Smile! The CDC Removes Mask Mandates For Fully Vaccinated Individuals.

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It is a day that many thought would never come. More then a year ago mask mandates became a fact of day to day life in the United States and around the world. This week, the United States Centers for Disease Control (CDC) released new guidance that indicated that in most cases, individuals who are fully vaccinated from the Coronavirus can now go without a mask both indoors and outdoors. The guidance comes as more and more Americans are vaccinated and with the backdrop of kids 12-15 now being eligible to receive the vaccine. With this new guidance a new “normal” is emerging for many who have struggled with wearing a mask throughout the pandemic. While not all indoor spaces are included in the new guidance, most are. The CDC indicated that masks should still be worn on airplanes, on public transportation, inside hospitals, and local businesses that continue to…continue reading

31% Of Americans Don’t Know THIS Fact About Tanning

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We’re getting to a point where everyone is going to want to have that perfect bathing suit tan to make sure you don’t go out onto the beach without looking like you’ve been on the beach for days. Tanning is one way that many people try to get that golden brown skin before hitting the beach in the summer. The problem with tanning is something that 31% of Americans are not aware of and that is that tanning can cause skin cancer. According to a recent study conducted by the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) a full third of Americans were not aware that this behavior is bad for their skin. This is a trouble sign considering that skin cancer is the most common type of cancer among Americans. By the age of 70 nearly 1 in every 5 Americans will have had some form of skincare. The good news…continue reading

Three Ways To Spring Clean Your Health

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Spring has sprung and as the trees bloom and the weather warms, we are thinking of ways to kick our health into high gear. We may not be quite ready for bathing suit weather, but a few small changes to your health routine can leave you healthier and more fulfilled as the spring months turn into summer Not everyone has the same health goals, but we can all do one or two little things that will have a big impact on our physical, emotional, and mental health. Freshen up your plate with in-season fruits and veggies. The spring and summer months are among the easiest to find delicious fruits and vegetables, many of which are grown right here in Connecticut. Visit a farmers market and load up on locally grown delectable and healthy fruits and vegetables. This has the added benefit of supporting a local farmer which is good for…continue reading

Celebrating The Earth Is Good For Your Mind AND Body

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Today is Earth Day. The day that we spend celebrating the world around us and how wonderful it is to be able to breath deeply in our world. Earth Day is a celebration of the Earth but also a time to bring awareness of the damage that we are doing to the Earth and how we can help reverse this damage. It is also a day to take stock in how important nature and natural beauty are to our overall mind, body, and soul. There is nothing more healing then time spent in nature and today is a good day to take some time to appreciate the world around us. Exercise is critical to your overall mental and physical health and the world around us gives us so many opportunities to get out and enjoy. Here are a few places near us that you can get out and enjoy the…continue reading

Be On The Lookout For These Five Side Effects Of The COVID-19 Vaccine

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If you’ve ever gotten the flu vaccine you know that there is a chance that there may be some side effects. Some people report experiencing flu like symptoms after getting the shot. The good news is, these side effects likely only last a few hours up to a day at a time. This is the kind of side effects that you might experience after you get a COVID-19 vaccine. Given that the Johnson & Johnson vaccine has been paused by the federal government, the Moderna and Pfizer vaccine are still being administered and may still come with side effects, including; Pain at the injection site. This may be a lingering pain where you were given the shot and it can last for a few days. Headache. It is important when receiving the vaccine that you hydrate before and after. If you do not, you may experience headaches from the vaccine…continue reading

The CDC Pauses Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Distribution

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The United States Centers for Disease Control (CDC) along with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said today that out of an abundance of precaution they will be pausing distribution of the one-shot Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. The news comes after a series of reports of various state locations pause the vaccine due to severe side effects. This news comes as the United States has vaccinated nearly 50% of all adults with at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. The CDC paused the Johnson & Johnson vaccine after 6 people experienced unusual blood clots which led to one death. The U.S. has administered 7.25 million doses of the Johnson & Johnson when the pause was initiated. The CDC will hold a special meeting to review the facts of the rare cases of blood clots and determine if the vaccine is still able to be used in the U.S.…continue reading