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Why Maine Center for Cancer Medicine Changed Its Name

Why Maine Center for Cancer Medicine Changed Its Name

What's in a name? Quite a bit believes the Maine Center for Cancer Medicine and Blood Disorders in Scarborough. The practice was founded in 1978 by Dr. Ronald Carroll, Maine's first medical oncologist. Today the private group practice has 13 cancer specialists on its staff. On any given day they will see from 150 to 175 patients. They also consult on cases across the country. Read more ...

The Difference Between Heat Exhaustion and Heat Stroke

The Difference Between Heat Exhaustion and Heat Stroke

Summer has arrived in Maine! What fabulous weather we had this weekend. Because we're bound to get some really hot days this summer, I decided a refresher course in heat-related illnesses might be a good idea. Sometimes they can sneak up on you, like when you forget to put on sunscreen or lose track of the time at the beach. Elderly people —  my 87-year-old mother who insists on wearing a heavy sweater on an 80 degree day for instance — are especially susceptible to heat stroke or dehydration. Read more ...

Is the CT scan your doctor ordered really necessary? Why you should ask.

Is the CT scan your doctor ordered really necessary? Why you should ask.

It's summer in Maine — the time of year to open your windows, smell the flowers and enjoy being outside after many months of being cooped up indoors. It's also the time of year children are more likely to experience sprains, strains and falls. Outdoor sports and bike-riding are particularly likely to land them in the emergency room or urgent care office, frequently with head injuries.

Where to pick strawberries in Maine

Where to pick strawberries in Maine

Is there anything else quite as delicious as a handful of freshly picked strawberries? Check out the Catching Health list of farms across Maine that let you pick your own strawberries. Read more ...

Movement therapy helps you become more aware of your body and more in control of your life

Movement therapy helps you become more aware of your body and more in control of your life

A large circle of adults, most of them strangers to each other. They all listened carefully as movement therapist Michelle Joubert explained that she would help them "wake up" and become aware of their bodies in space and in relation to others. She put on some music, raised her arms and turned to the woman next to her, who had to come up with her own movement and pass it along. Read more ...

What the heck is qi?

What the heck is qi?

The concept of qi lies at the heart of Traditional Chinese Medicine and is central to Taoist philosophy. Qi is defined as the energetic or animating force associated with all living things. Read more ...