Where Whole Grain and Gluten-Free Meet

Where Whole Grain and Gluten-Free Meet

Lots of folks are more tuned in to whole grains these days, and one would think that those who follow a gluten-free lifestyle would naturally favor whole grains as well. After all, there are plenty of whole grains that don’t contain gluten. But the fact is, lots of people who eat gluten-free are not eating their share of whole grains.  How can you fill the gap? Dietitian Kit Broihier has some nutritious advice ...

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Six Numbers You Should Know and Why

Six Numbers You Should Know and Why

If you're like most people, you keep track of a lot of numbers — important numbers — not to mention passwords. I'll apologize up front because I'm going to tell you about some more numbers you should know. They're important because they tell you something about the state of your hea

Find out which numbers you should know ...

Mast Cell Disease: When Your Immune System Becomes the Enemy

Mast Cell Disease: When Your Immune System Becomes the Enemy

Three years ago, Crystal Goodwin, who just turned 30, lived a fairly normal life. She had a fulltime job and enjoyed hanging out with friends, working out at the gym and going on trips with her sister. A rare disorder called mast cell activation syndrome changed Crystal’s life almost overnight. Read more about Crystal's unbelievable ordeal ...

 

 

Did You Know? Adults Need Their Shots, Too!

Did You Know? Adults Need Their Shots, Too!

Are you up to date on your shots?  Oh, you thought those were only for kids. They're not, and a lot of adults haven't had the shots they need to keep them from getting and spreading certain diseases. Find out which shots are recommended for adults ...

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Connect with Your Inner Child — on the Catching Health Calendar

Connect with Your Inner Child — on the Catching Health Calendar

Check out upcoming health events in Maine, including a weekend workshop that will help you connect that little child who lives in your heart. Go to the Catching Health blog ...

 

Ebola: Maine Medical Center Separates Fact From Fiction

Ebola: Maine Medical Center Separates Fact From Fiction

In an effort to help staff separate fact from fiction, this afternoon Maine Medical Center’s Communications and Marketing department sent out its first MMC Daily Briefing on Ebola and Infection Prevention. Read what was in the briefing ...

 

 

 

Local Organizations Partner to Bring Better Nutrition to the Classroom

Local Organizations Partner to Bring Better Nutrition to the Classroom

Generations is expanding its ability to help provide fresh and local produce year-round to Mainers of all ages through partnerships with Healthy Communities of the Capital Area (HCCA), the Kennebec County Sherriff’s Department, and other local organizations like the Good Shepherd Food Bank.

In the fall of 2014, Spectrum Generations joined forces with Healthy Communities of the Capital Area (HCCA), a Local Healthy Maine Partnership, in a 2-year USDA Farm to School grant to facilitate purchasing, distribution, and processing of local foods in school meals.  This grant was awarded to HCCA to assist the Kennebec County Sherriff’s Office with their Kennebec’s Restorative Community Harvest, formerly known at the Inmate Garden Project.