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Tuesday, November 22, 2016
DPH Offers Tips on Safely Preparing Your Holiday Meals
  The Department of Public Health (DPH) reminds Connecticut residents that food safety is especially important as they prepare holiday meals. Many holiday dinners include meat and poultry, a possible source of foodborne disease if not handled and prepared properly. This holiday season, DPH urges consumers to prevent foodborne illness and follow the basic principles of food safety and good hygiene when buying and preparing food items.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016
DPH and DMHAS Encourage CT Tobacco Users, Smokers to Join The Great American Smokeout® to Kick The Habit
  The Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) and the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) today invited all Connecticut tobacco users to join smokers from around the nation participating in the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout® on November 17, 2016. The Great American Smokeout® encourages tobacco users to quit for at least one day, with the hope that they will stay tobacco-free forever.

Monday, November 14, 2016
Connecticut Department of Public Health joins CDC in celebrating annual Get Smart about Antibiotics Week, November 14-20, 2016
  The Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) this week joins with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in observing the ninth annual Get Smart About Antibiotics Week from November 14-20. During this week, participants will raise awareness of the threat of antibiotic resistance and emphasize the importance of appropriate antibiotic use across all types of health care settings. Antibiotic resistance occurs when bacteria change in a way that reduces the effectiveness of antibiotics and is a serious threat to Connecticut residents.

Friday, November 04, 2016
Fall Clean-Up: A Great Time to Think About CO Safety
  During fall clean-up, we are busy doing a number of tasks to spruce up our homes and get ready for cold weather. This is a great time to review activities, practices, and equipment to keep us safe from carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. Connecticut has a yearly average of 390 emergency department visits and 20 inpatient hospital stays due to non-fire related CO poisonings.

Thursday, November 03, 2016
Voluntary Recall Notice Announced on Medical Device Commonly Used to Deliver Overdose Reversal Medicine
  Teleflex Medical has issued a voluntary recall of LMA MAD Intranasal Mucosal Atomization Device. This device is commonly used to deliver naloxone, a life‐saving drug used in the event of a suspected drug overdose. The device is also used to administer medication for life‐threatening hypoglycemia and epileptic seizures.