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Questions About The COVID-19 Vaccines? We Have Answers

As of late December, we have rolled out 2 new COVID-19 vaccines that were approved for emergency use. This is great news. Connecticut has been one of the leaders of distribution and vaccination and we plan to keep it that way,  with important information and guidance for residents in our communities.  Now that there are …

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4 Ways To Prepare For Christmas During COVID-19

Ready for another COVID-19 restricted holiday? This time, you should be planning for smaller gatherings and limiting your chance of exposure. New COVID-19 cases have been reported throughout Connecticut and there are over 45 locations that have high cases of the virus around the U.S. Governor Lamont has kept us in Phase 2.1 since early …

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Many COVID-19 Testing Options For Past and Current Infections. How do I know which one makes sense?

People often talk about COVID-19 testing like it means only one thing. But in reality, approval agencies from around the world have granted emergency-use authorization to more than 200 different tests meant to detect a current or past infection from SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. As testing increases and options for COVID-19 have become …

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4 Ways To Prepare For Thanksgiving During COVID-19

4 Ways To Prepare For Thanksgiving During COVID-19

Before sending out invitations to your Thanksgiving feast, or making travel plans, you should prepare for another COVID-19 restricted holiday.This time, however,  you should be planning for smaller gatherings and limiting your chance of exposure. New COVID-19 cases have been reported throughout Connecticut and there are over 60 communities that have high cases of the …

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3 Halloween Health and COVID-19 Safety Tips for Teens

Your kids are itching to go out for a night of trick or treating, wearing costumes, and some Halloween fun. But, to have fun we also need to make sure that everyone stays healthy and safe. COVID-19 cases are on the rise and it’s making us question whether or not we should postpone plans. Things …

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COVID-19 And Flu Season: A Twindemic You Want To Avoid

COVID-19 and the flu is one “twindemic” you want to avoid. This year the CDC is recommending that everyone over the age of 6 months should get a flu shot in September or October, before the flu season begins. As symptoms for both COVID-19 and the flu can overlap, you don’t want to skip a …

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Angry Bees and Bee Stings: What To Do If You Are Allergic

It is officially nearing the end of summer, which means we are at the height of the “angry bee” season. During this time, stinging bees and wasps become even angrier because they are preparing their queen for the winter, and are more protective near the hive. This aggravated behavior heightens as their local food resources …

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Ticks Are Not Social Distancing: How To Protect Yourself From Lyme Disease

Here in the Northeast, ticks are a serious health threat. We have seen an increase in tick-related illnesses in Connecticut over the years. But, as common as they are, there are ways to prevent you and your family from contracting a tick-borne illness. Social distancing has become a part of our norm, and as we …

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STD’s, Intimate Relations and Social Distancing During COVID-19

Having safe sex during this pandemic is not only for your sexual health, but for everyone around you who is at risk of getting COVID-19. Safe sex during this time of isolation depends on your current relationship situation and, well, why you’re having sex in the first place. If you are single or are in a …

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Spring Allergies or Coronavirus? Know The Symptoms of Each

Spring has sprung early, and most likely, so have your spring allergies. Your spring allergies usually occur when your immune system overreacts to an outdoor allergen, such as pollen.  The most common allergens are pollen’s from wind-pollinated plants, such as trees, grasses, and weeds. If you’re one of the millions of people who have seasonal allergies, …

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