Yesterday on the Morning Report with Jackie Ward, I shared some fun and easy ways to help support two great organizations in Maine. Have you signed up for the Catching Health Newsletter yet? Do it right now!
As far back as she can remember, Sarah Swanson liked to hang out at her mother’s jewelry store — G. Irwin Co. in Kittery. It’s closed now. Sarah’s mother Ann Pardoe died at the age of 62 on March 3, 2013, 11 months after she was diagnosed with Stage 4 pancreatic cancer. Eleven months is the average […]
You finally made it through menopause. The problem is along with no more periods you also seem to have no more desire for sex. Take heart. You’re not alone. Blame it on hormones Here’s a simplified medical explanation of why your libido may have hit a low point. In women, the sexual response is due […]
No matter what you’re doing outside this summer, when the day is gloriously hot and sunny, it’s important to stay hydrated. The best beverage for the job is water — before, during and after physical activity. Water may be the optimum choice, but it’s not always people’s first choice. Kids in particular often prefer brightly colored, flavored […]
You can’t remember someone’s name. You misplaced your keys. You forgot to pay a bill. You took a wrong turn on a familiar road. Should you be worried that you’ve got Alzheimer’s disease or some other cause of dementia? As we age, it’s normal to experience some degree of memory loss. Normal forgetfulness does not […]
Palpitations are feelings that your heart is skipping a beat, fluttering or beating too hard or too fast. You may have these feelings in your chest, throat or neck. They can occur during activity or even when you’re sitting still or lying down. What causes palpitations? Many things can trigger palpitations, including: Strong emotions Vigorous […]
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 […]