Find out If You're at Risk for Osteoporosis

Find out If You're at Risk for Osteoporosis

If you’ve hit 50 and you’re a woman, chances are your bones have lost some strength over the years. Most people’s bones are as dense as they’ll ever be between the ages of 18 to 25. By the time you reach 35, density begins to gradually decrease until menopause. After menopause, bone loss happens more rapidly — as much as 20 percent in five to seven years. Find out if you're at risk ...

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South Portland swears in new mayor


SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- South Portland swore in a new mayor Monday who's described as a friendly boss, who's a stickler for the rules and a proponent of public engagement.

The Portland Press Herald reports that Linda Cohen spent years grinding the gears of city government, working 21 years as a city clerk in South Portland and Portland. She won awards for integrity and professionalism and is now president of the South Portland/Cape Elizabeth Chamber of Commerce.

Fifty-nine-year-old Cohen hasn't walked the straightest path to mayor of Maine's fourth largest city. She grew up in Portland often surviving off government cheese and public assistance while her mother battled alcoholism. She dropped out of the University of Southern Maine twice, but re-enrolled full-time while pregnant.

SeeingME: Profiles of Resilience

SeeingME: Profiles of Resilience

Take a moment and look at the portrait above. Try to come up with a story about the woman. I’ll give you a few prompts. Her name is Aimee. She’s 41 and the mother of three daughters.

Read Aimee's story and learn why her portrait is part of an exhibit called SeeingME: Profiles of Resilience

 

Late storm makes for easy morning travel


SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Despite this being the busiest travel day of the year, everything was normal and calm at Portland Jetport Wednesday morning.

The only cancellation before Noon was Delta flight 3909 to LaGuardia in New York. Cancellations and delays started to increase after noon. Some passengers told NEWS CENTER they were relieved that they were heading out early and missing the looming storm.

All five airlines have issued travel advisories for the day. As always though, it's best to check with your carrier before you head out the door.

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Bath Salts: What are they and why are they so dangerous?

Bath Salts: What are they and why are they so dangerous?

In Maine news recently, there was a sad and disturbing story about a teenager arrested on charges of burglary, theft, criminal mischief and criminal trespass. According to an article in the Bangor Daily News, he was found naked in one of two homes he allegedly broke into.

Marijuana advocates hope Maine goes legal next


SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- Maine marijuana advocates say their state is in position to become the first state in the Northeast to legalize recreational use of the drug.

Marijuana legalization proponents around the country scored a series of wins on election night, when Oregon, Alaska and Washington, D.C. all went legal. Supporters of legalization in Maine say their efforts are buoyed by a ballot initiative in South Portland that legalized small amounts of marijuana in the state's fourth-largest city. Portland voters also legalized marijuana in Maine's largest city in 2013.

I'm Not Your Mother, But ...

I'm Not Your Mother, But ...

A wellness tip from Catching Health with Diane Atwood with a little help from Charlotte. Read the tip ...