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Types of flu shots explained

Flu season is approaching and with that comes the annual reminder to get a flu shot. But it's more complicated than a simple recommendation. How do we know which of the available influenza vaccines to get, and when? UConn ...

Oct 16, 2014
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Smoking out the facts in the E-cigarette debate

Electronic cigarettes seem to have become as ubiquitous as the vapor they produce. Their popularity has been skyrocketing over the past two years, even in the midst of a fierce debate about their potential ...

Sep 30, 2014
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Monitoring work-related illnesses in Connecticut

As we mark the annual Labor Day holiday, Connecticut workers continue to suffer occupational illness rates higher than the national average. A recent study by UConn Health found that 7,129 unique cases of ...

Sep 02, 2014
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Coping with back-to-school anxiety

As the summer begins to wind down and you start shopping for back-to-school supplies, don't forget to equip your child with some good advice for making a smooth return to the classroom. Anxious feelings are ...

Aug 12, 2014
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Uninviting Microbes to Your Summer Outings

Eating outside is one of the joys of summer. Picnics, barbeques, and camping are all opportunities to dine al fresco. But when packing food, you don't want to bring along any uninvited guests who might spoil ...

Aug 06, 2014
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The pros and cons of going gluten-free

The number of Americans adopting gluten-free diets has grown dramatically over the past several years. Some avoid eating wheat, barley, and rye because they have an autoimmune disorder called celiac disease, ...

Jul 16, 2014
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