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What is a Cancer Survivor?

What is a Cancer Survivor?

Definition of a cancer survivor

What is a cancer survivor? When do you become a survivor? Do you have to wait that magic five years before you can call yourself a survivor? Does it mean you are cured? Read more ...

Small Changes with Big Results

Small Changes with Big Results

In June, I was the featured New England blogger for Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare's Count Us In campaign. One of the assignments was to ask our followers for health and wellness tips. It's called crowd sourcing.

I asked Catching Health Facebook followers to share one change they had made in their lives that made them feel healthier or happier. I got lots of great responses!

One example:

Michele: "I started running. It makes me feel healthier and has turned out to be a great stress reliever. Every run, whether three miles or 13 miles, is a struggle for me, especially since I have asthma and allergies. I feel a sense of accomplishment after every run. My next half marathon is June 23rd. I've been doing it for three years and I'm super slow, but I'm doing it. Maybe someday I’ll do a full marathon."

Weight Loss: The non-diet approach

Weight Loss: The non-diet approach

I first met Joyce White in the late 90s, when I interviewed her about her new business Weighty Issues. She’s a licensed professional counselor who helps people struggling with issues related to … weight.

In addition to her private practice, for many years Joyce  ran the Weighty Matters Support Group at Martin’s Point Health Care and also taught classes throughout the greater Portland community.