NYC Mayor Implements Vaccine Requirement For Indoor Public Spaces

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If you want to go out for a night on the town in New York City you’re going to need to present proof of vaccination from COVID-19. The vaccination mandate applies to all who wish to enter an establishment as well as those that work there. It does NOT however apply to children under the age of 12 who are not yet vaccinated. New Yorkers or anyone visiting the city will be required to show proof of vaccination in the form of a vaccine card, the New York Excelsior Pass phone app, or the city’s new vaccine pass. The controversial move comes as New York’s vaccine rate is just above 50% for those who are fully vaccinated and the positivity rate for the virus is creeping back up. At last check the positivity rate for New York City was 3.09% which is above the recommended 1.0% when it is safe…continue reading

Three Reasons You Shouldn’t Put Off Your Eye Exam

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August is eye exam month and while many people skip their eye exam until they start to have troubles with their eye sight, it is actually an important part of your overall health to get an exam every year. Your eye sight doesn’t go away overnight, but it slowly deteriorates and you may not even be aware that it is happening. That is why it is so important to have a professional examine your eye sight each year to insure that it is still in good shape. There are more reasons besides just insuring that your eye health is taking care of for you to get an eye exam. Some of these reasons include: An eye exam can detect health problems that are not typically associated with eye health like diabetes, high blood pressure, and arthrosclerosis (hardening of the arteries.) Good vision is critical to your avoidance of other life…continue reading

Should I Exercise In The Extreme Heat?

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The summer of 2021 has been a unique one with temps soaring into the 90s, but also at times barely getting out of the 60s. It’s been strange, and it’s not over yet. Here we are at the end of July and we will undoubtedly have a few more heat waves before the cool, crisp, fall air arrives. With that in mind, we get the question all the time about exercising in the extreme heat. When the mercury rises over 90 degrees it can be challenging to find the motivation to exercise, let alone once you understand the dangers of exercising in extreme heat. The question then becomes, is it dangerous to workout in the extreme heat? The short answer is, yes. That being said, it doesn’t mean you can’t get a workout in on a hot day. Here are some tips and tricks to get a good workout in…continue reading

How To Prevent Overheating When Temps Rise

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We are not yet out of the month of July and we have had one of the hottest summers on record here in Connecticut. The rising temperatures will only continue to increase as the years pass by and it is important to understand how you can avoid overheating while still being productive. Applying some of the following steps to your day to day life during the summer will help keep you, your house, and your car cool. Wear the appropriate clothing. If you can wear shorts during the summer months, do that. Avoid any heavy clothing that will keep the hot air in and will not allow your body to breath. Spend some time finding clothes that are lightweight and breathable. This will have a cooling affect on your body all summer long. Keep your windows and doors closed during the hottest times of the day. If you do not…continue reading

New Restrictions Cast A Shadow Over The Tokyo Olympic Games

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With just under two weeks from the Opening Ceremonies at the Tokyo Olympic Games, the Japanese government has added new COVID-19 restrictions on most of the venues for the athletic competitions. As concerns continue over the spread of COVID-19, Japanese officials have announced that spectators will no longer be able to be present during the competitions. Nearly two months ago Japanese officials announced that no spectators from abroad would be allowed to enter Japan and view the games in person. The new restrictions apply to Japanese residents who were going to be allowed inside venues. That is no longer the case. Getting the Olympics to happen in the first place during a global pandemic has been a monumental task. These games were already postponed a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic and now these greater restrictions and growing concerns for athlete safety are casting a longer shadow on the games.…continue reading

The Facts You Need To Know About Marijuana

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Now that the state of Connecticut has legalized marijuana use for recreational purposes it is important to know the health facts that surround the drug. While it is legal to possess and smoke small quantities of marijuana for personal use in the state there are some risks that come with smoking. According the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) there are some medical things you should know. Nearly 1 in 10 marijuana users will become addicted to the drug. Nearly 1 in 6 marijuana users who are under the age of 18 will become addicted. Use of marijuana can have an adverse affect on the brain including memory loss, problems with attention, emotional variations, and coordination. There is no link between the use of marijuana and other “hard drugs.” Marijuana use leads to a faster heart rate and may also increase your risk of heart disease and stroke. Even though…continue reading