Shine a Light on Autism for April, Autism Awareness Month

April 2nd is World Autism Awareness Day and to celebrate, thousands of people are coming together to shine a light on autism. Join Autism Speaks Light It Up Blue initiative to show your support this April

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What You Need to Know About Hypothermia

What You Need to Know About Hypothermia

When the core body temperature is below 95 °F hypothermia can develop. It happens if the body loses heat faster than it can be produced. In her Catching Health blog, Diane Atwood explains why some people are at risk even if they don't go outside. Read more...

Cervical Cancer and HPV: Prevention is Possible

Cervical Cancer and HPV: Prevention is Possible

In the United States alone, 27,000 people are diagnosed with an HPV-related cancer every year. That translates to a new case every 20 minutes. As Diane Atwood shares on her Catching Health blog, prevention is possible. Read more...

Comedy Fix XIX to benefit Good Shepherd Food Bank

Comedy Fix XIX to benefit Good Shepherd Food Bank

Boston’s Ryan Chani highlights a great lineup of stand-up comedians for Comedy Fix XIX at the Auburn Fireside Inn. The show will take place Friday, Feb. 6 at 8 p.m. with net proceeds benefiting Good Shepherd Food Bank (GSFB). Comedy Fix founder Mark Turcotte will also welcome Chris Choate, Louie Martinez, Mike Levinsky and Heather Neal.

Chani has opened for Comedy Central’s Dan Soder, Myq Kaplan and Kyle Kinane. He also co-hosts the ‘Learn to Take a Joke podcast. He performs regularly at New Hampshire’s Halligan Tavern and Boston’s Comedy Studio.

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Tummy Troubles? Avoid These Common Digestive Health Mistakes

Tummy Troubles? Avoid These Common Digestive Health Mistakes

We may not be able to control all of our tummy troubles, but dietitian Patsy Catsos shares some things on the Catching Health blog that we can do to keep our GI system in good working order. Read more ...

 

 

Blizzards and the Blues: Winter in New England

Blizzards and the Blues: Winter in New England

In the midst of winter — during a week in which three snow storms, one a possible blizzard, are predicted — do you long for spring? 

As I write this, it’s a cold, but beautiful day. The sun is shining and the sky is mostly blue with wispy strands of clouds. The calm before the storm. For some, the promise of a significant snowfall is reason to rejoice. It means skiing and snowmobiling and sledding and building snow forts. Others dread the thought of the driveway, sidewalks and roofs they’ll need to clear.

100+ Women Who Care Southern Maine

100+ Women Who Care Southern Maine

100+ Maine women meet four times a year and each member writes a $50 check to a local charity they have voted on. Find out how you, too, can make a difference.