Category: General Health

Andropause: What It Is and What You Can Do About “Male Menopause”

Andropause is a collection of symptoms attributed to a gradual decline in testosterone levels including fatigue, mood changes, lowered libido and erectile dysfunction. Although a natural part of aging, there are ways to reduce the effect of those symptoms. Educating yourself on treatment options in tandem with guidance from an experienced health practitioner is key to managing this transition smoothly.
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The Future of Medicine: Genetic Testing to Tailor Your Treatment Plan

The common belief used to be that your family health history was your health destiny. Genetic testing can provide insights into lifestyle changes that can lead you to a different destiny. Advances in genomics have revealed a greater story about how genes affect health. Learn more about that story and how it can help you achieve greater health.
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Practicing Sun Safety: It’s Time Mainers Take it Seriously

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Maine is among the states that rank highest in U.S. melanoma deaths and our melanoma incidence rate is higher than both California and Florida! Luckily, it's one cancer that can be prevented and detected relatively easily. Catching the tumor early is the key to less invasive treatment and ultimate survival. Another key is taking the threat seriously and by taking precautions to avoid it in the first place. This article addresses detection, prevention, UV index guidelines, and links to some helpful resources. 
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Your Guide to Yoga in Portland, Maine

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Yoga is one of the best activities you can practice for sound mind and body. Starting a practice may be a bit intimidating, however. There are so many studios and yoga styles available that it can become one of those "ugh...I'll figure it out later" types of tasks. We thought we'd help you kick start your practice by describing some common styles of yoga along with a list of Portland studios, their primary yoga types, drop-in rates and new student offers.
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Essential Summer Products

Summer Vacation Suitcase
It's summer in Maine!!! Time for vacations, sun, and fun. Whether you're on the beach, trail or sitting in your backyard, we have the products that will help make your summer more enjoyable. Here are our top picks for the season.
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The Dynamic Healing Power of Homeopathy

Homeopathic Remedies
According to the World Health Organization, homeopathy is the second largest type of therapy in the world. It is used successfully by millions of people around the globe to treat acute medical conditions and chronic diseases. Learn more about how it works and how you can incorporate it into your health care regimen.
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Browntail Moth Season is Here – Get the Facts Now

Browntail Moth Caterpillar
The Maine Forest Service has warned of an increase in browntail moth caterpillar infestation in 2017. Although activity is at its highest May through July, cases have already been reported. Find out what you can do to reduce your chances of coming into contact with the toxic caterpillar hairs and what you can do if you develop the rash.
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Tom’s Essential Lyme Disease Resources

Those of us with limited knowledge on Lyme disease can spend weeks Googling until we're completely overwhelmed with information. That information would fall within the wide spectrum of great to terrible and we'd have no idea which was which. Tom Stewart, on the other hand, was forced to immerse himself in the huge pool of knowledge and wade through the great to terrible. We can benefit from Tom's research through the comprehensive list of resources and protocols he has amassed since his 2010 diagnosis.
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Tale of a Chronic Lyme Journey

Tom Stewart
Tom Stewart can pinpoint the exact day that his life was forever changed by Lyme disease. It was a day that his enormous energy dropped to nearly a standstill. Like most Lyme patients, he endured multiple misdiagnoses until getting the correct one. Through adhering to an aggressive and holistic treatment plan, he has gone in and out of remission. It's not an easy road to travel. Tom shares his story and prevention recommendations often, in order to raise awareness and help others. We encourage you to learn as much as possible about Lyme. By doing so, you can expedite a diagnosis or hopefully avoid it altogether.
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