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Fatigue Can Be a Mental or Physical Symptom

Fatigue is defined as a feeling of lack of energy and motivation, it can be physical or mental or a combination of both. About 20 percent of Americans claim to be fatigued, physical causes account for 20-60% of the time…

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Safety Hints and Advice for Older Drivers

In 2007, there were 31 million licensed drivers ages 65 and older in the United States. According to the Center for Disease Control, an average of 500 older adults are injured every day and more than 183,000 older adults were…

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A Fictional Health Disaster Story Due to Budget Cuts

There is a small outbreak of a gastrointestinal illness in a medium sized city, around 70,000 people. People initially experience stomach cramping. This quickly progresses to diarrhea. In most people, the symptoms last three to four days, then resolve. Many…

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Top Ten: Things to Do Before You Get Pregnant

A healthy pregnancy and birth begins before conception. Pre-conception planning is important because a baby’s vital organs are growing during the first several weeks of pregnancy. If you are thinking about having a baby, here are a few tips to…

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Community Baby Shower Planned for May 9

The New Britain Health Department will host a free community-wide baby shower for pregnant women who are city residents. The event will take place on Wednesday May 9 from 2-4 p.m. at the YWCA, 22 Glen Street. There will be…

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Health Information in the Internet: Can it Be Hazardous to Your Health?

Today, what information can consumers not find on the internet? With the launch of WikiLeaks, even classified documents can now be accessed by the curious. Health information is no exception. Many have searched the internet to find out why that…

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National Infant Immunization Week is Coming

April 21 – 28 marks the celebration of National Infant Immunization Week across the United States. “Immunization: The Power to Protect” is this year’s theme. Over 500 communities throughout the United States–from New York City to San Diego, California are…

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NB Health Department Highlights Health Impacts of Sexually Transmitted Diseases

April is Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Awareness Month and The New Britain Health Department is urging people who are sexually active to GYT: Get Yourself Tested! Approximately 19 million new sexually transmitted infections occur every year in the United States…

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Asthma Affects 20 Million People and Is Still Growing

According to the American Lung Association, each day 40,000 people miss school or work because of asthma. 30,000 people have an asthma attack and 11 will die as a result of asthma. The Asthma and Allergy Foundation states that an…

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Skin Cancer Can be the “Silent Killer”

Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States with more than 3.5 million cases occurring per year according to the Skin Cancer Foundation. That is more cases per year than breast, prostate, lung, and colon…