Guest post by retired dermatologist J. Michael Taylor, MD, MPH According to a recent survey by the Skin Cancer Foundation, men over age 50 are twice as likely as women to die from malignant melanoma. This difference increases with age. Men are also much more likely to develop the more common, but less threatening, basal […]
For what seemed like an eternity, but was barely a minute, Shannon Grady’s third graders at Small School in South Portland had to pair up and stare at each other. There was a little a lot of fidgeting and giggling and glancing around. More to staring than rudeness Kelly Corbin, the adult in the pink […]
Now that the sun is out, so is my hammock. Fortunately, my boss (me) thinks napping is ok — healthy even. A 20-minute power nap swinging under a blue sky between the birch trees. Doesn’t that sound heavenly? Check out this infographic from Patio Productions to see what kind of nap might fit into your day. […]
I recently wrote a blog post encouraging you to ask your doctor how much tests and procedures will cost. Sharon Rose Vaznis and I continued the conversation on the Morning Report with a look at the often confusing price structure. Retail price versus negotiated price. What’s that all about? Watch the video.
Last year, my family had some unexpected medical expenses. The bills began to add up after I had my annual mammogram. Because there were some suspicious looking calcifications, I was called back for additional views. Next, I had a stereotactic biopsy, which was positive for DCIS (ductal carcinoma in situ or stage zero breast cancer). […]
Guest post by Sue Murphy, BS, Adult Program Senior Program Director, Spurwink Films by, for and about people with developmental and intellectual disabilities — including autism — increase knowledge and understanding. Although the Autism Society of America declared the first National Autism Awareness Month in April of 1970, the need for information on a local and regional […]