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...
November 01, 2016
Water conditions can change rapidly (As New Englanders say “If you want to know what the weather is, stick your head outside!) Currently, our area of the state is experiencing a moderate drought....
October 25, 2016
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...
October 18, 2016
Follow this ten step outline for preventing flu and other flu-like Illnesses in your home, schools and workplaces. Step 1: Get a flu immunization! Science has demonstrated that this is the most...
October 11, 2016
If you get a flu shot, you may think you don’t need a pneumonia shot. However, this is not true. A flu shot may help to prevent complications like certain types of pneumonia, but pneumonia shots...
October 04, 2016
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...
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...

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