Flu activity still high, but might be tapering off

The number of flu cases in the state is still rising and has reached more than 3,750 for the season, according to the latest data from the state Department of Health. However, the percentage of total hospital emergency rooms visits attributed to flu has declined, as has the percentage of outpatient visits by those with […] [Read More]

Connecticut selected for initiative to improve birth outcomes

The National Governors Association (NGA) recently selected Connecticut and three other states to participate in its Learning Network on Improving Birth Outcomes. The network is designed to assist states in developing, implementing and aligning their key policies and initiatives related to improving birth outcomes. The NGA will hold in-state sessions with the selected states and […] [Read More]

The Edge urges you to shed pounds, fight cancer

On Feb. 7, The Edge Fitness Clubs — which has branches throughout the state — will kick off The Edge Revolution, an eight-week body change program, and will donate $1 for every pound participants lose during the program to Al’s Angel’s, a local cancer support charity helping thousands of families and children in the Fairfield […] [Read More]

Bridgeport Hospital seeks comfort food recipes

Bridgeport Hospital is seeking favorite comfort food recipes from the public for possible use in its upcoming cookbook, “Heart Smart Comfort Food: New Approaches to Old Favorites.” The cookbook will be published later this year and offered for free through the hospital’s call center and website. Recipes may be sent online to www.bridgeporthospital.org/heartrecipes, faxed to […] [Read More]

Adventures in physical fitness

I am ridiculously out of shape. I’m overweight. I lack in such important areas as strength and flexibility. My diet, though not horrible, could be a lot better. And I don’t exercise nearly enough — which is to say that I barely exercise at all. I am, in other words, not that different from most […] [Read More]
Categories: General, health

Flu totals in state continue to rise

The number of confirmed flu cases in the state has exceeded 3,000 and the number of deaths from the illness has reached 17, according to the state Department of Public Health. The DPH released its latest flu statistics today and, according to them, this bumper flu season hasn’t eased off a bit. To date, a […] [Read More]

Health department: Many Connecticut residents at risk for poor oral health

Many Connecticut residents are at risk for poor oral health, according to oral health data collected by the state Department of Public Health. Today, according to a press release, the department presented the data at the Legislative Office Building. Based on recent public health survey data, many children in Connecticut do not get the dental […] [Read More]
Categories: General

DPH: Don’t use outdoor pesticide on bed bugs

The Connecticut Departments of Public Health (DPH), Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP), and The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station (CAES) are warning the public not to use outdoor pesticides to treat for bed bugs. “Pesticides meant for outdoor use should never be used inside under any circumstance,” says DPH Commissioner Dr. Jewel Mullen said in a […] [Read More]