Did you know that a salamander can regenerate nearly every part of its body — without any scars? Why can’t humans? A Maine scientist is working hard to uncover the salamander’s secrets. Find out what he’s learned so far.
Heart disease is the leading cause of death around the world. At a research lab on the coast of Maine, scientists have discovered a tiny molecule that shows great promise for damaged hearts.
You should know the difference between cardiac arrest and a heart attack. In this podcast, Dr. Brandei Wingard explains and tells us how to protect our hearts.
A heart healthy recipe for a yummy seven-layer dip. Just in time for Super Bowl Sunday!
What is normal blood pressure? When do you need to take action and what can you do to get it lower? Find answers in Catching Health Q & A.
March 5, 2007. A day Joe Gould will never forget. It started out like any other day. He went to work and at lunchtime headed to the YMCA in Augusta for his daily workout. Here’s what happened: “I started my workout and went about what I normally would do. I go on the elliptical trainer and […]
Guest post by Dr. Cindy Asbjornsen You may not be familiar with the word “thrombosis,” but you’ve probably heard the term “blood clot.” Thrombosis is a blood clot that forms in the artery or vein and can cause the world’s top three cardiovascular killers: heart attack, stroke, and venous thromboembolism (VTE). This October 13th marks the first-ever World […]
It had been a fairly ordinary day for Tammy Conover, who lives in Gorham. She went to work, ate her supper and headed to her church to take care of some children while their mothers attended a book club and their fathers a men’s group. The men were just across the hall. Clint Steele says […]
Justin Faloon’s first heart attack happened June 1,1999, when he was only 29. He was lucky. He could have died, especially because he waited 20 minutes or more before dialing 911.That’s his primary message these days: never ever wait if you think you’re having a heart attack. Call for help immediately. He remembers the day […]
You’ve just found out that your cholesterol is too high, putting you at risk for developing heart disease and having a heart attack. Your doctor said you may need to go on a cholesterol-lowering medication, but suggested you try changing your diet first. You’re totally confused about what to do next. You don’t even know […]