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Is It the Flu or a Cold? How to Know

October brings many things, from colorful leaves to cooler weather, however, it’s also the start of flu season. Seems early, doesn’t it?  Fear not, as the flu, if dealt with early on, is preventable, which is why we need to talk about the flu now. Sometimes, however it can be hard to know if what you have is the flu or […]

By |October 14th, 2017|Blog, Medical Minutes, News & Updates|Comments Off on Is It the Flu or a Cold? How to Know

Flu Shots for Adults Could Help Protect Seniors

According to a recent study out of the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, when healthy adults under age 65 get a flu shot  theres’s a good chance they may also be helping older adults in their communities avoid the flu as well.

Researchers are finding the odds of having a flu-related illness were 21 percent lower among seniors living in […]

By |October 12th, 2017|Medical Minutes|0 Comments

Young Athletes and Concussions; What You Should Know

Here we are! It is fall sports and football season once more.  As we head into the season, our young athletes and the thought of concussions are a bigger concern than ever before, as we now are more aware than ever that the dangers of traumatic brain injuries are real. Although primarily occurring in football players, they are […]

By |September 22nd, 2017|Blog, Medical Minutes|Comments Off on Young Athletes and Concussions; What You Should Know

Is My Child Having An Allergic Reaction to a Bee Sting

As we turn from late summer into early fall we see bee’s getting more aggressive. This is not your imagination. As bees, especially yellow jackets, get close to the end of their season and are preparing to die off, they get angry, and are more likely to display aggressive behavior than throughout the first few […]

By |August 28th, 2017|Medical Minutes|0 Comments

College Vaccines Q and A

Have a child on their way to college? College opens up a new world of opportunity, and a new world of risks. Communal living spaces, less-than-sanitary conditions, and irregular sleeping habits all can leave students vulnerable to disease.

That’s why prevention is key, and vaccines are now being required for incoming freshman, especially if they plan on […]

By |August 15th, 2017|Blog, Medical Minutes|Comments Off on College Vaccines Q and A

How You Can Protect Against West Nile Virus

For the last few years, summer in Connecticut has been wrought with a few insect related health alerts that we need to be aware of. Ticks, especially Lyme Disease carrying deer ticks are one, Zika and West Nile virus, transmitted via mosquitos are the others. Last summer alone, 19 Connecticut towns reported mosquitos carrying the West […]

By |July 26th, 2017|Blog, Medical Minutes|Comments Off on How You Can Protect Against West Nile Virus

12 Signs That You are Suffering From Heat Stroke or Dehydration

There is no arguing the fact that we are experiencing a hot  Connecticut summer. For many feeling “hot” can have worse consequences than mere discomfort.

Heat waves were  attributed to over 7,000 deaths in the U.S.  between 1999-2009, either from heart failure, heat stroke or severe dehydration and should not be taken lightly.

Especially at risk in this heat […]

By |July 18th, 2017|Blog, Medical Minutes|Comments Off on 12 Signs That You are Suffering From Heat Stroke or Dehydration

10 Important Safety Tips When Around Fireworks

We love the  fourth of July. It’s a wonderful day, weekend… often week… filled with backyard bar-b-ques, celebrations, and fireworks. But for about 230 families a year, it also means a trip to the emergency room. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, there are an average 230 fireworks-related injuries near and on the 4th of […]

By |June 29th, 2017|Blog, Medical Minutes|Comments Off on 10 Important Safety Tips When Around Fireworks

Deer Tick Count Expected to be Highest on Record

This year we are learning that Lyme disease carrying deer ticks are expected to be one of the worst tick seasons on record. The good news is this: most tick bites don’t expose people to Lyme Disease, but deer ticks ( also found on mice and other animals that roam New England) do. We thought the […]

By |May 30th, 2017|Blog, Medical Minute Alert, Medical Minutes|0 Comments

How to Tell the Difference Between Poison Ivy and Poison Oak

Do These Rhymes Sound Familiar?
“Leaves of three, let it be”
“Berries white, run in fright”
“Hairy vine, no friend of mine”
They remind us how to spot Poison Ivy and Poison Oak, of course. As a child in summer camp, our counselors had us memorize this rhyme, and it’s served its’ purpose throughout the years. My kids now know […]

By |May 12th, 2017|Blog, Health Updates, Medical Minutes|0 Comments
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