posted a selfie on Facebook with this caption: The Road to Success is Always under Construction Click To Tweet “I don’t really give in […]
Guest post by retired dermatologist J. Michael Taylor, MD, MPH According to a recent survey by the Skin Cancer Foundation, men over age 50 are twice as likely as women to die from malignant melanoma. This difference increases with age. Men are also much more likely to develop the more common, but less threatening, basal […]
For what seemed like an eternity, but was barely a minute, Shannon Grady’s third graders at Small School in South Portland had to pair up and stare at each other. There was a little a lot of fidgeting and giggling and glancing around. More to staring than rudeness Kelly Corbin, the adult in the pink […]
Now that the sun is out, so is my hammock. Fortunately, my boss (me) thinks napping is ok — healthy even. A 20-minute power nap swinging under a blue sky between the birch trees. Doesn’t that sound heavenly? Check out this infographic from Patio Productions to see what kind of nap might fit into your day. […]
For nearly 30 years — ever since she was about 10 years old — Michelle Spencer endured headaches. Migraines said doctors. When she was pregnant with her second child, she passed out cold on a visit to Santa’s Village with her husband and toddler daughter. It can happen during pregnancy she was told. About four […]
Guest post by Jenny Babino, RD, LD, courtesy Maine Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Nuts and peanuts, the new health food? In a large, international study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, researchers from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the Harvard School of Public Health, found that eating nuts […]
I recently wrote a blog post encouraging you to ask your doctor how much tests and procedures will cost. Sharon Rose Vaznis and I continued the conversation on the Morning Report with a look at the often confusing price structure. Retail price versus negotiated price. What’s that all about? Watch the video.
Last year, my family had some unexpected medical expenses. The bills began to add up after I had my annual mammogram. Because there were some suspicious looking calcifications, I was called back for additional views. Next, I had a stereotactic biopsy, which was positive for DCIS (ductal carcinoma in situ or stage zero breast cancer). […]