Posts Tagged ‘ Plainville-Southington Health District ’

PSHD offers tips for handling head lice

August 18, 2015
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As the first day of school draws near, the Plainville Southington Health District (PSHD) strongly encourages parents to conduct frequent hair checks on their children, in an effort to prevent head lice. The beginning of the school year is peak season for head lice.  Head lice are not something that you should be ashamed of. …

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Learning to recognize the signs of mental illness

May 29, 2015
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From the Plainville-Southington Health District: The Plainville-Southington Health District wants to make residents aware of the signs and symptoms of mental illness. Mental illness is any disease or condition that influences the way a person thinks, feels, behaves, and/or relates to others and to his or her surroundings. Symptoms can range from mild to severe…

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Officials put plans in place for Ebola, no cases in the state

October 17, 2014
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Officials put plans in place for Ebola, no cases in the state

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer Although there have been no confirmed cases of Ebola in Connecticut, the nation just witnessed the first fatal case of Ebola in the U.S. and, as the disease continues to sweep Western Africa, it’s becoming an international concern. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), Ebola is “rare and…

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Health district purchases defibrillators

May 26, 2014
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By Ed Harris Editor The Plainville-Southington Health District has recently purchased to AEDs (automated external defibrillators). One defibrillator was placed at the Municipal Center in Southington and the other at town hall in Plainville. “The members of the Board of Health felt these were important public health and life saving tools,” said Shane Lockwood, director…

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Health district warns of West Nile Virus

July 24, 2013
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The Plainville-Southington Regional Health District is warning about West Nile Virus. Last year ranked as the second worst year for reported cases of West Nile Virus (WNV) in the United States. Connecticut reported 21 cases, with 12 of those cases being the severe type that can cause encephalitis. An interesting fact regarding all the Connecticut…

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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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