August 26, 2014
It is a time of the year when festivals abound, presenting the harvest of the summer in a variety of formats. Agricultural fairs are very popular at this time of the year, as well as apple and...
August 19, 2014
Connecticut has had some wicked summer weather this year. Heavy rains, high winds, a tornado, and a lot of thunder and lightning. You probably think that you will never be injured by lightning. ...
August 12, 2014
As summer begins to draw to a close, there are still many warm days ahead with the likelihood of “visits” from mosquitoes and ticks. These insects can carry diseases that can make humans very ill....
August 05, 2014
Foot and lower limb problems are frequent complications of diabetes. In fact, poor circulation and/or infection in these extremities can lead to amputations. The American Diabetes Association has a...
July 22, 2014
Three children were playing in a pool. Three adults were sitting with them, providing supervision. Two of the children, the girls, were holding the other child, the boy, under water, thinking they...
July 15, 2014
What is RWI? RWI stands for “Recreational Water Illness.” These are illnesses that you can get from contaminated water sources such as lakes, oceans, ponds, rivers, spas, hot tubs, water parks or...
July 08, 2014
The weather can suddenly become very hot. Nature adapts to this kind of change more skillfully than humans do.  We may not recognize that even if our daily activities do not change, our body’s need...
July 01, 2014
With the warm weather comes the tradition of barbecues, picnics, camping trips and outdoor eating.  For public health staff, this season brings increased cases of food poisoning! (Also known as...
June 24, 2014
Is indoor tanning safer than outdoor tanning? Many people think that indoor tanning is not harmful because they are not out in the actual sun. However, research has grown increasingly conclusive that...
June 17, 2014
It is very hard to convince those who seek a summer tan that they are putting themselves at risk for skin cancer. It doesn’t  just happen to other people. Furthermore, a youthful age is not a...

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