After nearly three decades of being in and out of hospitals, on medications, and unable to work, Suzie Milkowich has a new lease on life. She shares the story of her ride on the roller coaster and how she was finally able to step off.
Left untreated, sleep apnea can have some dangerous consequences. Learn about sleep apnea and how one man’s “wake-up call” led to a diagnosis and successful treatment.
Why is it that when a patient dies, loved ones may never hear from the doctor or other members of the medical team? Even when the patient is under treatment and has a close bond with the team. It happened to this Maine woman and it made her so angry she decided to share her story.
If you want to wear flip flops or stilettos or slippers, fine. But don’t climb any mountains or your feet, especially your heels, will be crying out in pain. Learn what else can lead to heel pain and what to do about it.
Maine has one of the highest percentages of veterans in the nation. Many who are over 65 are living alone or with aging spouses and feel isolated from the community. Vet to Vet Maine matches volunteers who are themselves veterans with veterans who are experiencing loneliness and isolation. It makes a huge difference.
You can’t live too long without learning a life lesson or two. By the time you hit 60 and beyond, it’s likely you’ve learned quite a few. Start off the new year with some words of wisdom from the people I interviewed this past year for my Conversations About Aging podcast.
She may be tough, but at 60, there are some things that Kathy McInnis-Misenor can’t do. She was diagnosed with a debilitating form of arthritis as a child but has still managed to achieve a lot and isn’t about to quit. She now has a highly trained sidekick to help her maintain her independence.
I’ve heard so many people say that as soon as they retire, they plan to travel. Well, recently, I met a woman who’s long past retirement age and she’s not just taking trips, she’s leading them — to the land of her birth. Ireland.
People often don’t realize how devastating it is to lose all your hair during cancer treatments. Debby Porter understands and that’s why she started a program called Hair Matters. Because it does.
Ten years ago, Sally Loughridge, who is a well-known Maine artist, had 33 days of radiation therapy for breast cancer. To get through it, she did what she knows best. After each treatment, she painted.