July 18, 2017
There are illnesses that you can get from contaminated water sources such as lakes, oceans, ponds, rivers, spas, hot tubs, water parks or pools. Germs in these sources can enter your body through...
July 11, 2017
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 04, 2017
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 27, 2017
WebMD 2011 (www.WebMD.com) has a list of the 7 most common reasons people end up in the emergency room (ER also known as the ED or emergency department) during the summer months. You can probably...
June 20, 2017
What is the advantage to running a red light? Does it really make that big a difference for your arrival time at the desired destination? In fact, running the red light could land you or someone else...
June 13, 2017
Although the weather has been cool and rainy, summer is bound to begin. Along with summer comes the tradition of barbecues, picnics, camping trips and outdoor eating.  For public health staff, this...
June 06, 2017
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...
May 30, 2017
It’s a quirky thing. It has been my experience that when people learn they have high cholesterol, they will usually accept the diagnosis and attempt to lower it with diet, medication, exercise or a...
May 23, 2017
In early April, the CT Agricultural Station reported that there has been an abundance of ticks this spring and that a higher percent of them have tested positive for the bacteria that causes tick-...
May 16, 2017
We live in an age of fancy medical tests like CAT scans and MRIs. These tools can be invaluable in assessing a health problem. However, some simple tests that have been around for a long time are...

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