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Flu season: Tips on staying healthy

December 7, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Flu activity has started to increase in Connecticut, classified as geographically “sporadic,” according to the Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH). As more reports of influenza outbreaks take off, the Plainville-Southington Regional Health District has tips for local residents to ensure that protect themselves and their loved ones from the…

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Health officials: No need to panic over the flu

January 17, 2013
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by Rob Glidden Staff Writer This year’s flu season has been unusually potent, but representatives of the Southington-Plainville Health District said there was no need for panic. The spread of flu is common during the winter months, but recent reports have indicated a season more severe than normal. The city of Boston even declared a…

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Plainville-Southington Health District offers tips to lessen impact of the flu

January 2, 2013
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Each year in the United States, on average 5-20 percent of the population gets the flu, and more than 200,000 people are hospitalized from seasonal flu-related complications. As flu activity begins in Connecticut, the Plainville-Southington Regional Health District would like to remind residents of these simple steps recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and…

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