April 14, 2015
National Volunteer Week is April 12-18, 2015. Quinnipiack Valley Health District wishes to thank all those who volunteer in the community and who have committed to helping in times of emergencies....
April 07, 2015
The week of April 6-12, 2015 is National Public Health Week. What exactly is public health and what does it mean for you? Public health is described by the American Public Health Association website...
February 19, 2015
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...
February 19, 2015
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...
February 19, 2015
This column has a simple but critical message: “Act in Time to Heart Attack Signs.” What does it mean? Quick response with medical intervention can prevent permanent heart damage or even save your...
February 11, 2015
No one likes to feel sick. In a day and age when modern medicine can cure so many ills with medications, it would seem reasonable to request an antibiotic when you are sick. However, antibiotics only...
February 11, 2015
The fuel for heating the home is costly, so many residents look for alternatives from traditional fuels like oil, gas or electricity. Outdoor Wood-burning Furnaces (OWFs) and wood stoves are some...
February 11, 2015
Fire has been a part of life from prehistoric days. It has been used to generate heat, cook food and power machinery. Many people get comfort from the flicker of candles while others get enjoyment ...
February 11, 2015
People may be asking, “What’s the big deal about measles? I had it as a kid and I am fine.” That may be true for you, but prior to widespread use of the measles vaccine in 1963 (reconfigured in 1968...
February 10, 2015
Tattoos have been around for centuries and have gained great popularity in recent times. Many tattoos are elaborate works of art. Others are the old standard “Mom,” military-type or former...

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