At this time of year it’s very likely that your child could pick up a cold, or the flu from school or other group activities. But sometimes, a cold or flu can linger, turning into something far more harmful. We know it can be scary, so we’ve put together a guide of what to do […]
You’ve probably been getting a flu shot since you were a child–for many as young as 6 months old. Today, that’s the age the CDC recommends children begin getting the annual vaccine. Not much changed about the vaccine you’ve been getting for ages until the flu begin to morph into different strains, requiring different vaccines. In 2012 […]
July is UV Awareness Month
Sunburn should not be taken lightly. Most people don’t realize that skin cancer a is the most common cancer in the United States The good news however, is that skin cancer is preventable.
UV Prevention tips:
1) Apply a good amount of broad spectrum sunscreen with an SPF 15 or greater. Dermatologists recommend a strength of […]
New Regulations For Concussions and What You Need to Know
Connecticut has recently passed laws requiring coaches, trainers, phys-ed teachers and anyone working with student athletes or professional athletes to under-go training on how to diagnose, treat and educate their athletes on the dangers of concussions and head injuries caused by sever blows to the heads.
June is Hernia Awareness Month
What are hernias?
The most common hernia is a groin, or “inguinal” hernias. Hernias form as a bulge usually in men but also in women. They may form a bulge in their groin that may or not be tender or painful and are very common. Men especially have approximately 27% lifetime risk […]
Seasonal allergies in the northeast are expected to be hitting us in Connecticut earlier than usual, and with more vengeance due to this past winters extreme cold. With so much melting snow here in Connecticut, a lot of moisture has been produced and is expected to cause more pollen and mold spores to form than in […]
Spring sports have begun! We want to give you some tips to avoiding injury this season.
1) Receive a sports physical: While these are often required, even if they are not, it is a good idea to receive a physical to screen for any possible issues or potential injury risks.
2) Warm Up: Do not jump right […]