Families

2nd annual night of superheroes

2nd annual night of superheroes

Infertility: Where to get your questions answered

Infertility: Where to get your questions answered

After ten years of trying, Anne Belden finally gave birth to a son in the early 1990s. Six years later, she and her husband John adopted a daughter.

Today, there are a lot more treatment options for infertility than Anne had 30 years ago, and success rates for conceiving are much higher. Thanks to the Internet, there is also a wider support network and better opportunities to access the latest information. Something else that is different is more women are waiting longer to start their families, which increases their risk of infertility problems. Read more.

Infertility: Where to get your questions answered

Infertility: Where to get your questions answered

After ten years of trying, Anne Belden finally gave birth to a son in the early 1990s. Six years later, she and her husband John adopted a daughter.

Today, there are a lot more treatment options for infertility than Anne had 30 years ago, and success rates for conceiving are much higher. Thanks to the Internet, there is also a wider support network and better opportunities to access the latest information. Something else that is different is more women are waiting longer to start their families, which increases their risk of infertility problems. Read more.

Brain Injury: From Surviving to Thriving

Brain Injury: From Surviving to Thriving

Hilary Zayed had to reinvent herself after she fell off her horse several years ago and suffered a traumatic brain injury. She used to be an elementary school teacher, but her brain can no longer handle the sensory input — bells ringing, children walking and talking, all the hub bub that normally happens in an elementary school. So, teaching is out for Hilary, along with some other things that were an integral part of her life. "I was a horseback rider, that's out," she says. "The neurologist says one more fall, it will kill me. I was a flute player and now can't stand the sound. Gone.

Brain Injury: From Surviving to Thriving

Brain Injury: From Surviving to Thriving

Hilary Zayed had to reinvent herself after she fell off her horse several years ago and suffered a traumatic brain injury. She used to be an elementary school teacher, but her brain can no longer handle the sensory input — bells ringing, children walking and talking, all the hub bub that normally happens in an elementary school. So, teaching is out for Hilary, along with some other things that were an integral part of her life. "I was a horseback rider, that's out," she says. "The neurologist says one more fall, it will kill me. I was a flute player and now can't stand the sound. Gone.

What is Mesothelioma?

What is Mesothelioma?

No doubt you've seen commercials about mesothelioma and know that it is usually caused by exposure to asbestos and that there a lots of law firms in the country eager to represent victims. Have you ever met someone with mesothelioma? I haven't, but I was recently contacted by Cameron Von St. James, whose wife Heather was diagnosed with it seven years ago. He wanted to know if I would be interested in sharing their story on my Catching Health blog. At my request, he sent me additional information. When I started reading it, I quickly realized that they both write for a mesothelioma web site sponsored by a law firm, which raised a red flag for me. I told him so and decided that I needed to think carefully about how to proceed. My conclusion was Heather Von St.

Let's Go Explore!

Let's Go Explore!

Join Ferry Beach Ecology School in Saco for a family hike to celebrate spring and April vacation!

This family friendly trek will begin at 3:00 rain or shine on Monday, April 15th. Ferry Beach Ecology School educators will offer beach and forest exploration featuring hands-on activities as participants stroll on the sand and among the trees.

This hike is geared for all ability levels and encourages the whole family to come along.

All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Suggested donation - $5 per peron.

The hike will begin promptly at  3:00 from the Quillen Building, located at 21 Ferry Park Avenue off Route 9 in Saco.

Please contact Maureen at 207-283-9951 or maureen@fbes.org for more information.

This event is part of the national Let's G.O. (Get Outside) campaign and is made possible by donations from P & C Insurance in Saco and the Saco Valley Credit Union.