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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.

Bladder infections: The older you get, the more you need to pay attention

Woman looking at thermometer

  As we get older, unfortunately, we become more susceptible to infections. That’s because, with age, the immune system doesn’t work as well as it used to. It gets even more difficult if you’re also dealing with chronic health conditions such as diabetes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD or emphysema), heart problems or cancer. Infectious diseases account […]

What Brought You Joy This Week?

Screenshot from mylatestart.com

I followed through on something. That’s what brought me joy this week. I’ve mentioned before that I’m an art student at USM. When I started two years ago, I also set up a blog to chronicle my adventures. It’s called mylatestart (which, if you look closely, you’ll see also reads my latest art — unintentional cleverness.) […]