July 10, 2019
 Our column is called QVHD Connections, but this month we, the health promotion staff at QVHD are writing about disconnecting. You may be asking yourself, “what?”. We live in a world where a lot of...
June 21, 2019
  Summer marks the start of mosquito season, which continues through the Fall. West Nile Virus (WNV) cases can occur during this time, making it important to know how to protect yourself and loved...
May 05, 2019
Spring time is here and summer is right around the corner. That means warmer weather, days with longer sunlight and possible tick exposure! Ticks are most active during warmer months (April –...
April 15, 2019
Safe Storage & Disposal: Protecting Yourself, Others & The Environment Whether it’s ibuprofen to relieve the occasional headache, or Benadryl to alleviate those stubborn seasonal allergies,...
April 15, 2019
We’re back! Formerly known as “An Ounce of Prevention” the Quinnipiack Valley Health District (QVHD) would like to reintroduce ourselves with the start of our new column, “QVHD Connections”. While...
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...

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