May 03, 2016
…and what will follow? It’s barely spring and yet during the night, an army of tiny ants descends upon a dropped bit of last night’s dinner! Apparently, temperatures do not trigger their appearance....
April 26, 2016
Although we don’t typically think of spring as flu season, cases of flu have increased dramatically within our district during March and April and will most likely continue through May.  This column...
April 19, 2016
You have been told that your blood pressure is at a desirable level. That is a good thing. So you probably don’t think about it much and don’t pay too much attention to health information about high...
April 12, 2016
National Volunteer Week is April 10-16, 2016. Quinnipiack Valley Health District wishes to thank all those who volunteer in the community and who have committed to helping others. You do make a...
April 05, 2016
The health of a community is not just the absence of illness or disease. Rather, the health of a community involves all aspects of life, including economic, recreational, environmental, cultural and...
March 29, 2016
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...
March 22, 2016
    …have excessive thirst? Pee often? Feel hungry all the time? Have you lost some weight without trying? (Why worry about that? That’s a good thing, isn’t it?) Are you tired all the time, even when...
March 15, 2016
Most people have heard of the disease, diabetes. But have you heard of prediabetes, or perhaps been told you have prediabetes? A diagnosis of prediabetes offers an opportunity to stop the disease...
March 08, 2016
Undoubtedly, you have heard about Zika from the media. Zika Virus Disease is a disease caused by the Zika virus. It is spread to people primarily through the bite of an infected Aedes species...
March 01, 2016
The acronym F.A.S.T. stands for clues for assessing if someone is having a stroke. F stands for face: Does the face look uneven? Does one side droop down? Is it numb? Can the person smile? A stands...

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