September 27, 2016
What is not new is that everyone 6 months and older should get a flu vaccination every year. This recommendation has not changed. What is new: 1) Only injectable vaccines will be available this year...
September 20, 2016
As the end of summer looms, don’t think that the mosquitoes and ticks have called it “quits” for the season. In fact, both are still quite active and will be until the first sustained frost (3 days...
September 13, 2016
As summer turns to fall, there is still plenty of time before hibernation and/or migration begins for animals with rabies to continue to show up in the district. You need to continue to be vigilant...
September 06, 2016
Fall is a great season for outdoor festivals. Bright sunny days highlight the stunning fall foliage. Fall harvests of apples and pumpkins bring families and community groups out for a day of fun....
August 30, 2016
As the summer comes to an end, tropical storms and hurricanes followed by winter storms become part of the daily weather watch. In CT, we are pretty fortunate to mostly avoid the misery of tornadoes...
August 23, 2016
There are currently between 2.7 and 3.9 million people living with chronic Hepatitis C, but a million of them don’t even know it. Could you be one of them? The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) state...
August 16, 2016
When the sun beats down, outdoor activity can cause you to sweat. This is good. It is the body protecting itself from overheating.  But sweat can cause skin irritations, especially in folds of skin...
August 09, 2016
August is National Water Quality Month. Your regional water authority is responsible for making sure the public water you use is safe. It is your responsibility to protect the public water supply by...
August 02, 2016
What is RWI? RWI stands for “Recreational Water Illness.” These are illnesses that you can get from contaminated water sources such as lakes, oceans, ponds, rivers, spas, hot tubs, water parks or...
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...

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