Healthy Eating Tips for the Holiday Season

Healthy Eating Tips for the Holiday Season

So many tempting treats this time of year. Catching Health has some healthy strategies so you can have your cake and eat it too! Read more ...

 

 

Don't Know One Wheelchair From Another and You Need to Buy One For Your Elderly Parent?

Don't Know One Wheelchair From Another and You Need to Buy One For Your Elderly Parent?

Now and again, I write about my mother, who is 88 and lives in a memory care facility. Over the years I've had to help purchase home medical equipment — canes, wheelchairs, walkers — for her and my late father. If you're in a similar situation, but prefer to shop online, you might be interested in a new Maine-based website called 10bestmedical.com. Read more ...

 

Wreaths for Hope

Wreaths for Hope

Finally got a wreath on our front door. It's from Wreaths for Hope and is in the shape of a cancer awareness ribbon.

Reducing the Risk of Flu is Worth a Shot

Reducing the Risk of Flu is Worth a Shot

Guest post by Dr. Jane Ho, pediatrician in Westbrook and clinical adviser to the MaineHealth Childhood Immunizations Program.

As a parent of three teen boys and a local pediatrician, it concerns me that many people fail to get an annual flu vaccine. Over the course of my 20 years in practice, I’ve seen plenty of previously healthy patients succumb to influenza. And I’ve even had to comfort scared parents, wishing they had done more to try to prevent their child’s illness in the first place. Read more about why Dr. Ho strongly advocates flu shots ...

 

Maine Coast Mall 2014 Holiday Festival Schedule

Maine Coast Mall First Ever Holiday Festival December 12 & 13, 2014

Tree Lighting, Bonfire & Concert for a Cause!  Friday, December 12, 2014 5-8pm

Enjoy live music and Christmas carols during the community bonfire! Donations are welcome and will benefit The Ark Animal Shelter.

5pm:  A traditional tree lighting ceremony will kick off the celebration

5:15pm-8pm:  Enjoy a free concert by The Stesha Cano Band around the community bonfire!  Event is FREE to the public, but donations are welcome and 100% will go to The Ark Animal Shelter. 

Santa Clause will be on site and visiting with children from 5-6:30 at the Maine Coast Mall, then he will head over to McDonalds from 6:30-8pm.

Maine Coast Mall Community Group & Non Profit Day - Saturday, December 13, 2014 11-3pm

Financial Literacy Course for Women Continues with Money Matters

The YWCA Mount Desert Island is sponsoring a series of classes on financial literacy for women.  Classes continue with Money Matters on December 20 at 8:30AM at 36 Mt. Desert St., Bar Harbor with Instructor, Anne Gibson from Gibson Financial Solution.  By the end of this class participants will understand how to manage money by preparing a personal spending plan and identifying ways to decrease spending and increase income.  The monthly classes are free and childcare is provided upon request.  To register contact Anna Carr at 288-5008 or email anna@ywcamdi.org.

Anne Gibson is the primary service provider for Gibson Financial Solutions and specializes in financial planning and investment management.

If You Have a Thyroid Nodule, Does it Mean Cancer?

If You Have a Thyroid Nodule, Does it Mean Cancer?

My friend Lee had a scare last year. She thought she might have thyroid cancer. It all began when she had a CT scan for something else and it showed a nodule or lump on her thyroid. Then she had a fine needle aspiration biopsy, which came back suspicious for papillary cancer, the most common type of thyroid cancer.

Read more of Lee's story and also learn about thyroid nodules and the risk of one being cancer ...