Catching Health is a health and wellness blog about any and all things related to health and wellness —mind, body, and spirit. If we can catch an illness, certainly we can also “catch health” by being inspired or motivated by other people’s experiences and expertise.
As for my experience and expertise—for more than 20 years I was the health reporter for WCSH-TV, Maine’s most watched television station.
I began my career in health care as a radiation therapist and dosimetrist at Southern Maine Radiation Therapy Institute in Portland, Maine after graduating from Maine Medical Center’s School of Radiologic Technology.
In 1977, I received a Bachelor of Arts degree from St. Joseph’s College in Windham, Maine. It was there that I rediscovered a love of writing and decided to explore a different career path. Two years later I was hired as a reporter for WMTW-TV in Poland Spring, Maine and in 1980 made the move to WCSH-TV, where I became the station’s health reporter.
In 2002, I left television to become Manager of Marketing and Public Relations for Mercy Health System of Maine.
After nearly nine years in that position, I decided to take my decades’ worth of skills and experience in the health care and communications fields and embark on a new career as a freelance medical writer. Dates and details are included in my resume.
In 2011 Catching Health won a Golden Arrow Award from the Maine Public Relations Council.
I am delighted that Bangor Daily News now carries Catching Health. I am also a community blogger for WCSH6, and write a blog called Diane and Beverly about my mother, who has Alzheimer’s disease. And, I write a blog for Advantage Home Care, a non-medical home care provider in Portland.
Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you’d like some help with your writing or blogging project.
Diane Atwood|Health and Wellness Writer and Blogger
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