January 27, 2015
As you are walking around a store, a school or some other venue, it is likely you will hear some very “juicy” coughing and sneezing around every corner, especially in the little ones. You may also...
January 20, 2015
The best “medicine” for flu is prevention! You have heard this before. The most important current flu prevention tool we currently have is a flu shot. Granted, it is not always the perfect match to...
January 13, 2015
Radon is a colorless, odorless, naturally-occurring radioactive gas that may threaten health in high concentration. It is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the U.S.  Any home in any...
January 06, 2015
As a culture, Americans are living longer. We desire to live a long and healthy life, both physically and mentally. It is a fact that as we age, our ability to remember begins to wane; often referred...
December 23, 2014
...Sipping chicken soup with rice.” This line from a children’s book by Maurice Sendak may be good advice for all those who get a winter viral illness. Researchers have actually studied the effect of...
December 16, 2014
In the winter months, the Emergency Departments of hospitals see their fair share of injuries from falls on ice or snow. However, there are many strategies you can take to decrease your chances of...
December 09, 2014
You can’t see it, smell it or taste it.  However, this silent killer can make you sick very quickly, or even kill you before you even know it’s there.  The CT Department of Public Health (CT DPH)...
December 02, 2014
In my rush to get my buffet supper out when celebrating a birthday dinner for my father, I dropped a pan of 12 pounds of homemade hot applesauce onto the floor! Fortunately, no one was burned or hurt...
November 25, 2014
Shingles is like Act II of the play “Chicken Pox.” You can’t get shingles unless you have had chicken pox. Both diseases are caused by the same virus, varicella zoster.  The first time around it...
November 18, 2014
1. Salmonella won’t be a concern. 2. Uninvited guests will think twice next year. 3. Your cheese broccoli lima bean casserole will gain newfound appreciation. 4. Pets won’t pester you for your scraps...

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