Protect yourself from the flu, why don’t you?

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You might have heard reports in various news organizations today that the flu season is off to its earliest start in about 10 years, and is expected to be particularly tough this year. State health officials said that less than 48% of Connecticut residents 6 months of age and older were vaccinated last season. The […] [Read More]
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Is Connecticut helping its smokers quit? Yes and no, says report

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Though Connecticut has made some strides in funding measures that help smokers quit, there’s still a lot of work to be done. That’s according to the American Lung Association’s report “Helping Smokers Quit: Tobacco Cessation Coverage 2012,” which was released today. The report provides a comprehensive review of each state’s tobacco cessation coverage and an […] [Read More]

Taking your temperature on thermometers

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In Sunday’s Connecticut Post, I had a story about thermometers. Many parents in the region don’t own them, mainly because they never have and don’t see a reason to change. Some doctors think this is a bad idea, as knowing the exact severity of a fever is crucial to knowing just how sick someone is. […] [Read More]
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