Catching Health with Diane Atwood

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Here’s something you’ll WANT to catch! Catching Health with Diane Atwood exposes you to useful, accurate information about being well and living fully your entire life. Conversations About Aging is a Catching Health podcast series produced and hosted by Diane, who is a former health reporter. She is… read more

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Leona Chasse, 95: Conversations About Aging

August 12th, 2019


Have you ever heard of the Code Girls? They were part of a top-secret mission that helped end World War II. You're about to meet one: Leona Chasse, now 95 and living in Cornish, Maine. Listen to our conversation. I …

Shirl Weaver, 82: Conversations About Aging

July 15th, 2019


Shirl Weaver was born and raised in Minnesota. After serving in the military and getting her master's and doctorate degrees, she moved to Maine. In the ensuing years, Shirl made a difference, not only in her community …

Joy Hare, 75: Conversations About Aging

July 1st, 2019


Joy Hare tries to live up to her name in all aspects of her life. You can't make it to 75 without experiencing some heartache, and she has. But she is always seeking joy, which is reflected in the poetry she writes, the …

Bill Green, 65: Conversations About Aging

June 17th, 2019


Bill Green has been a familiar face on Maine television for more than 40 years. He began his career behind the scenes as a cameraman and went on to become a sportscaster. He now produces and hosts one of Maine's most …

Lavon Harris, 100: Conversations About Aging

June 4th, 2019


Lavon Harris recently celebrated her 100th birthday. Sickly as a child, doctors told her parents that she probably wouldn't live to be very old. …

Sue Hoyt, 73: Conversations About Aging

May 20th, 2019


Conversations About Aging is a Catching Health podcast. I'm traveling the state of Maine interviewing people 60+ about their perspectives on aging. …

Dr. Bob McAfee, 84: Conversations About Aging

May 6th, 2019


Dr. Bob McAfee is a retired surgeon who was Maine's first and only president of the American Medical Association. He stopped seeing patients more than 20 years ago, but still contributes a great deal to the health and …

Peesh, 76: Conversations About Aging

April 22nd, 2019


One of the issues that often comes up as people are living longer is figuring out the best place to live. Most people want to stay put in their own …

Jack, 74: Conversations About Aging

April 8th, 2019


For most of his adult life, Jack has struggled with bouts of anxiety and depression. During our conversation, two things, in particular, stood out …

Emma, 86: Conversations About Aging

March 25th, 2019


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Wayne, 64: Conversations About Aging

March 11th, 2019


Wayne, who’s only 64, confronted some unexpected challenges during a recent job hunt. We talk about that and so much more on Conversations About Aging, a Catching Health podcast.

Leona, 92: Conversations About Aging

February 25th, 2019


Conversations About Aging is a podcast about .... aging. I am traveling the state of Maine talking to people about their perspectives on growing …

Donato Tramuto: Conversations About Aging

February 11th, 2019


Conversations About Aging is a new Catching Health podcast series. This first episode explains the why behind the series and includes an interview with the man who inspired me to embark on this adventure. Donato Tramuto …

Dr. Mark Publicker/Opioid addiction and reversing an overdose with Narcan

May 22nd, 2018


Narcan is a brand name for the drug naloxone. It's a nasal spray that can be used to reverse a drug overdose. Maine recently passed a law that gives everyone, regardless of their age, access to naloxone without a …

Revive Civility/Mark Hews

April 16th, 2018


Were you ever told that you should never discuss religion or politics in polite company? Have you noticed that these days everything, especially …

Dr. Kathleen Hart/Eating Disorders Association of Maine

April 2nd, 2018


You've probably heard of the terms anorexia nervosa, bulimia, and binge eating. They're all eating disorders and to give you an idea of how serious …

The latest concussion research/Dr. Micky Collins

March 6th, 2018


Did you know that complete bed rest when you have a concussion is not the best idea? It can actually make things worse. Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center(UPMC)have identified six different …

George Smith: Diagnosed with ALS

February 19th, 2018


When George Smith was diagnosed with ALS in 2017, he decided that his disease would not define the end of his life. He has found many things to …

Jane Tholen reclaims her life after 30 years on antidepressants

February 6th, 2018


In 1984, Jane Tholen was prescribed an antidepressant to help her cope with two harrowing experiences. It caused serious side effects, so she was …

How to lead a more spiritual life

January 22nd, 2018


For more than 35 years, Dr. Ron Bissell was a busy surgeon. For a variety of reasons, he decided to close his practice. Rebuilding his life was a challenge, but he was able to overcome many obstacles. In this podcast, …

How to talk to your kids about sex

January 11th, 2018


Your kids are bombarded with information about sex in the news, at school, online. You want them to hear it from you. If you're worried about saying …

Seeking clarity about dementia

December 13th, 2017


When you forget someone's name or lose something or feel as if the word you're searching for is on the tip of your tongue, but not making it to your brain — do you worry that you have Alzheimer's Disease? You're not …

Diabetes Connections with Stacey Simms

November 28th, 2017


Ever since her son was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 2006, Stacey Simms has tried to learn as much as she could about the disease. She doesn't …

Arise Portland: A new experimental ministry that celebrates and fosters wholeness

November 13th, 2017


Pastor Maria Anderson-Lippert serves as the transition pastor at St. Ansgar Lutheran Church in Portland, Maine. She is also Lead Organizer of Arise Portland — a new, experimental ministry bringing people together to …

A unique retreat in Maine for combat-injured vets and their families

November 7th, 2017


Kelly McGaughey is a physical therapist who used to work with combat-injured vets at Walter Reed Medical Center in Washington, DC. She is now program manager for the Travis Mills Foundation. Retired US Army Staff …

How to find a career that you really, really love

October 17th, 2017


If you hate your job, it can affect every aspect of your life. When it happened to Nicholas Lore he found a way to be happy by helping others as a …

Menopause: How to survive its powerful ups and downs

October 3rd, 2017


Menopause is a normal part of a woman's life, but it is a major shift. Hot flashes aren't the only disruptive symptoms — we talk about them all with Carrie Levine. She is a Certified Nurse Midwife who treats women in …

How to practice gratitude and why you should

September 19th, 2017


Dr. Robert Emmons has made a career out of studying the psychology of gratitude. He is one of the world's leading scientific experts on the subject. …

Menopause/Hormone Therapy

September 5th, 2017


Menopause is a confusing time for many women. They often struggle with symptoms but may be unsure of the risks and benefits of hormone therapy. In this podcast, pharmacist Joe Lorello discusses the various options, from …

Caring for someone with dementia/Teepa Snow

August 22nd, 2017


No matter how much you may care for someone, caring for them when they're ill is not always easy. Especially when that illness is dementia. Teepa Snow is a dementia and Alzheimer's care specialist who travels around the …

Raising Sexually Healthy Children/Jennifer Wiessner

August 8th, 2017


Teaching your children about sex and sexuality is a daunting task for many parents. Jennifer Wiessner is a licensed clinical social worker and a certified sex therapist. In this podcast, she gives some practical and …

Community Paramedicine/Daphne Russell

July 24th, 2017


Community paramedicine is a growing trend around the country, particularly in rural areas. The primary goal of community paramedicine programs is to …

Cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment/Dr. Scot Remick

July 11th, 2017


Maine has one of the highest cancer rates in the country. MaineHealth, the state's largest healthcare system, just got a grant from the Alfond Foundation to expand access to cutting-edge treatments. Dr. Scot Remick is …

To Root & To Rise: Accepting Brain Injury/Carole Starr

June 27th, 2017


Carole Starr’s life changed forever in 1999 when she sustained a brain injury in a car accident. She could no longer continue her life as a teacher …

A man's guide to happy, healthy and long life/Dr. Lenard Kaye

June 12th, 2017


Why is it that men, on average, don't live as long as women? Dr. Lenard Kaye has some opinions on the matter. He's a professor of social work at the University of Maine and director of the University of Maine Center on …

Eating Disorders/Dr. Patrice Lockhart

May 30th, 2017


Dr. Patrice Lockhart, medical director of the New England Eating Disorders Program at Sweetser, talks about risks, symptoms, and treatment of eating disorders.

Common sleep problems/Dr. Christopher Hughes

May 15th, 2017


Do you have trouble falling or staying asleep? You're not alone. Most of us have experienced occasional insomnia but for some, lack of sleep is a …

Vein diseases/Dr. Cindy Asbjornsen

May 1st, 2017


We've got miles and miles of veins in our body — superficial veins just under the skin and deep veins like the ones inside our legs. No matter where …

IBS and FODMAPs/Patsy Catsos

April 17th, 2017


If you suffer from irritable bowel syndrome or IBS, you'll want to hear what registered dietitian Patsy Catsos has to say about a low FODMAP way of …

National Inclusion Project/Aron Hall

March 23rd, 2017


Research shows that solid friendships help us live longer, happier lives. But many children, especially children with disabilities, have great …

No more procrastinating/Timothy Pychyl

March 19th, 2017


Who isn't guilty of procrastinating? I know I am sometimes. Dr. Timothy Pychyl has been researching procrastination for nearly 20 years. He's a best-selling author and always more than happy to pass on what he has …

Making Life Easy/Dr. Christiane Northrup

March 7th, 2017


Celebrated author Dr. Christiane Northrup has spent most of her career trying to bring wisdom to people — especially women. In her latest book, Making Life Easy: A Simple Guide to a Divinely Inspired Life, she "explores …

Preventing heart disease/Dr. Brandei Wingard

February 19th, 2017


You should know the difference between cardiac arrest and a heart attack. In this podcast, Dr. Brandei Wingard explains and tells us how to protect …

When love gets rocky/ Erin Oldham, Ph.D.

February 7th, 2017


We'd all like love to last forever. When it doesn't, emotions can run so high you don't know how to put one foot in front of the other. Erin Oldham …

Understanding naturopathic medicine/Dr. Sarah Kotzur

January 22nd, 2017


Naturopathic medicine focuses on the body's inherent ability to heal itself. Naturopathic physician Dr. Sarah Kotzur, who practices in Portland, …

Music Therapy/ Kate Beever, Music Therapist

January 11th, 2017


You might think that listening to music is therapeutic. It is, but music therapist Kate Beever takes it to a different level.

Weight loss tips/Jackie Conn, Weight Watchers

December 27th, 2016


Did you know? The number one New Year's resolution is to lose weight. It's also the resolution that people are most apt to break. Why is that no …

A discussion about suicide/Dr. Marc Kaplan

December 13th, 2016


In the United States, every year approximately 42,773 people take their own lives. If you're worried that someone is contemplating suicide, there are no right or wrong words. What's important is to say something. Learn …

Palliative Care/ Dr. Diane Meier

November 29th, 2016


Why palliative care is so important, not only for a seriously ill patient but for the entire family. A conversation with palliative care specialist Dr. Diane Meier.

High Tide, Low Tide: The Caring Friend's Guide to Bipolar Disorder

November 14th, 2016


Fran Houston and Marty Baker are best friends even though they live 3000 miles apart. They recently published a book about their friendship and …

Breast Cancer Detection/Dr. Suzanne Hoekstra

November 1st, 2016


Is a mammogram the best way to screen for breast cancer? Dr. Suzanne Hoekstra answers the question and more in this episode of the Catching Health Podcast.

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