Dr. Asha Shrestha with St. Joseph Healthcare was in the studio Wednesday for this week’s Senior Spotlight. This week, she was speaking with Joy about what happens to those with rheumatoid arthritis in the cold weather. Doctors seem to not be able to come to a mutual decision on whether or not the cold can affect arthritis patients, but as Dr. Shrestha says, the proof appears to be in what the patients report themselves.
TV 5 Health Advisor Doctor Bill Sturrock explains:
Earlier this month, the journal ‘Nature’ reported on the findings of a research team from Northeastern University based on samples taken from the dirt in a southern Maine field. This seemingly obscure newsbit holds the potential of being the biggest microbiologic breakthrough in the past 30 years. The research team, led by Dr Kim Lewis, used a new technique of isolating and growing bacteria that previously could not be cultured by the standard lab techniques like the venerable Petri-dish. They discovered a bacterium that produces a unique toxin they have labeled ‘teixobactin’, which can kill other bacteria by a cellular mechanism that is unique among the other antibiotic classes. This new drug has already shown activity against known germs such as Methicillen-Resistant Staph (MRSA) in mice, as well as a host of other human pathogens in cell cultures. Although it is a long way from being mass produced and marketed, it holds great promise for treating many powerful organisms that have developed resistance to our available treatment agents.
Marion Syversen was in for this week’s Finance is Fun to give tips on how to pay off your credit card debt.
A typical New Year’s resolution is to pay down/off debt. If this is your 2015 goal how can you do it? Here’s some ideas to help you succeed.
On Monday’s I Love My Pet, we met Oliver.
Oliver belongs to Joanne.
He was the runt of his family of 6 puppies, but Joanne says he was the cutest one of all of them.
Dyan Walsh from Eastern Area Agency on Aging was in to tell us about the upcoming Open house for Eastern Area Agency on Agings new location at the Airport Mall in Bangor.
Russ Van Arsdale was back in the studio with Wayne on Monday for this week’s Consumer Contact. This week, he spoke to Wayne about how you can keep track of your credit score throughout the year with the government-sanctioned website annualcreditreport.com.
Diana de los Santos from the SPCA of Hancock County was in on Friday’s Noon Show showing us Pauline.
Pauline is a purebred Persian.
Someone abandoned her at the shelter during the SPCA’s Kitty Palooza.
Make a Wish Maine spokesperson Dr. Colette Sabbagh and Wish Kid Elliana were in the studio Friday speaking with Wayne about the upcoming fundraiser event, Brewer Kiwanis’ 3rd Annual “Wishing Under the Stars” Gala.
Val Kitchen from Bangor Pilates was in the studio again Friday for this week’s Fitness Friday. This week, she was showing Joy and Wayne a series of Pilates leg stretches that will also get your core working right along with them.
Deb Neuman has some tips to help you organize your social media strategy for the New Year.
-Plan frequency of posts
-Plan content of posts (tips, links)
-Make time to create posts
-Use tools to help you schedule posts
-Tweak your strategy based on results!
Mary Lavanway was in for this week’s Wellness Wednesday with a healthy twist to a favorite comfort food.
For the recipe to the Four Cheese Macaroni and Cheese with Broccoli that Mary made on air, you can find it below:
UMaine musicians Tori Mason and Ben McNaboe were in the studio Wednesday, speaking to Joy about the upcoming performance: 150 Years of American Song, A Celebration of the University of Maine.
Erin Coltvet from the Eastern Area Agency on Aging was on the interview set with Wayne Wednesday morning, talking about the agency’s upcoming ribbon cutting and Open House for their new location at the Bangor Airport mall, which is able to offer much more room, as well as parking and a location right on the bus route. Erin spoke to Wayne about the festivities taking place right after the ribbon cutting, as well as the numerous classes being offered to those over 50, 18 year-olds and up with disabilities, as well as their caretakers.
Marion Syversen was in the for this week’s Finance Is Fun to talk about how you can get the maximum out of your social security benefit.
Social Security is often the largest source of income for retirees. How can you get the MOST from your Social Security? Here are some tips.
Bobbie Fowler was in from the Old Town Animal Orphanage with a furry friend for us to meet.
If you are interested in adopting a pet, the orphanage is open Monday through Friday 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m and Saturday and Sunday from 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM.