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Three areas men can focus on for better overall health

When it comes to good health and longevity, men aren’t fairing as well as women. In fact, according to health.gov men die, on average, five years younger than women. They also die at higher rates of heart disease, most cancers and even suicide. Many factors contribute to these alarming ...

There’s still time to enjoy a bit of summer in Maine

There’s something about the light in Maine. Maybe it’s the way it hides inside morning fog along the Muscongus Bay or how it illuminates stunted spruce on rocky ledges. But I’m guessing it’s the quiet of an island and the great expanse of sea that pulls the light deep against ...

Study: air pollution reaches placenta during pregnancy

WASHINGTON (AP) – A new study suggests when a pregnant woman breathes in air pollution, it can travel beyond her lungs to the placenta that guards her fetus. Pollution composed of tiny particles from car exhaust, factory smokestacks and other sources is dangerous to everyone’s health, and ...

Mom is still full of surprises

I took my mother out to lunch this past Sunday. She likes to go to a place called “Ellers,” which is a popular non-chain restaurant near where she and my dad used to live. All of the family — me, my sisters, Lucy — like to go there, because the food and service are good, and the ride ...