January 17, 2017
Radon is a colorless, odorless, naturally-occurring radioactive gas that may threaten health when it is present high concentrations. It is the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers. Any home in...
January 10, 2017
We lucked out with the Nor’easter last week, but it is winter and we will certainly have some snow and ice. In the winter months, the Emergency Departments of hospitals see their fair share of...
January 03, 2017
No one likes to feel sick. In a day and age when modern medicine can cure so many ills with medications, it would seem reasonable to request an antibiotic when you are sick. However, antibiotics only...
December 20, 2016
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 13, 2016
Is it possible to get through a winter season without a sniffle or sneeze? Most likely not, as we are indoors more than outdoors, sharing the same air with all those who are sick. (Ever notice how an...
December 06, 2016
Who (besides Chevy Chase in National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation) would ever think that decorating for the holidays would result in sending thousands of people to the emergency room? In 2012, the...
November 29, 2016
The State of CT, Department of Public Health has been receiving an increased number of phone calls about HMFD. The information provided below is taken directly from the Centers for Disease Control (...
November 22, 2016
There are many vendors that sell food through catalogs or websites and use a delivery service like the U.S. mail, UPS or FedEx to get them to you. You can choose products that offer complete...
November 15, 2016
Foodborne illness can occur at any time of the year, but spikes are often seen during the  holiday season. The USDA has a meat and poultry hotline that gets especially busy during this time period....
November 08, 2016
Sometimes leftovers are almost as good as the original meal. They can be used for quick dinners and to stretch the food budget. This is especially true around the Thanksgiving meal. (Who doesn’t look...

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