July 19, 2016
There are many forms of heat-related illness. We always think “it” happens to “the other guy, not me.” But heat-related illness takes many forms and can happen quickly to anyone. Some groups are more...
July 12, 2016
Try this experiment: count how many times in one day that you see a car blast through the red light at a traffic stop. When you start counting, you might actually be surprised how often this happens...
July 05, 2016
Food is a commodity that is essential to life. There are continuous efforts to create new ways to produce food while keeping the food supply safe. Consumers desire to have healthy foods at affordable...
June 28, 2016
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...
June 21, 2016
People have become very wary about chemicals in the products they use.  Understandably, as chemical use should be employed with caution and education. However, there are times when using chemicals...
June 14, 2016
For many people summer activities include getting a tan.  You might think that these people don’t know about the relationship between sun exposure and skin cancer.  But most of them do.  In fact,...
June 07, 2016
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...
May 31, 2016
They arrived in abundance and their population has not decreased! They will be with us all summer and into the fall. The “they” are ticks which are bothersome, nuisance insects that can carry disease...
May 24, 2016
When it was first reported on the news, it seemed like it was a story for entertainment, and not a serious issue.  Yale security police were walking the campus asking student pedestrians to sign a...
May 17, 2016
Fishing season is open! Fish is a good, low-fat, and economical source of protein. Many healthy heart programs recommend eating more fish meals due to the effect of fish oils. Other nutrients such as...

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