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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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Getting A Flu Shot To Protect The Elderly In 2020

Did you know that by getting your flu shot, you could be protecting the elderly in your community, and family?  That’s right! It’s not only about you. Getting a flu shot is one of the many things you can do to help protect your community. Research has shown that adults over the age of 65 …

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How to prevent Norovirus 2020

The holidays are over, the flu has been infecting people within our community and we’re all wondering…. what’s next? Norovirus, aka “stomach flu” is rearing its ugly head this time of year. Norovirus is an acute gastrointestinal viral infection that can cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and occasional stomach cramping.  As we try to keep everyone …

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