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...
May 09, 2017
As the weather continues to warm and spring blossoms into summer, insects unquestionably become part of the outdoor environment. The mosquito has been the “bearer” of bad news for the last several...
May 02, 2017
Fishing season is open! Fish is a good, low-fat, and economical source of protein. Many healthy heart programs recommend eating more fish meals due to the effect of fish oils. Other nutrients such as...
April 25, 2017
National Volunteer Week is April 23-29, 2017. Quinnipiack Valley Health District wishes to thank all those who volunteer in the community and who have committed to helping QVHD in times of...
April 18, 2017
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...
April 11, 2017
This health column has appeared in various publications over the past 30 years. Each column tries to focus on an issue related to prevention of health issues and promotes information on how to...
April 04, 2017
The week of April -9, 2017 is National Public Health Week. Everyone knows what medical care is. But do you know what public health is? Furthermore, why should you care? To help you understand the...
March 28, 2017
Have you noticed more marketing for “clean food?” Upon first seeing a commercial promising clean food by year’s end, the question came to mind, “Is the food we have been eating dirty?” Along with the...
March 21, 2017
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) over 86 million people have pre-diabetes. Could one of them be you? Most people have heard of the disease, diabetes. But many have not heard of...

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