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How Long Does it Take Flu Vaccine to Work? (And Why You Should Get One Now)

Fall means foliage and, unfortunately, flu. This year, the double-whammy of the seasonal respiratory ailment and a predicted second wave of COVID-19 has infectious disease experts urging Americans to rally against quarantine fatigue, maintain safe practices and get a flu shot. According to Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National [...]

Quiet, Please! How It Can Help Stop COVID-19

Shhhhhhh! We’re trying to prevent infection here! Keeping your conversations quiet – or not having them at all! – is the latest suggestion for containing the spread of COVID-19. Dr. Jose Jimenez, a professor at the University of Colorado at Boulder who researches disease transmission, told The Atlantic that loud [...]

What’s Your Risk of Heart Disease? This 5-Minute Test Can Tell You

Two-thirds of adults are at risk of heart disease. Are you? Calcium scoring, a simple, affordable test, is one of the most effective tests in determining your risk of heart disease. And your calcium score might just surprise you. “People who we think are at high risk often have a [...]

Exposed to COVID-19? Despite New CDC Guidance, State Says Get a Test

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention slightly softened controversial new COVID-19 testing guidance Thursday with a statement suggesting tests for people exposed to the virus who do not show symptoms “may be considered.” Earlier in the week, the CDC website quietly updated recommendations to exclude asymptomatic cases. Connecticut, in a break [...]

COVID-19 Side Effect: A Headache That Lasts Longer Than The Virus

A headache is one of the first signs of COVID-19 virus, but it’s now also being recognized as a symptom that lingers long after the illness is over. Dr. Valeriya Klats, a neurologist and headache specialist with the Hartford HealthCare (HHC) Ayer Institute Headache Center in Fairfield County, said the [...]

Why You Should Wait Until At Least Oct. 1 to Get a Flu Shot

Some locations are already offering flu shots, but an infectious disease specialist at St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport, part of Hartford HealthCare, said timing is everything this year. Nationally, public health officials are predicting what they’ve called a “twindemic” when the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic coincides with [...]


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In this FREE webinar, join Dr. Craig Floch, Director of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, to learn about weight loss surgery options, who [...]

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