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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…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…