Don't Ever Shovel Like My Husband Does

Don't Ever Shovel Like My Husband Does

Shoveling pounds and pounds of snow can take its toll on your heart and your back. Diane Atwood has some helpful tips in this Catching Health blog post, including why you shouldn't shovel like her husband does. Read more ...

Your Way of Dealing with Trauma May Not Be Mine

Your Way of Dealing with Trauma May Not Be Mine

Trauma related to military service or a terrible event may be a major cause of post-traumatic stress, but it can also happen after a seemingly minor event. Learn more from a post-traumatic stress expert in this post from Catching Health with Diane Atwood.

Maine Hair Stylists, Barbers and Massage Therapists Recruited to Help Spot Skin Cancer

“Skinny on Skin”

March 23, 2015, 12:00-2:00pm,Southern Maine Health Care, Biddeford Medical Center, One Medical Center Drive, Biddeford, ME, Conference Rooms A and C

Keynote speaker: Amylynne Frankel, MD, SMHC Dermatology, Kennebunk, ME

As with most forms of cancer, the earlier that signs of melanoma are discovered, the better a patient’s odds of survival.

Those signs, which come in the form of abnormal moles or lesions, can be difficult to find when they’re on the back of a person’s head or covered by hair.

If you catch a melanoma at its earliest state, you have a much greater cure rate. Very often, by the time these head and scalp and neck lesions are found, they’re at a later stage.

No, Diane. You're Not a Slacker

No, Diane. You're Not a Slacker

Art is such a healthy pursuit! My last post on the mylatestart blog was the end of August. Since then, I completed a course in 3D design. It really stretched the limits for me, which is a good thing. See some of the projects I worked on ...

What's the Fuss About Measles?

What's the Fuss About Measles?

In 2000, the CDC declared that measles in the United States had essentially been wiped out. Since then, vaccination rates are down, and measles is on the rise. Why the shift? Diane Atwood takes a look at some of the issues. You can read about them on her Catching Health blog.

Shine a Light on Autism for April, Autism Awareness Month

April 2nd is World Autism Awareness Day and to celebrate, thousands of people are coming together to shine a light on autism. Join Autism Speaks Light It Up Blue initiative to show your support this April

What You Need to Know About Hypothermia

What You Need to Know About Hypothermia

When the core body temperature is below 95 °F hypothermia can develop. It happens if the body loses heat faster than it can be produced. In her Catching Health blog, Diane Atwood explains why some people are at risk even if they don't go outside. Read more...