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Sleep Disorders Defined

Most everyone has had the frustrating experience of feeling fatigue and a lack of energy following a night of sleeping poorly. Fortunately, most people are able to catch up on their sleep the following evening. When falling asleep and or staying asleep becomes an ongoing problem, this is known as insomnia. Chronic insomnia is disruptive to a person’s health and 

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Eating Healthy & Getting Good Daily Nutrition

Eating right and making sure you are getting optimal daily nutrition is all about making the right choices, and making simple changes. Keys to healthy eating include increasing your intake of whole grains, lean proteins, fruits, vegetables, and low-fat dairy products. Cutting back on eating foods with solid, or saturated fats is also very important. Grains are divided into two 

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Winter Safety Tips

Winter Weather Safety Tips When temperatures are extremely cold, especially with high winds, try to stay indoors. If you must go outside, make trips as brief as possible and use these tips to protect your health and safety: DRESS WARMLY AND STAY DRY Hats and heavy scarves are important to decrease the amount of heat escaping from your head. Choose 

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Heart Healthy Tip

Eat at least 25 grams of fiber daily Studies link a high fiber diet with a lower risk of heart disease. Soluble fiber in oats, beans and citrus fruits, such as oranges helps reduce bad cholesterol levels. Opting for whole grains, such as brown rice and whole-wheat pasta, boosts your intake of total fiber. –       Erica Smith, Site Coordinator – 

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Boy is Urgent Care of CT’s 100,000th Patient

When 11-month-old Rylan Spence of Southbury tugged at his ear Saturday, January 5th, his mom Sharon Spence suspected a painful ear infection and brought him to Urgent Care of Connecticut. What Sharon and Rylan’s dad Tren Spence did not realize was little Rylan was Urgent Care of Connecticut’s 100,000th patient. That earned him a check for $500.00 towards his college 

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Highly Contagious 'Norovirus' Spreading in U.S.

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that a highly contagious “stomach bug” called a “norovirus,” is now spreading in the U.S. and worldwide. This particular strain is said to have originated in Australia. Wide-spread norovirus infections can commonly occur on cruise ships and in schools. A norovirus is a major cause of gastroenteritis, which is an inflammation of the 

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January is National Thyroid Awareness Month

Symptoms of an Overactive or Underactive Thyroid… Hyperthyroidism means too much thyroid hormone is being produced by the thyroid gland and the thyroid gland is overactive. Symptoms of Hyperthyroidism Nervousness, Anxiety Irritability Increased perspiration Heart racing Hand tremors Difficulty sleeping Thinning of skin, brittle hair Muscle weakness Frequent bowel movements Weight loss High energy Fatigue Hypothyroidism means that the thyroid 

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2012-2013 Influenza Activity Elevates

Influenza activity continues to increase in the United States and most of the country is now experiencing high levels of influenza-like-illness (ILI), according to Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC’s) latest FluView report. The CDC continues to recommend influenza vaccination and antiviral treatment, when appropriate, at this time. CDC tracks influenza activity year-round and publishes a report weekly on Fridays. According 

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Watch Your Back When You Lift!

Whether you are taking boxes down from the attic to decorate for the holidays, lugging boxes moving to a new home, or lifting regularly at your workplace, it is essential to watch your back. Improper lifting techniques can cause both short and long term back injuries. Learning to lift properly will help you accomplish your tasks while reducing your chances 

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Slowing It Down During the Holidays

The busy holiday season is getting into full swing! You may be feeling that urge to want to do everything for everyone else, but it is important to remember to make sure you are taking care of yourself. Since unmanaged stress can lead to many health issues, make it a personal goal to not overcommit yourself and avoid having stress 

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No Summer Sick Days: Beat the Summer Heat!

4 Ways To Stay Cool This Summer See you later, winter jackets – summer is finally here! Many of us have been anxiously waiting to read a good book by the pool or dip our toes  Read More

No Summer Sick Days: Keep Healthy and Have Fun All Summer Long

As COVID-19 restrictions continue to ease and more Americans are getting vaccinated, you might be feeling a huge sense of relief that life is getting back to business as usual. How  Read More

Can Diarrhea Be an Initial Symptom of COVID-19?

While most of us know some of the common symptoms of COVID-19—such as fever, shortness of breath, and a dry cough—it’s quite common to experience gastrointestinal distress, s  Read More

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"I wanted to take a moment to thank you for the attention you gave me last week. My son was started on antibiotics and ear drops. Within 24 hours he began to feel better. The poor kid had been going to school in tears because he was afraid of missing any more days, but feeling (and looking) just awful! He's not been able to even think about lacrosse practice, but thanks to starting him on antibiotics, he was thrilled to return to practice today."

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