October 25, 2016
The best “medicine” for flu is prevention! You have heard this before. The most important current flu prevention tool we currently have is a flu shot. Granted, it is not always the perfect match to...
October 18, 2016
Follow this ten step outline for preventing flu and other flu-like Illnesses in your home, schools and workplaces. Step 1: Get a flu immunization! Science has demonstrated that this is the most...
October 11, 2016
If you get a flu shot, you may think you don’t need a pneumonia shot. However, this is not true. A flu shot may help to prevent complications like certain types of pneumonia, but pneumonia shots...
October 04, 2016
Shingles is like Act II of the play “Chicken Pox.” You can’t get shingles unless you have had chicken pox. Both diseases are caused by the same virus, varicella zoster.  The first time around it...
September 27, 2016
What is not new is that everyone 6 months and older should get a flu vaccination every year. This recommendation has not changed. What is new: 1) Only injectable vaccines will be available this year...
September 20, 2016
As 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 sustained frost (3 days...
September 13, 2016
As summer turns to fall, there is still plenty of time before hibernation and/or migration begins for animals with rabies to continue to show up in the district. You need to continue to be vigilant...
September 06, 2016
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....
August 30, 2016
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...
August 23, 2016
There are currently between 2.7 and 3.9 million people living with chronic Hepatitis C, but a million of them don’t even know it. Could you be one of them? The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) state...

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