Imagine suddenly become allergic to all sorts of things — smells, soap, dust — everything. That’s what happened to 30-year-old Crystal Goodwin. A little over three years ago she started having severe allergic reactions about every two to three weeks. I shared her story on the Morning Report.
I was invited by MaineHealth to “watch” a Twitter chat recently. It was organized by the MaineHealth Learning Resource Center and was its first ever. For those of you who don’t know, a Twitter chat is a live conversation on Twitter centered around a specific topic. In this case, since it’s American Heart month, the […]
My husband is no spring chicken. Come to think of it, neither am I. And yet, you’ll find us both outside after every single snow storm shoveling and snow blowing. “Remember to use your knees when you shovel,” he calls to me. “Remember not to stick your hand into the snow blower chute,” I call […]
If you’ve ever been in an accident, you probably felt shocked, shaky, afraid, angry and/or guilty. Common stress reactions to most traumatic situations. Everybody has a post-traumatic stress story, says Dr. John Langevin. A Ph.D psychologist, he’s the assistant dean for student support services and director of counseling at the University of New England. He’s […]
The last major outbreak of measles in the United States was 1989 – 1991. Dr. Dora Anne Mills, former head of the Maine CDC, remembers it well. During the outbreak, Dr. Mills was a practicing pediatrician in California. She treated children with measles and she saw some of them die — children who had weakened […]
Shivering is one of those amazing things our bodies do to keep us operating at top speed. It’s as if we had an internal thermostat. Too hot, we sweat in order to cool off. Too cold, we shiver to stay warm. But did you know that as we age the thermostat doesn’t always work the […]
Guest post by Chelsea Ginn, FNP-BC Cervical cancer is caused by a virus known as the human papillomavirus (HPV). Not only is it one of the few types of cancer for which the cause is known, but it’s also one of only two types of cancer that can be prevented with a vaccine. That’s good news […]
Guest post by Patsy Catsos, MS, RDN, LD, courtesy of the Maine Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics. Most people experience uncomfortable, but transient digestive symptoms at some point or another, and while it might not be something we want to chat about with others, it’s a good idea to remind ourselves of what we can do […]
The trouble with blue light is that it can interfere big time with our sleep. If you’re in the dark about blue light, watch this video of Sharon and I talking about the issue on the Morning Report.
Think Spring! Click To Tweet In the midst of winter — during a week in which three snow storms, one a possible blizzard, are predicted — do you long for spring? As I write this, it’s a cold, but beautiful day. The sun is shining and the sky is mostly blue with wispy strands of clouds. […]