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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CATCHING HEALTH by Diane Atwood: Backaches don’t have to be forever

By Diane Atwood How often do you think about your back? Only if it happens to hurt? Even then, do you plow through the pain…

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CATCHING HEALTH by Diane Atwood: Smith doesn’t let ALS get him down

MOUNT VERNON — George Smith, who will celebrate his 70th birthday in October, does not seem to let anything get him down. He has to…

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CATCHING HEALTH by Diane Atwood: Maine’s cold water comes with risks

By Diane Atwood Catching Health The thermometer may climb nice and high now that summer has arrived in Maine, but not if it’s in the…

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CATCHING HEALTH by Diane Atwood: Maine’s Public Health nurses are necessary

Editor’s note: This is an edited and condensed version. For a full version, and more on the state of nursing in Maine, visit Diane Atwood’s…

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CATCHING HEALTH by Diane Atwood: Make sure yard work doesn’t hurt

By Diane Atwood Hey everybody! Spring is really here. Time for us to throw off our wooly blankets and get outside and do some ……

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CATCHING HEALTH: Six secrets to keeping your New Year’s resolutions

By Dianne Atwood If you’re anything like me and about 92 percent of the rest of the population in this country, you do a lousy…

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Loathsome fruit fly contributing to wound healing research

By Diane Atwood Health Reporter How many fruit flies have you killed in your lifetime? More than you can count? When you’re done reading this…

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