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Ways to Maintain Your Breast Health

By at March 1, 2013 | 9:15 am |

Ways to Maintain Your Breast Health

Breast health is a critical aspect in life that both men and women should be aware of. Being aware is the first step in promoting breast health and knowing what’s normal for your breasts. For women, some concerns may include breast lumps, breast pain, and nipple discharge. It’s important for you to be able to identify what changes to expect while on your menstrual more...

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Hospital Radiologist’s Study Shows Value of Gamma Imaging in Detecting Breast Cancer

By at January 18, 2013 | 8:30 am |

Hospital Radiologist’s Study Shows Value of Gamma Imaging in Detecting Breast Cancer

A recent study by a Hospital of Central Connecticut (HOCC) physician shows that breast-specific gamma imaging (BSGI), when combined with mammography and ultrasound studies, is slightly more indicative of breast cancer than combined studies using mammography and ultrasound. In December, radiologist Jean Weigert, M.D., presented two studies at the San Antonio Breast more...

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People with Chronic Health Conditions Urged to Get a Flu Vaccine

By at November 30, 2012 | 8:00 am |

People with Chronic Health Conditions Urged to Get a Flu Vaccine

If you are one of the millions of Americans with a long-term health condition like asthma, diabetes, stroke, heart or lung disease, this important information about the flu applies to you. When combined with your existing health condition, the flu increases your risk of becoming seriously sick, which could result in an unexpected and expensive trip to the hospital—or more...

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November is Diabetes Awareness Month

By at November 16, 2012 | 9:00 am |

November is Diabetes Awareness Month

Diabetes is a metabolic disorder, which prevents the body from processing food for energy is called. This condition affects how the pancreas secretes the hormone insulin or how it reacts to the hormone. Depending on the type of diabetes it can be controlled by diet, weight loss, oral medication or injected or inhaled insulin. In this country 8.5 percent of the population more...

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More Information for New Parents about SIDS

By at October 26, 2012 | 8:30 am |

More Information for New Parents about SIDS

October is Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Awareness month. Each year in the United States approximately 2,500 infant deaths are attributed to SIDS. SIDS is the leading cause of death for babies one month to one year of age. Most deaths occur when a baby is between two and four months, but the risk is present for the first year of life. SIDS is defined as the more...

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Hand Washing an Easy Way to Prevent Illness

By at October 19, 2012 | 8:30 am |

Hand Washing an Easy Way to Prevent Illness

October 15th, 2012 was Global Hand Washing Day and helped to raise awareness about the benefits of hand washing. Hand washing can be the easiest way to prevent you or your child from getting sick. Many germs that can cause diseases, infections or virus’s, such as the flu, are spread by not washing your hands with soap and water or an alcohol-based product. Germs more...

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Medical Exemption from Vaccinations for School Children

By at September 28, 2012 | 8:45 am |

Medical Exemption from Vaccinations for School Children

According to a study published August 29, 2012 in the Journal of Infectious Disease, authors concluded that vaccine medical exemptions should be more closely monitored to ensure that they are used appropriately. All fifty states allow medical exemptions from school entry requirements. Researchers examined vaccine medical exemptions from school entry kindergarten more...

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Take Time to Get a Flu Vaccine: Protect Yourself and Your Family

By at September 14, 2012 | 8:45 am |

Take Time to Get a Flu Vaccine: Protect Yourself and Your Family

Seasonal influenza is among the most common respiratory illnesses in the United States infecting millions of people every flu season. Symptoms can range from mild to severe. Severe flu complications can lead to hospitalization and sometimes even death. Each year more than 200,000 people are hospitalized from flu related complications. Flu related deaths average 34,000 more...

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Education, Resources Available for Child Immunization

By at August 31, 2012 | 8:30 am |

Education, Resources Available for Child Immunization

It seems appropriate that in August during what is recognized as National Immunization Awareness Month, back to school immunizations have become the focus of a new program through the local health department and schools. This awareness month highlights the need for improving national immunization coverage levels and encourages all people to protect their health by being more...

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Protect Yourself Against HPV’s

By at August 17, 2012 | 8:45 am |

Protect Yourself Against HPV’s

HPV stands for Human Papillomavirus and is currently the most common sexually transmitted infection. There are more than 100 types of HPV and forty of these types affect the genital area. HPV is extremely common affecting about half of all men and 3 out of 4 women at one point in their lives. Most people infected with HPV are unaware they have the virus. Many types of more...

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