February 28, 2017
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...
February 21, 2017
This column is repeated every year. The message is simple but so critical to survival rates; “Act in Time to Heart Attack Signs.” What does it mean? Quick response with medical intervention can...
February 14, 2017
Tylenol is the brand name of a drug with the generic name of acetaminophen. While people are familiar with Tylenol, they may not know that its component name is acetaminophen. This is important...
February 07, 2017
 It hits hard and fast. It is very intense. It spreads rapidly from person to person in the home, the school, businesses, health care institutions, college campuses or cruise ships. It causes...
January 31, 2017
For the avid winter sportsman, snow is probably a welcome and exciting event.  However, for the rest of us, snow is an inconvenience and a nuisance! Since there will undoubtedly be winter snow storms...
January 24, 2017
When temperatures are frigid, hypothermia and frostbite can occur rapidly with just a short period of exposure.  You need to take precautions for yourself, your children and for those who are older,...
January 17, 2017
Radon is a colorless, odorless, naturally-occurring radioactive gas that may threaten health when it is present high concentrations. It is the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers. Any home in...
January 10, 2017
We lucked out with the Nor’easter last week, but it is winter and we will certainly have some snow and ice. In the winter months, the Emergency Departments of hospitals see their fair share of...
January 03, 2017
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...
December 20, 2016
You can’t see it, smell it or taste it.  However, this silent killer can make you sick very quickly, or even kill you before you even know it’s there.  The CT Department of Public Health (CT DPH)...

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