Month: December 2014

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Protect Your Skin from Harsh Winter Air

As temperatures drop and the bitter cold of winter sets in you may notice signs of skin damage from the air. Constant exposure to whipping winds and harsh temperatures (bitter cold outdoors and dry heat indoors) can lead to irritated, itchy, flaky, and dry skin. Even worse, irritation can lead to outbreaks of conditions like …

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Decoding Your Cold

Each sniffle, cough, ache, and pain resulting from a cold is a sign that your body is working to fight against the virus. Learn why each symptom occurs, when you should be concerned, and what you can do to feel better fast.   Sore Throat Most sore throats are caused by either mucus in the …

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Truth or Fiction: Unmasking Common Winter Health Myths

“Yes, mom, we heard you! We know it’s cold out there. We’re grabbing our coats right now!” “This scratchy throat and runny nose will definitely get better with some homemade chicken soup.” “Of course we promise to cough into our elbows.” We’ve all heard our mothers’ best remedies and advice for cold and flu season, …

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December 7- 13 is National Flu Vaccine Week

December 7-13 is National Flu Vaccine Week You may have heard recently that many cases of this year’s flu strain is the H3N2 strain, or Influenza A. Our own Dr. Brown was interviewed by the Stamford Advocate last week about whether this changes the protocol for protecting against and treating the flu. He had this to say: …

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Concussions Back In the News; Why We Need to Take Them Seriously

Concussions and Traumatic Brain Injury: Protect Your Athletes With this weeks sad news about the death of Ohio State football player Kosta Karageorge, who suffered from multiple concussions,  we want to take this Medical Minute to  touch on concussion and traumatic brain injuries prevention and education. New legislation in Connecticut requires professionals working with athletes-(coaches, …

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