October 03, 2017
A flu shot protects against the flu and its complications, which may include forms of pneumonia. But it does not offer protection against the most common type of pneumonia, pneumcoccal disease. If...
September 26, 2017
Everyone 6 months and older should get a flu vaccination every year. You may have heard controversy about the effectiveness of flu shots. While there is some truth to this (it is not a 100% effective...
September 19, 2017
As the summer comes to an end, tropical storms and hurricanes followed by winter storms become part of the daily weather watch. We have recently seen dramatic weather in parts of the United States....
September 12, 2017
You don’t want to buy a treadmill and you don’t want to join a gym. Your schedule is so busy, you really can’t fit in an exercise program. But don’t despair. There are many ways you can increase...
September 05, 2017
Excessive thirst; frequent urination; hungry all the time; weight loss without dieting; tired all the time, even after sleeping; blurry vision; dry skin; sores that are slow to heal; more frequent...
August 29, 2017
As the summer comes to an end, tropical storms and hurricanes followed by winter storms become part of the daily weather watch. In CT, we are pretty fortunate to mostly avoid the misery of tornadoes...
August 22, 2017
Some dates have more meaning than other dates in our lives.  Anniversary dates, such as the day of marriage or the day a child was born or a dear one dies become markers of memories.  They can be a...
August 15, 2017
August and September are very busy times for bees. With flowers in full bloom, end of summer barbeques and fall festivals, bees have many opportunities to do what bees do. They fill the flower...
August 08, 2017
As the end of summer approaches, mosquitoes and ticks are the last to call it “quits” for the season. In fact, both are still quite active and will be until the first sustained frost (3 days or more...
August 01, 2017
August is National Water Quality Month. Your regional water authority is responsible for making sure the public water you use is safe. It is your responsibility to protect the public water supply by...

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