October 06, 2015
Fall and early winter bring festivals and community events that serve food.  It is a time of the year when groups hold special activities such as agricultural fairs, back-to-school fundraisers and...
September 29, 2015
Probiotics are not medications like antibiotics. They are live microorganisms (bacteria) that are “good” bacteria and can be found in the body or added to certain food products or taken as dietary...
September 22, 2015
Getting a flu vaccine used to be easy. You asked for a flu vaccine and you got one! Now there are many forms and preparations made by six different companies: Three-component (trivalent) formulations...
September 15, 2015
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...
September 08, 2015
Fall is a great season for outdoor festivals. Bright sunny days highlight the stunning fall foliage. Fall harvests of apples and pumpkins bring families and community groups out for a day of fun....
September 03, 2015
As we enter September and the end of summer looms, don’t think that the mosquitoes and ticks have called it “quits” for the season. In fact, both are still quite active and will be until the first...
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...

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