All posts by Diane Atwood

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.

Connect with Your Inner Child — on the Catching Health Calendar

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SATURDAY OCTOBER 18 Standish-Buxton CROP Hunger Walk The Buxton-Standish Clergy Association is holding our second annual Crop Hunger Walk in Standish. CROP Hunger Walks are community-wide events sponsored by Church World Service. Last year, our small group raised almost $5,000! Please join us! Memory Lane Music Hall Blake Road Standish, Maine 9:00 am For info […]

Ebola: Maine Medical Center Separates Fact From Fiction

MMC Daily Briefing

In an effort to help staff separate fact from fiction, this afternoon Maine Medical Center’s Communications and Marketing department sent out its first MMC Daily Briefing on Ebola and Infection Prevention. “[We wanted staff to] know what we’re doing as an organization to prepare for the possibility of Ebola in Maine,” explained Matthew Paul, Director of […]

World Thrombosis Day

Source: Vein Healthcare Center

Guest post by Dr. Cindy Asbjornsen You may not be familiar with the word “thrombosis,” but you’ve probably heard the term “blood clot.” Thrombosis is a blood clot that forms in the artery or vein and can cause the world’s top three cardiovascular killers: heart attack, stroke, and venous thromboembolism (VTE). This October 13th marks the first-ever World […]

Do You Ever Worry About Contaminants in Your Drinking Water?

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Prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications, personal care products, flame retardants, detergents and new types of herbicides and pesticides. What do these items have in common? They’re all emerging contaminants that have detected at trace levels in drinking water. The contaminants on the list have been around for as long as we’ve been using them, but we’ve only recently […]