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  • 37 Routine Activities Ranked by Risk of COVID-19 Infection

    July 07, 2020

    COVID-19 has redefined risky behavior. So how do we know what’s more risky: getting a haircut, eating inside a restaurant, traveling by plane or shaking someone’s hand? Trick question. They’re equally risky to our health, according to a new risk-assessment chart produced by the Texas Medical Association COVID-19 Task Force and…

  • Center for Healthy Aging Services Now Available at St. Vincent’s

    July 06, 2020

    The resource coordinator at Hartford HealthCare Center for Healthy Aging’s new location at St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport is assisting employees and their loved ones by telephone and email in connecting with supportive services to achieve the optimum quality of life. During the pandemic, Marleine St. Juste’s assessments determine…

  • What’s in the Fish You Eat? What About Local Fish?

    July 01, 2020

    Fish is a nutritional Hall of Fame protein loaded with heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins D and B2, calcium, phosphorous and minerals. Eating low-fat fish at least twice a week, says the American Heart Association, can lower your blood pressure and your risk of a heart attack of stroke. Unless,…

  • Is the Worst to Come? How COVID-19 Could Upend State’s Phase 3 Reopening

    June 30, 2020

    The good news is that Connecticut is heralded as one of two states, with neighboring Rhode Island, experiencing a consistent decline in COVID-19 cases. The not-so-good news is the World Health Organization revelation that “the worst is yet to come.” WHO Director General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus pointed to the…

  • Why Stinging Bees Are Attracted to You (And Why Beekeepers Wear White)

    June 29, 2020

    For most people, a sting from a bee, wasp or hornet is just painful, but for some, it can be life-threatening. According to the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, three in 100 adults in the United States have life-threatening allergies to insect stings. How Do I Know if I’m…

  • Drink These Juices to Avoid Sun Damage to Your Skin

    June 29, 2020

    Sunburn is more than a painful nuisance – it’s a serious health risk, especially for the young. The risk of melanoma increases with every significant burn. While wearing sunscreen year round is important, it’s really not enough. Sunglasses, hats and visors are great summer survival tools for all ages. It…

  • The 10 Riskiest Foods to Eat at a Cookout

    June 29, 2020

    According to the Center for Foodborne Illness Research & Prevention, one out of every six of us will get some sort of food poisoning this year – and summer is peak season. We can’t necessarily blame our last meal, because it can take anywhere from hours to days for symptoms…

  • 10 Tips to Keep Your Summer Entertaining Safe During COVID-19

    June 26, 2020

    The summer season is officially underway and whether you’re spending the Fourth of July holiday weekend at home – again! – or widening your world in some way, chances are you’ll be trying to socialize sometime soon. COVID-19 social distancing guidelines have kept us largely at home. As infection rates…

  • What is Heatstroke? And What Can You Do About it?

    June 26, 2020

    Heatstroke is the most severe form of dehydration, and occurs when your internal temperature rises to dangerously high levels. Your skin gets hot, but you stop sweating. Someone with heatstroke may pass out, have hallucinations, or suffer seizures. Skin flushed, dry and hot to the touch. Altered mental state. Nausea…

  • Summer Survival Tools: Get Ready, It’s Fireworks Season

    June 26, 2020

    It’s best to leave the fireworks displays to the pros. Sadly, the number of fireworks-related deaths and injuries each year is on the rise, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. “Unfortunately, we do tend to see an uptick in injuries related to fireworks at this time of year,” said…

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