May 26, 2015
Many grocery stores and farmers markets now sell foods that are identified as “organic.” It is currently estimated by the USDA that almost 60% of retail food chains have an “organic” section (up from...
May 19, 2015
It had barely begun to warm up. Snow flurries were still part of our world. Yet at the end of March, three creature-species made their appearance in the house: the fly, the ant and the ladybug....
May 12, 2015
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 05, 2015
These are the facts: Colon cancer affects both men and women and all racial and ethnic groups. Colon cancer is the second leading cancer killer in the U.S. Early screening and detection saves lives....
April 28, 2015
Last spring and continuing right through early winter was a very busy season for District Animal Control Officers. They dealt with numerous wild animals that were aggressive, tangled with a domestic...
April 21, 2015
When you think about healthy people, what comes to mind? Most people might respond a person who is not sick or does not have a disease and has healthy lifestyle habits, such as exercising, eating...
April 14, 2015
National Volunteer Week is April 12-18, 2015. Quinnipiack Valley Health District wishes to thank all those who volunteer in the community and who have committed to helping in times of emergencies....
April 07, 2015
The week of April 6-12, 2015 is National Public Health Week. What exactly is public health and what does it mean for you? Public health is described by the American Public Health Association website...
February 19, 2015
Imagine you have just found the perfect house! Well, almost perfect. It’s a little small and has too few bedrooms, but over the years you plan to be there, you will add on as your family grows. Or...
February 19, 2015
As you start your spring cleaning, don’t even consider dumping unwanted household products down roadside drains.  Roadside drains are called catch basins or storm sewers.  You may think that these...

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