Atwood is keynote speaker at Oct. 4 Aging Well Living Well Expo

LEWISTON – The 12th annual Aging Well Living Well Expo kicks off on Friday, Oct. 4, with a breakfast keynote address by Diane Atwood, former…

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Maine woman discusses her near death experience following pneumonia

By Diane Atwood, Catching Health, Health Reporter Dana Scammon nearly died last year. She’s still dealing with the aftermath of what happened. I know her…

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CATCHING HEALTH by Diane Atwood: PSA screenings debatable

By Diane Atwood In 2012, the US Preventive Services Task Force recommended against routine PSA screening in men. Fast forward to 2018 and there is…

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CATCHING HEALTH by Diane Atwood: The meaning of HOPE

By Diane Atwood Jack Sullivan knew what it meant to be depressed. He had experienced seasonal affective disorder before but always felt better fairly quickly….

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CATCHING HEALTH by Diane Atwood: A way to keep seniors in homes

By Diane Atwood BATH — Peesh McClanahan and her husband Paul, both in their 70s, own their own home. Trouble is they live on a…

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CATCHING HEALTH by Diane Atwood: Getting results from working out

You’ve been telling yourself for weeks, months, maybe years that you have to start working out. You finally make the commitment. One week in, you’re…

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CATCHING HEALTH by Diane Atwood: Our biggest gift to Dad

By Diane Atwood With his blessing and permission, I wrote this story about my father, Bob Swett, in 2002. He died Dec. 10, 2009, with…

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CATCHING HEALTH by Diane Atwood: Weight, fitness, stress! Navigating the holidays

For me, the holidays are all about family and food and being extremely grateful for both. But sometimes, dealing with either or both can be…

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CATCHING HEALTH with Diane Atwood: Don’t neglect your thumbs

By Diane Atwood A few weeks ago I woke up with a sore right thumb. Right at the base of it, in the joint. Now,…

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CATCHING HEALTH: Don’t let your cat get tied up

By Diane Atwood If you were to browse through my photos, you’d come across lots of pictures of my two cats — Scout and Charlotte….

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