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...
February 23, 2016
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 16, 2016
Measuring blood pressure has long been a part of routine health screenings. As simple as it seems, it offers a picture of heart functioning. It is always measured in two numbers. The top number,...
February 09, 2016
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 02, 2016
In the winter months, the Emergency Departments of hospitals see their fair share of injuries from falls on ice or snow. However, there are many strategies you can take to decrease your chances of...
January 26, 2016
It has been a pretty mild winter so far, but it would seem an impossibility that we would escape without a winter storm or two. Preparing for a snow storm shouldn’t be too hard, as emergency...
December 14, 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 ...
January 12, 2016
Is There Radon in Your Home? Radon is a colorless, odorless, naturally-occurring radioactive gas that may threaten health in high concentration. It is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the U...
January 05, 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)...
December 22, 2015
It is a festive time of the year. For most, despite the exhaustion, it is a happy time of the year. For some, their happiness comes from family togetherness, parties and presents. For others, their...

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