How to relieve a killer hangover

How to relieve a killer hangover

I'm guessing that a few people were hung over after celebrating St. Patrick's Day. Do you have a tried and true hangover cure? We've got a few. Check out this slideshow on the Catching Health Blog.

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Maine Nurses Hold Annual Leadership Summit on April 2nd at Augusta Civic Center

Maine Nurses Hold Annual Leadership Summit on April 2nd at Augusta Civic Center

“From the War Zone to the Home Front: Maine Nurses Support the Mental Health of Veterans and Families”

This year’s Nursing Summit will focus on continuing education in mental health and other areas relative to nursing as nurse leaders play a more crucial role than ever in the innovation and implementation of change to improve patient safety, increase care quality, while managing the complexities of the nursing workforce and controlling costs.

“Nurses have a unique opportunity to cultivate creative and transformational leaders,” stated Donna DeBlois, RN, BSW, MSB, MBA, AHCA, president of OMNE and President/CEO of Home Health Visiting Nurses. “And for nurses, the largest segment of the health care workforce, this translates into highly divergent and dynamic leaders,” she added.

For the first time: Cholesterol, yes. Juicy steak, no.

For the first time: Cholesterol, yes. Juicy steak, no.

The Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee released a new report that has big implications for the health status of Americans. Read some of the recommendations and tell us what you think! PS It's not to eat more red meat.

Valuable heart attack advice that could save your life

 Valuable heart attack advice that could save your life

Chest pain.

Could it just be indigestion? A pulled muscle? Stress? Or is it a heart attack? 

For some people, there will be no doubt that they’re having a heart attack because the pain will be sudden and intense. But many times, a heart attack starts slowly with only mild discomfort. 

What should you do if you're not sure?  I share some important advice on my blog Catching Health.

 

 

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22nd Annual Shamrock Shiver Dip!

You Dive, Kids Thrive at the Boys & Girls Clubs and YMCA of Greater Waterville

 

Join us Saturday, March 14th for our 22nd Annual Dip, The Shamrock Shiver! This year we are headed Back to Nature and dipping in the icy waters of the Snow Pond Swim Area at the Oakland Boat Landing; registration begins at 10am with the Dip starting at 11am. If the ice allows we plan to ramp up the fun with a group race down the snowy shore for a frigid free for all, all dippers diving in at once.  After drying off and warming up we reconvene at Silver Street Tavern for a well-deserved Awards Shindig.

How one family battles its life-threatening destiny

How one family battles its life-threatening destiny

Sixty years ago, at the tender age of 29, Audrey Wade died of “abdominal” cancer.

On a personal note, Audrey was my mother’s best friend growing up and maid of honor when she and my father married. She was also my godmother. My mother still recalls — vividly — when she got the call that Audrey was gone — mere months after her own wedding.

A hard-learned lesson about shingles

A hard-learned lesson about shingles

It was the beginning of a Labor Day weekend when Al felt a strange sensation on his right buttock, just underneath his back pocket where he carried his wallet. It was kind of sore and kind of itchy.

Although it wasn’t easy to do, he took a look and saw a red area. He figured his skin was irritated from rubbing against the corner of his wallet.

The red area got larger and the painful itch became more intense. Al hated to bother his doctor on a holiday weekend, so he waited three days to call for an appointment.