Overwhelmed? Add a Time Out to Your Schedule

Overwhelmed? Add a Time Out to Your Schedule

You're overwhelmed and I'm suggesting that you add one more thing to the list? Why?! Because if you don't schedule a time out, my guess it that you will never take one. And your health — physical and mental — is likely to suffer. Read more ...

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The Doctor Will See You Now — On Your Smart Phone

The Doctor Will See You Now — On Your Smart Phone

Maine Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield members  can now use their smart phone, tablet or computer for a live video conversation with a doctor about non-emergency health issues. The service is called LiveHealth Online. Read more ...

Freeport road closed after report of man threatening suicide


FREEPORT, Maine

(NEWS CENTER) -- Freeport police shut down a section of South Freeport Road for two hours Monday after receiving a report that a man was threatening suicide with a gun.

Lt. Sue Nourse told the Portland Press Herald that the father of Bryan Kennedy, 40, of Falmouth called authorities around 10:30 a.m. Monday and said that his son was threatening suicide with a firearm. He said that his son might be headed his ex-wife's wife home on South Freeport Road. Kennedy arrived at the home around 3 p.m. and went inside. Police set up a perimeter around the ex-wife's home and notified neighbors. They also shut down South Freeport Road.

Police tried to contact Kennedy and his ex-wife, who was inside her home, but were unsuccessful. Around 7 p.m., Kennedy and his ex-wife left the home. Police took Kennedy into protective custody.

Where You Can Pick Apples in Maine

Where You Can Pick Apples in Maine

Some people consider apples a superfood, so one a day just might help you stay healthy. There are thousands of varieties to choose from, many of them right here in Maine. I’ve put together a list of some Maine orchards that let you pick your own apples — a great way to spend a late summer/early fall afternoon. See the list ...

 

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Health Events in Maine August 31 to September 13

Health Events in Maine August 31 to September 13

From a documentary about opiate addiction to community acupuncture for people undergoing cancer treatments to a walk to raise money and awareness about brain aneurysms — see what's happening in Maine on the Catching Health Calendar and find out how to submit your own health and wellness event. Read more ...

My Mother's Bookcase

My Mother's Bookcase

From my blog MyLateStart, which chronicles my adventures as a fine arts student at the University of Southern Maine.

My mother, who is 88, has Alzheimer’s disease. What does that have to do with getting an art degree, you might ask. Well … in my Drawing 2 class at USM this spring, we had an assignment that had my mother’s lost memories written all over it. Read more ...

Catching Health on the Morning Report

Catching Health on the Morning Report

Did you know that Catching Health with Diane Atwood is on the Morning Report every other Tuesday? That's right!

This week I was Jackie Ward's guest and got to share some fun and easy ways to help support two great organizations in Maine. Watch the video...