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When should you be concerned about heartburn?

If you were to ask me if I ever have heartburn, a week ago I would have answered no. It turns out I was quite wrong.

I had an endoscopy last week — Dr. Doug Howell, my gastroenterologist, threaded a scope with a camera on the end of it through my mouth, down my esophagus and into my stomach. Pleasant image — right? I’m grateful for the medication that prevented me from participating on a conscious level.

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Insurance coverage for a colonoscopy: Be sure to read the fine print

Insurance coverage for a colonoscopy: Be sure to read the fine print

Two weeks ago on the Morning Report, I talked about the importance of early detection of colorectal cancer and shared some information about insurance coverage for screening tests. Read more ...

 

A Tribute to Ann Murray Paige

A Tribute to Ann Murray Paige

When Ann and I were fellow reporters at WCSH6 back in the 1990s, she was young and beautiful — full of fun and spunk.

And when she died yesterday, on Sunday, March 16, 2014, she was young and beautiful — full of fun and spunk. Read more ...

Depression in the Caregiver

Caring for a loved one is a rewarding, experience, yet it can lead to stress and depression.  Pine Tree Hospice’s “Caring for the Caregiver” series is hosting a ‘Depression in the Caregiver’ workshop which will explore the signs and risks of caretaking as well as where to turn to for help.  Valerie Sauda, who is an ANCC certified gerontological nurse, will start the morning by discussing the clinical signs and prevalence of depression, highlighting caregiver risks, red flags to watch for, as well as suggestions for keeping the caregiver healthy.  After a healthy lunch provided by Pine Tree Hospice, Josephine Cirrinone, LSW, CCP, and Theresa Boettner, a Family Caregiver Specialist through Eastern Area Agency on Aging, will discuss caregiver resources within the community and throughout the surrounding areas.  Please join us April 2, 2014, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Why John Nappi Wants People to Just Say Yes!

Why John Nappi Wants People to Just Say Yes!

John Nappi wants to shout, "Just Say Yes!" from the rooftops. He wants to see the words plastered on tee shirts and bumper sticker and posters.