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  • Flu Season

    Flu Season
    The leaves are changing, the apples are being picked and you can find a fair every weekend, but fall also means the start of flu season.  According to Debbie Staley, a nurse practioner at Sutay and Stewart Pediatrics in South Windsor, you should get a flu...
  • New CDC Report Says Kids Get Too Much Screen Time

    New CDC Report Says Kids Get Too Much Screen Time
    A new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggests kids are getting way too much screen time. The study asserts that 98% of 12 to 15 year olds watch television daily, many exceeding the 2 hour a day time limit recommended by...
  • CDC: Autism Spectrum Disorder on the Rise

    CDC: Autism Spectrum Disorder on the Rise
    According to new research by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in 68 children in the United States has been identified with Autism Spectrum Disorder.  This is 30% higher than previous estimates.  The new data was collected by researchers...
  • Autism Awareness Day

    Autism Awareness Day
    Expect to see a whole lot of blue tomorrow in Connecticut and around the world! Tomorrow, April 2nd, is World Autism Awareness Day. Each year, for the past 7, Autism Speaks celebrates "Light It Up Blue", which is a global initiative that kicks off ...
  • 'Spectrum of Kindness' Debuts on Autism Awareness Day

    'Spectrum of Kindness' Debuts on Autism Awareness Day
    Today, at the State Capitol's Autism Awareness Day ceremony, the Hospital for Special Care, located in New Britain, debuted a new online resource called the Spectrum of Kindness (www.spectrumofkindness.org). "It's an opportunity for families to share...
  • CDC's New Guidelines for Managing Food Allergies in Schools

    CDC's New Guidelines for Managing Food Allergies in Schools
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has developed first-of-their-kind voluntary guidelines for managing food allergies at school. According to the report, studies show that 16-18% of kids with food allergies have had a reaction from...
  • Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Education Bill On Hold For Now

    Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Education Bill On Hold For Now
    This Mommy Minute segment aired on Fox CT last week, profiling Mystic mom, Lisa Saunders, who was asking legislators to make Connecticut the second state in the nation, after Utah, to require education about CMV, cytomegalovirus, to expectant mothers. ...
  • Pentagon: Military mistakenly shipped live anthrax samples

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday it is investigating what the Pentagon called an inadvertent shipment of live anthrax spores to at least one, and perhaps as many as nine, laboratories that expected to receive dead spores. "At...
  • Obese and overweight pets need our help

    As our love for our pets has grown, so have the pets themselves. An estimated 52.6 percent of U.S. dogs are overweight or obese, and 57.6 percent of U.S. cats are overweight or obese, according to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP). Many...
  • Study finds autism rates probably haven't changed even as cases have climbed

    In the largest study of its kind, a Swedish group has determined that actual autism rates probably have not changed in recent years, even though diagnoses of autism cases continue to climb. The research, led by Sebastian Lundstrom and colleagues at the...
  • Keeping blood pressure in check

    May is National High Blood Pressure Education Month. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in three — or 67 million — American adults suffer from high blood pressure. Dr. Gary Manko, an internist and president of...