COVID-19 Vaccine Timeline Released By Governor Lamont

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Until now there have been significant restrictions on who could be vaccinated against the Coronavirus here in Connecticut. Until now the age restriction was for those 65 years and older and first responders/health care workers. That is about to change. On Monday, Governor Lamont released the latest information on who will be receiving vaccinations and when. The following categories of people will be eligible; March 1st, 2021 – Ages 55-64 March 22nd, 2021 – Ages 45-54 April 12th, 2021 – Ages 35-44 May 3rd, 2021 – Ages 16-34 This aggressive timeline has been set forth by the Governor so that some of the guessing that has surrounded the vaccine rollout can be eliminated and now there is clear guidance on who will get the vaccinations and when. Another item of note in the Governor’s announcement was that teachers and other early childhood educators will be prioritized and will be eligible…continue reading

Three Telling Heart Health Statistics You Should Be Aware Of

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We continue to raise awareness for heart health during #HeartHealthMonth and in that light we are going to highlight some statistics. Why is it important to understand statistics? For one, statistics help guide public health officials in making decisions on things such as health resources, awareness campaigns, and where the largest problem exists. Secondly, statistics help the general public understand how prevalent a particular issue is and who is most likely to come in contact with the issue. This will help guide personal health decisions. With that in mind, here are some heart disease statistics to keep in mind from the United States Centers for Disease Control (CDC): Heart disease is the leading cause of death in ALL groups in the United States. Every 36 seconds another person dies from cardiovascular disease. 1 out of every 4 deaths in the United States can be tied to heart disease. 805,000 Americans…continue reading

Promising News From Johnson & Johnson on One Shot COVID-19 Vaccine

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While vaccines for COVID-19 are being administered throughout Connecticut and the rest of the U.S. more companies have vaccines in trials and are looking for Emergency Use Authorization from the United States Centers for Disease Control (CDC.) Johnson & Johnson is one of those companies. The vaccine, which is in Phase III trials globally has been shown to be 66% effective, but importantly is also 85% effective against serious disease and hospitalization. One of the things that sets this vaccine apart from the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines which have been proven to be 95% effective against the disease is that the Johnson & Johnson vaccine is only one shot and does not have as many challenging handling instructions, for instance it does not need to be stored at freezing cold temperatures. According to the CDC and Dr. Anthony Fauci, the Johnson & Johnson vaccine shows promising results and could ease…continue reading

Welcome To Heart Health Month

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You already know that entering into February we’re feeling the love. Of course, as Valentine’s Day approaches we want to wish you all love and happiness. Having love in your life is one of the best things you can do for your health, whether it be family, friends, neighbors, or a spouse, feeling the love can motivate your mind and body to be a healthier you. This Heart Health Month we will look at various ways you can show the love to your body and keep your heart healthy. To start, here are some small things you can do in your daily routine that can drastically improve your heart health; Exercise. One of the best things you can do for your heart is to start on an exercise regimen. Start small and don’t overexert yourself. Before you begin any new exercise routine you’ll want to consult a medical provider. Improve…continue reading

5 Ways To Relieve Stress

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The New Year is just underway and it’s been quite a hair raising year already. Stress continues to plague many with so much uncertainty in the world and the vaccine rollout slower then many had hoped. One of the key components of health is to make sure your body is free from stress. Stress has a very negative affect on your health, but the good news is that there are plenty of things you can do to relieve your stress. We’ve gather a handful of things you can do to make sure you don’t have to visit a Connecticut urgent care facility with high stress levels this year. Try some of these ideas out and you’ll feel relaxed and ready to tackle the day in no time. Get out in nature. It can be hard to do this in the winter, but the fresh air is so rejuvenating and according…continue reading

3 Reasons You Should Restart Your New Year’s Resolutions Today

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It’s been a wild start to the new year already and 2021 is showing no signs of slowing down. Lots of interesting and weird things lie ahead so it’s no wonder that a large percentage of people who made resolutions are already giving up on them. Making a significant change in your life while the world around you seems to be in constant flux is one of the most challenging things you can do. There is hope. Despite what the TV shows and magazines will tell you, you can actually start a new year’s resolution any time, all year long. It is never too late to start working toward a better you. So, we’ve got three reasons you should start your resolutions over, even now in late January if you have already given up on them in the early part of the month. You owe it to yourself. It’s been…continue reading