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.

Health Events in Maine September 13 to September 22

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 13 KAT-Walk & Karo-5K for Brain Aneurysm Awareness Back Cove Baxter Boulevard & Preble Street Extension Portland, Maine 11:00 am to 3:00 pm This annual event benefits the Brain Aneurysm Foundation in its efforts to support early detection, education, fund research and create awareness about brain aneurysms. For more information … Soup Making […]

I Don’t Know What to Say to Mom

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Dementia changes how people experience and interact with the world around them. The way a person with dementia uses words often leaves family members and caregivers unsure how to respond. After years of being able to communicate interactively, and exchange information clearly, as dementia progresses this flow suddenly shifts. Initially, it may be an occasional […]

Health Events in Maine September 7 to September 13

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SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 7 FARE Food Allergy Walk Payson Park Baxter Boulevard Portland, Maine Registration/check-in 1:00 to 2:00. The Fare Walk is a family-friendly event that takes place in communities nationwide to raise funds for food allergy research, education, advocacy and awareness. For more information … TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 9 Community Acupuncture with Kath Bartlett Cancer Community […]

The Doctor Will See You Now – On Your Smart Phone

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Telemedicine — using electronic communications to exchange medical information — is not a new idea. Just a few months ago, I wrote about a home care agency in Maine that uses telemedicine to help elderly clients stay home longer. According to the American Telemedicine Association, the use of telemedicine started more than forty years ago with hospitals trying to […]