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.
For this weeks Abby’s Kitchen Bytes, Abby Freethy, made Duck Confit Toasted Pasta. If you have any questions for Abby about this segment or you would like to know how to make this dish, you can email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lauren Jacobs from Maine Winter Sports Center was in to tell us about the upcoming Penobscot Ski Bash.
The Ski Bash is taking place on Sunday, February 9th from 1 to 4 pm at the Bangor Municipal Golf Course.
Richard Barron, the UMaine women’s basketball coach, was in to tell us about the fundraising progress for the upcoming Play4Kay Pink Game.
The Pink Game will be Sunday, February 9th at 2:00 pm at the Cross Insurance Center.
For part two of Cooking with Cathy, Cathy showed us how you can make heart shaped cupcakes with using a regular cupcake pan and liners.
Below is the recipe for the cupcakes Cathy made on the morning show:
Cathy Speronis, was in for this month’s Cooking with Cathy, She made some Red Velvet cupcakes with a Valentine’s Day theme.
Below you will find the recipe that Cathy used to make the cupcakes featured on the morning show:
Hannaford dietician Mary Lavanway talks about eating for a healthy heart.
Edamame and Corn Salad with Oregano Vinaigrette
Yields 6 servings (about 3 cups)
1 (12 oz) pkg. Hannaford® Microwave Steam-in-Bag Shelled Edamame
Healthy Living – February 4, 2014
Dr. David Prescott – Eastern Maine Medical Center Behavioral Medicine
Auditory hallucinations – hearing sounds or voices that appear to come from within the mind – have been to focus of inquiry for centuries. While auditory hallucinations may represent symptoms of a significant mental illness, they also occur for reasons not suggestive of a mental illness.
How Common Are Auditory Hallucinations? Surveys of both college students and adults concerning how many people experience hearing some type of voice are surprising. For example:
· Almost 30-40% of college students report that they have heard voices while awake, and almost half of those report hearing them at least once a month.
· Between 8-12% of adults report having had at least one hallucinatory experience.
· Experiencing a hallucination does not necessarily mean that a person will develop a significant mental health problem.
Thus, hearing a voice or sound that isn’t really there can mean many different things. In his recent book “Hallucinations,” neurologist Oliver Sacks describes some of the neurological bases for hallucinations, and argues that hallucinations are simply part of the human experience. He describes stories of people in both common and extreme situations (for example, people severely injured who were miles from help) who clearly hear voices. Nevertheless, there are certain patterns of auditory hallucinations which indicate the need for mental health treatment.
Common Mental Health Problems that Involve Hallucinations: Sometimes, hearing voices or sounds is a symptom of a significant psychiatric problem. Examples include:
· Schizophrenia: In addition to auditory, visual, or tactile hallucinations, people with schizophrenia often become highly disorganized in their behavior. Typically their level of functioning at school or work declines significantly. Auditory hallucinations are the most common type of hallucination associated with schizophrenia.
· Bipolar Disorder: Bipolar disorder involves intense mood swings beyond the normal “ups and downs” of everyday life. Hallucinations may be part of the manic or depressed cycle of bipolar disorder.
· Organic Illnesses: Hallucinations may be a symptom of classis brain pathology, such as a tumor, dementia, or seizures.
· Substance Induce Psychosis: Use of alcohol or other drugs, either short or long term, can cause hallucinations.
Dyan Walsh from Eastern Area Agency on Aging, was in to talk about the Marketplace enrollment.
Here a few key points that Dyan gave to us this morning.
Open enrollment ends on March 31, 2014.
Valentine’s day is coming. It’s a day to let people you love know how special they are to you. Don’t mix love with money. But you don’t need to use buckets of cash to demonstrate your affection.
To meet this week’s pet, or to check out what’s going on over at the Bangor Humane Society click, or log on to bangorhumane.org
Amy Lane, the MOPS Coordinator and Finance Director was in to tell us about the Mothers of Preschoolers Group and to tell us about an upcoming fundraiser for the group.
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Angela Lufkin, from Gentiva Home Healthcare is talk about Heart Health.
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