All posts by Diane Atwood

Diane Atwood

About Diane Atwood

For many years Diane Atwood was the health reporter on WCSH6. She's now a regular guest on the WCSH6 Morning Report. She is also a freelance health and wellness writer and blogger AND is pursuing a fine arts degree at the University of Southern Maine. Diane never plans to retire. She's too busy enjoying what she does.

Stepfamilies and Caregiving: How to meet the challenges together

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Many people find love later in life. Studies have shown that married people experience health benefits and that being isolated or feeling lonely compromises health. Companionship can be a true blessing. For those who find a partner later in life, this also creates new relationships between their grown children. There are endless possibilities regarding how […]

Health Events in Maine July 23 to July 25

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WEDNESDAY JULY 23 Medicinal Herb Garden Walk Avena Botanicals 210 Mill Street Rockport, Maine 3:30 to 4:30 Join Deb Soule for a walk through Avena’s gardens and learn about medicinal plants!  For more information … Invisible Threat Rines Auditorium/Portland Public Library 5 Monument Way Portland, Maine 5:00 pm – 7:15 pm Award-winning student made film […]

Just retired. Too young for Medicare. Needs health insurance. What to do?

Terrilynn Barden Dubreuil

My friend Terrilynn Barden Dubreuil recently retired as Chair of the Fine Arts Department at McAuley High School. It was a full-time job with benefits, including health insurance. She’s not old enough for Medicare and is in the market for a policy that will fill the gap until she reaches the magic age. I know — she […]

Choose Love, Not Fear: Joe Semmes’ Top Ten List for Seriously Ill Cancer Patients

Joe Semmes

In 1996, Dr. B. Joseph Semmes, who goes by the name Joe, learned that he had a type of cancer of the pancreas called pNET or pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors. Not only is it rare — seen in approximately one percent of pancreatic cancers and three in one million of all cancers diagnosed — it’s also less aggressive […]