February 09, 2016
This column has a simple but critical message: “Act in Time to Heart Attack Signs.” What does it mean? Quick response with medical intervention can prevent permanent heart damage or even save your...
February 02, 2016
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...
January 26, 2016
It has been a pretty mild winter so far, but it would seem an impossibility that we would escape without a winter storm or two. Preparing for a snow storm shouldn’t be too hard, as emergency...
December 14, 2015
Fire has been a part of life from prehistoric days. It has been used to generate heat, cook food and power machinery. Many people get comfort from the flicker of candles while others get enjoyment ...
January 12, 2016
Is There Radon in Your Home? 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...
January 05, 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 22, 2015
It is a festive time of the year. For most, despite the exhaustion, it is a happy time of the year. For some, their happiness comes from family togetherness, parties and presents. For others, their...
December 15, 2015
As we move forward in cold and flu season, the mass marketing of products gets going in full-force. There are the old familiars-decongestants, antihistamines, cough syrups and analgesics (pain and...
December 08, 2015
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? Various studies...
December 01, 2015
People with allergies and chronic sinus trouble suffer with stuffed nasal passages, especially at times when pollen counts are high. Some try over-the-counter pills and nasal sprays. Others use...

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