Families

A List of Foods That Are Hidden Sources of Salt. You May Be Surprised.

A List of Foods That Are Hidden Sources of Salt. You May Be Surprised.

Salt, which is 40% sodium and 60% chloride, is an essential nutrient that we need to survive. The problem is, too much sodium may lead to high blood pressure, strokes and kidney disease.  Read more ...

Tips on Keeping Your Children Safe During the Holidays

Tips on Keeping Your Children Safe During the Holidays

The holiday season is the most wonderful time of the year, especially for kids. To help ensure our kids have fun and stay safe this holiday, here are a few tips to remember. Read more ...

Alzheimer's Volunteers Make a Big Difference. Maine Chapter, Alzheimer's Association Says Thank You

Alzheimer's Volunteers Make a Big Difference. Maine Chapter, Alzheimer's Association Says Thank You

On Saturday I attended a volunteer recognition reception hosted by the Alzheimer's Association, Maine Chapter. It was an enlightening afternoon.

As you may know, my mother has Alzheimer's disease. Even though our family is fortunate to have each other and the help of professional caregivers, I often feel overwhelmed — with worry, sadness, responsibilities ...

Taking Time Out From a Busy Schedule

Taking Time Out From a Busy Schedule

For the past three months I’ve been taking some courses at the University of Southern Maine. It has been a wonderful, wonderful experience and the beginning of a journey that I expect will take several years. 

One of the things I’ve already learned is that I may only be able to take one course a semester because right now I’m also committed to my work — writing Catching Health, among other things. Taking two classes, one that meets all day long every Monday and another that meets every Tuesday and Thursday morning, has messed up my normal routine. So … what do you suppose I’ve given up these past three months?  Read more ...