July 21, 2015
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...
July 14, 2015
Do you find that you are hesitant to immediately take off when your traffic light turns green? You start to go and fortunately you hesitate as someone runs the red light. (Hopefully you are not the...
July 07, 2015
Rabies in wildlife within the Quinnipiack Valley Health District (Bethany, Hamden, North Haven and Woodbridge) has re-emerged this spring, with rabies showing up in a raccoon and a bat. Therefore, it...
June 30, 2015
The weather can suddenly become very hot. Nature adapts to this kind of change more skillfully than humans do.  We may not recognize that even if our daily activities do not change, our body’s need...
June 23, 2015
They arrived in abundance and their population has not decreased! They will be with us all summer and into the fall. The “they” are ticks which are bothersome, nuisance insects that can carry disease...
June 16, 2015
There is currently an advertisement on the radio that asks if you can hear the bacteria on your food multiplying. That ad truly captures the fact that food can become contaminated by harmful bacteria...
June 09, 2015
Fishing season is open! Fish is a good, low-fat, and economical source of protein. Many healthy heart programs recommend eating more fish meals. However, fish tend to take up chemicals such as...
June 02, 2015
For many people summer activities include getting a tan.  You might think that these people don’t know about the relationship between sun exposure and skin cancer.  But most of them do.  In fact,...
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....

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