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Mast Cell Disease: When Your Immune System Becomes the Enemy

Mast Cell Disease: When Your Immune System Becomes the Enemy

Three years ago, Crystal Goodwin, who just turned 30, lived a fairly normal life. She had a fulltime job and enjoyed hanging out with friends, working out at the gym and going on trips with her sister. A rare disorder called mast cell activation syndrome changed Crystal’s life almost overnight. Read more about Crystal's unbelievable ordeal ...

 

 

Hospice is a Work of Heart

“Hospice is a Work of Heart” will be the theme for Pine Tree Hospice’s 2014 Annual Meeting and Dinner

Pine Tree Hospice will hold its Annual Meeting and Dinner on Thursday, November 13th from 6-8 P.M. at the East Sangerville Grange.   The theme, “Hospice is a Work of Heart” reflects the idea that Pine Tree Hospice volunteers offer their many services with heartfelt compassion and caring.

The evening will begin with a delicious dinner prepared by local caterer, Billi Barker of Enchanted Kitchen of Firefly Farm.  The annual business meeting will follow as well as a program of music performed by Deb Fournier.  Those interested in attending may make reservations by calling the Pine Tree Hospice office at 564-4346 or by e-mail at wecare@pinetreehospice.org.

Did You Know? Adults Need Their Shots, Too!

Did You Know? Adults Need Their Shots, Too!

Are you up to date on your shots?  Oh, you thought those were only for kids. They're not, and a lot of adults haven't had the shots they need to keep them from getting and spreading certain diseases. Find out which shots are recommended for adults ...

How Medical Marijuana is Helping Mark Bushey Cope with ALS

How Medical Marijuana is Helping Mark Bushey Cope with ALS

In November 2013, Mark Bushey was diagnosed with ALS, the horrible disease that prompted so many of us to do the ice bucket challenge

World Thrombosis Day

World Thrombosis Day

You may not be familiar with the word “thrombosis,” but you’ve probably heard the term “blood clot.” Thrombosis is a blood clot that forms in the artery or vein and can cause the world’s top three cardiovascular killers: heart attack, stroke, and venous thromboembolism (VTE). Learn the signs and how to prevent thrombosis ...

DCIS. What is it? Watch Catching Health on the Morning Report

DCIS. What is it? Watch Catching Health on the Morning Report

In case you missed us! Sharon Rose Vaznis and I talk about my recent DCIS diagnosis and remind women to get their mammograms. Watch now ...

I Was Diagnosed with DCIS — Stage 0 Breast Cancer

I Was Diagnosed with DCIS — Stage 0 Breast Cancer

I'm religious about getting my annual mammogram. That's because I have a history of fibrocystic disease and in my 20s had a fibroadenoma (benign tumor) removed from my right breast. Every year, I worry that something not so benign will show up and every year I sigh with relief when I get a letter saying everything is normal. Not this year. Instead, I got a phone call from the Mammography Department at Mercy Hospital. The radiologist wanted me to come back for additional views. My heart sank. The diagnosis turned out to be DCIS, something I had never heard of before. I've discovered that neither do a lot of other people, so I decided to share my story on my Catching Health blog. Go to the blog ...