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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 shot "anytime after Labor Day, October or November is ideal."  Because the viruses are constantly changing, the vaccine is "an educated guess" Staley says on what reseachers are seeing.  According to the American Academy of Pediatrics and the CDC,  everyone six months and older should get a flu shot, every year.  In fact, Staley says, "ideally, everyone in the house should get it if you have anyone under age 5, that includes caregivers." Staley says it's also important to note, if a child is under eight years old, and if it's their first flu shot, they'll need to get two shots, 30 days apart. Staley says years go they would recommend the shot for high risk groups, but since suggesting everyone six months and older get it, she "rarely sees any cases" in their practice.  You can contact your pediatrician or Primary Care Physician to schedule an appointment.  Many pharmacies including CVS and Walgreens are also offering flu shots, just be sure to check with your insurance company to make sure it's covered at a pharmacy.  Also, not all pharmacies carry the shot for children under eighteen, so be sure to ask. 
  • 100 Deadliest Days for Teen Drivers

    100 Deadliest Days for Teen Drivers
    "Can I borrow the car?" I remember asking like it was yesterday.  How my parents ever got through the anxiety of handing over the keys,  I'll never know.  I'll admit, I'm terrified of the day my girls are old enough to drive.  My dad taught me.  He...

    Flavor Profile: Pepe's Pizzeria Napoletana in Fairfield

    Flavor Profile: Pepe's Pizzeria Napoletana in Fairfield
    Fresh clam pizza is what defines Pepe's for me. Whenever I go there, that's what I order. I'm hooked. The other week, Gary Biamonte, grandson of Frank Pepe, who opened the original Pizzeria Napoletana in New Haven, came to the Fairfield Pepe's and got...

    Earnhardt wins at Martinsville

    Earnhardt wins at Martinsville MARTINSVILLE, Va. -- Dale Earnhardt Jr. earned his fourth win of the season and claimed his first career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series win at Martinsville Speedway on Sunday, taking the checkered flag in the Goody's Headache...

    Rick Scott turns again to Chris Christie for campaign help

    Rick Scott turns again to Chris Christie for campaign help
    Gov. Rick Scott sought to create a sense of urgency among outnumbered Republicans in Democrat-heavy South Florida on Sunday, racing around the three counties with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who's quickly become Scott's favorite celebrity political...