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CT Public Health 5h
Getting a flu vaccine is more important than ever during 2020-2021 to protect yourself and the people around you from flu, and to help reduce the strain on healthcare systems responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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CT Public Health 20h
The Department of Public Health (DPH) is announcing today the start of influenza vaccination clinics in Connecticut for the coming flu season and is encouraging to get vaccinated for the flu as soon as possible. For more information click the link:
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CT Public Health Sep 24
Today is National Women Health & Fitness Day. Women are higher at risk for several illnesses and diseases such as, Cervical Cancer, HPV, and Breast Cancer. Stay mindful of these issues, even when you’re feeling healthy. Learn more by clicking the link:
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CT Public Health Sep 23
Did You Know- Mosquito bites can be more than just an annoying itch! A number of diseases are linked to infectious mosquitoes & can cause a wide-range of physical & mental complications. Click the link for tips to prevent these dangerous diseases.
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CT Public Health Sep 22
If you get a flu vaccine, you are less likely to get flu and to need to go to a doctor’s office, urgent care or emergency room. You are also less likely to be hospitalized or to die from flu.
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CT Public Health Sep 22
Happy Fall!! Today is the first day of Fall and Fall Prevention Awareness Day! Every day, about 8,000 children are treated in U.S. emergency rooms for fall-related injuries. This adds to almost 2.8 million children each year. Click the link to learn more.
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CT Public Health Sep 21
By now, CT residents are getting use to wearing this year’s newest protective accessory. But, did you know when selecting a mask, there are a few dos and don’ts to keep in mind. For the full list click the link:
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CT Public Health Sep 19
Take a moment to reflect on those currently battling Leukemia and to remember those who we’ve lost. Click the link to learn more about Leukemia:
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CT Public Health Sep 18
CDC estimates that youth ages 15-24 make up just over 1 quarter of the sexually active population, but account for 1/2 of the 20 million new sexually transmitted infections that occur in the U.S. each year. Lean how to protect yourself.
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CT Public Health Sep 18
Click the link for weekly updates on the latest data trends providing the key metrics to support local district decision-making on the level of in-person, hybrid (blended), and remote learning model for Pre K-12 education.
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CT Public Health Sep 17
If you are caught in a lightning storm while camping, climbing, or hiking, it is often difficult to find a protected place. Avoid lightning injuries by taking certain precautions during outdoor recreation. Be prepared and click the link to learn more.
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CT Public Health Sep 16
DPH Commissioner issues emergency order to discharge all residents of Three Rivers nursing home in Norwich to other facilities after reports of serious violations at the nursing home too numerous to fix. Click the link for the press release:
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CT Public Health Sep 16
Live WFSB Channel 3 feed of the news conference where the acting DPH Commissioner just announced the order to close Three Rivers nursing home in Norwich and discharge all the residents. Click the link for more.
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CT Public Health Sep 16
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CT Public Health Sep 16
Picking fresh fruit at your local orchard can be a fun family activity. Click the link to make sure you’re cleaning your bounty properly.
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CT Public Health Sep 15
DYK- Following floods, mosquito eggs laid in the soil by previous floodwater. This results in very large populations of floodwater mosquitoes. Learn more by clicking the link:
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CT Public Health Sep 15
For the first time in 14 years, DPH appoints temporary manager to oversee operations at Three Rivers nursing home following widespread Covid-19 outbreak. Investigation found serious lapses in management and infection control practices. Read full release:
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CT Public Health Sep 14
What helps young people make healthy lifestyle choices, resist harmful substances, avoid sexual risk behaviors, or succeed in school? The answers aren’t simple, and many factors are involved, including effective parenting. Click the link to learn more.
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CT Public Health Sep 13
Prevent childhood obesity by consuming nutritious foods and being physically active. Help children grow and maintain a healthy weight throughout childhood and into adulthood.
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CT Public Health Sep 12
DPH warns residents in shoreline areas of Connecticut of illness caused by bacteria in salt or brackish water. Five reported infections caused by Vibrio Vulnificus since July prompts warning. For the complete press release, click the link:
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