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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. ...
  • Chris Brown, Ebola truther? The singer has a theory about the disease

    Chris Brown might have this whole Ebola situation figured out -- and it's much more serious than anyone thought. "I don't know ... But I think this Ebola epidemic is a form of population control. ... getting crazy bruh," the singer said in a tweet...
  • Study: Frozen poop pills may make fecal transplants simpler and safer

    Would you swallow frozen poop in a pill? What if you were infected by a stubborn strain of Clostridium difficile and suffering from diarrhea bad enough to send you to a hospital? It may – OK, probably does – sound gross. But researchers...
  • Texas death shows that with Ebola, we're all Liberians now

    WASHINGTON — Ebola is a nightmare disease that travel restrictions cannot keep out. The correct response should be urgent concern — not panic — and an all-out crusade to extinguish the West Africa outbreak of the deadly virus at its...
  • Apodaca: Sufficient sleep is essential for healthy minds and bodies

    When my younger son was a junior in high school, his packed schedule left appallingly insufficient time for a basic human need: sleep. He was taking four advanced placement classes, played sports, and was co-captain of his school's mock trial team, a...