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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.

GREAND OPENING FALMOUTH HERITAGE MUSEUM - SATURDAY, JUNE 22

GREAND OPENING FALMOUTH HERITAGE MUSEUM - SATURDAY, JUNE 22

If You Find a Thyroid Nodule Does it Mean You Have Cancer?

If You Find a Thyroid Nodule Does it Mean You Have Cancer?

My friend Lee had a scare recently. She thought she might have thyroid cancer. It all began when she had a CT scan for something else and it showed a nodule or lump on her thyroid. She had a fine needle aspiration biopsy, which came back suspicious for papillary cancer, the most common type of thyroid cancer. Read more ...