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Connecticut RSV Season 2023

rsv season 2023

Winter months are approaching— and so are common viral illnesses such as RSV. Each year, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) causes around one million visits to healthcare providers among children younger than 5, and thousands more among older adults. Learn how to spot the signs and symptoms of RSV and what you can do to protect… Read More

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Should You Take a Probiotic Multi Enzyme?

probiotic multi enzyme

Probiotic multi-enzymes are among the hundreds of supplements lining pharmacy and supermarket shelves. With millions of Americans regularly using them, why exactly are probiotic multi-enzymes so popular and how can they boost health? Your gut microbiome houses trillions of bacteria. While certain bacteria are harmful, a healthy microbiome has plenty of “good” bacteria to keep the bad bacteria… Read More

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Hot Tub Health Benefits as the Cold Weather Moves In

Hot Tub Health Benefits

Hot tubs have long been considered a relaxing way to warm up on a cold Connecticut night, but the benefits go beyond increasing body temperature. Common hot tub health benefits include: 1.      Relaxation and Stress Reduction Do you feel less stressed after a warm bath? Science reveals there’s a legitimate reason why they may have… Read More

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Connecticut Flu Season and How to Protect Yourself

connecticut flu season

More than 27 million Americans were diagnosed with the flu last year according to estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — with more than 34,000 cases in Connecticut alone. Experts are projecting another year of record-breaking flu counts as manufacturers gear up to supply millions of vaccines across the nation. As Connecticut “flu… Read More

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When It’s Time to Seek Help from CT GI Specialists

CT GI Specialists

If you’re experiencing uncomfortable digestive symptoms like bloating, heartburn, or bowel changes, it may be time to seek the help of CT GI specialists. With these symptoms, your primary care doctor may refer you to a GI specialist, also known as a gastroenterologist. A GI specialist is a medical professional who specializes in diagnosing and… Read More

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CT Nephrologist Explains Why Kidney Health is Important to Your Overall Health

kidney health

When it comes to wellness, typically, people think first about the importance of heart, gut, and even skin health. However, those systems are only part of the bigger picture. Less often thought of as you move through daily lives, yet a critical component of your well-being is kidney health.

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Preventative Care Provided by Milford CT’s Best Primary Care Doctors

Rheumatologist vs Endocrinologist CT

When it comes to health, preventative care is the cornerstone to overall wellness. Unfortunately though, less than 10 percent of American adults 35 and older receive the preventive health services recommended to them. Staying on top of recommendations and potentially improving your health outcomes is simpler than you might think— and it starts with finding a Connecticut… Read More

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Preparing for a Colonoscopy in Connecticut: The Importance of Choosing the Right Jello Color

Preparing for a colonoscopy in connecticut

Colonoscopies are notorious for their extensive, and sometimes unpleasant, preparations. But with colorectal cancers as the fourth most common cancer diagnosed in men and women, colonoscopy prep is worth any uncomfortable side effects. Fortunately, preparing for a colonoscopy isn’t as complicated as it used to be. You can follow simple instructions leading up to the colonoscopy… Read More

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Finding the Best Primary Care Doctor in CT: A Comprehensive Guide

Best Primary Care Providers in Connecticut

By: Physicians Alliance of Connecticut Whether you just moved to Connecticut, recently changed health insurance, or looking to switch primary care providers (PCP), sifting through all the available options in your area can be overwhelming. To find the best primary care doctor in CT for you, knowing what to look for and questions to ask… Read More

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How to Find a PCP in Connecticut: 5 Tips

How to Find a PCP in Connecticut

The Centers for Disease Control states that approximately six in ten adults in the U.S. are living with a chronic disease and four in ten adults have two or more chronic diseases, including heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. The key to treating chronic disease is to detect it early; early detection and treatment usually lead… Read More

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