Preventing Falls: What Fran Learned About Lowering Her Risk of Falling

Preventing Falls: What Fran Learned About Lowering Her Risk of Falling

Fran Paris, who is 79, has a balance problem and tries to keep herself steady so that she doesn’t fall. When she noticed that Woodford’s Congregational Church was offering a Fall Risk Screening Event to help people learn more about their risks, she hightailed it over there. Read what Fran learned about her risks ...

 

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Health Events in Maine September 27 to October 1

Health Events in Maine September 27 to October 1

Is every night a bedtime battle with your child? Check out the Catching Health calendar to find out about an upcoming event at the MaineHealth Learning Resource Center with infant and child sleep consultant Jessica Begley. Discover other health events in Maine and/or submit your own event — visit the Catching Health with Diane Atwood blog.

L.L. Bean stitches up some boots for the 'captain'


FREEPORT, Maine

(AP) -- New York Yankees retiring captain Derek Jeter is getting a gift from L.L. Bean and the Boston Red Sox.

L.L. Bean has produced a special pair of boots for the "captain" sporting a Yankees logo and colors. They're even lined with pinstripes. An L.L. Bean spokeswoman says the tongue of the boot has the years in which he and the Yankees won the World Series.

Like all Bean boots, they were hand-stitched in Brunswick, Mane.

The boots are expected to be presented by the Red Sox organization to Jeter this weekend when the Yankees close out their season at Fenway Park.


Northern Maine is Awash in Color with Peak Fall Foliage

A beautiful tapestry of colors blankets northern Maine where forest rangers report that the fall foliage season will reach peak conditions this weekend.

“With below average day time temperatures and very chilly nights over the past several days, northern Maine has seen the progression of color rapidly spreading throughout the forest canopies and hillsides in zones 6 and 7. The time is right for the spectacular viewing of why we love Maine in the fall,” noted Gale Ross, Fall Foliage spokesperson.

Get out your camera and head north to chronicle the change in seasons and then share your photos or sign up for e-mail reports detailing where to see the best fall foliage at http://www.mainefoliage.com/ .

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What you need to know about well water testing


YARMOUTH, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- The Maine Center for Disease Control is urging Mainers to get their well water tested for a host of naturally occurring compounds that can cause health problems over time if left untreated. Arsenic, uranium, fluoride, radon and bacteria are just some of the substances commonly found in well water in Maine.

"The majority of issues that make the phone ring are for taste, smell and visible characteristics that are not harmful to our customers," said Kevin Kaserman, a division manager for Mr. H2O/Dunbar Water. "You can have arsenic, uranium, radon and bacteria - all things that can absolutely cause harm, but there is no indicator to the homeowner."

The problem is, if it's clear and looks fine, people often assume it is safe.

Never too old to get mono

Never too old to get mono

Not too long ago a friend of mine was diagnosed with mononucleosis (mono). When I hear that someone has mono, I think teenager. My friend may be so in spirit, but in reality she is a grandmother. Read more ...

Health Events in Maine Sept 20 to Sept 27

Health Events in Maine Sept 20 to Sept 27

Find out about health events in Maine or submit your own event to the Catching Health Calendar. Read more ...