When should you be concerned about memory loss?

When should you be concerned about memory loss?

You can’t remember someone’s name. You misplaced your keys. You forgot to pay a bill. You took a wrong turn on a familiar road. Should you be worried that you’ve got Alzheimer’s disease or some other cause of dementia? Read more ...

Mackworth Island Bridge weight restriction

Mackworth Island Bridge weight restriction

FALMOUTH, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- The Mackworth Island Bridge over Casco Bay in Falmouth will have a posted weight limit of 10 tons beginning on Thursday, August 31st.

Access to the Mackworth Island trails public parking lot for light-vehicle traffic is not affected by the 10 ton weight restriction.  However, as a reminder, no parking allowed on the causeway or the Mackworth Island Bridge. 

Vehicles parked on the causeway or the bridge will be towed at the owner’s expense.

 

Heart Palpitations. What Are They? Ask Dr. T.

Heart Palpitations. What Are They? Ask Dr. T.

Palpitations are feelings that your heart is skipping a beat, fluttering or beating too hard or too fast. You may have these feelings in your chest, throat or neck. They can occur during activity or even when you're sitting still or lying down. Read more ...

Why You Shouldn't Use Hydrogen Peroxide on a Cut

Why You Shouldn't Use Hydrogen Peroxide on a Cut

If one of the first things you do when you cut yourself is flood the wound with hydrogen peroxide, STOP! Read more ...

Fire damages house in Freeport


FREEPORT, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- A fire damaged a home on Balsalm Lane in Freeport Friday afternoon.

A housekeeper called the Fire Department to report smoke in the basement of the home around 1:30 in the afternoon. Firefighters were able to contain the fire to the basement.

Topsham, Lisbon, Brunswick and Bath fire departments were called in to help put out the fire.

One firefighter from Freeport was treated for heat exhaustion, and no other injuries were reported.


If it's the worst headache of your life and it's sudden, it may be a brain aneurysm

If it's the worst headache of your life and it's sudden, it may be a brain aneurysm

Amy Paquette was doing an exercise video with a friend when all of a sudden she had blurred vision and a headache — a bad, bad headache. After a night of agony, she went to the emergency room. "They said I had vertigo and sent me home," she says. "I called my own doctor, who sent me to a neurologist. I had a CT scan that came back normal, but the headache wouldn't go away."

After two weeks of daily headaches she called her doctor again, told him she'd been researching her symptoms and thought she had an aneurysm. Read more ...