Each week Melissa talks with Dr. Fred Browne from Griffin Health. Tune in Thursday at 8:38am or listen below.

Griffin Health Podcast

Melissa in the Morning: Flu in Connecticut

Melissa in the Morning: Flu in Connecticut

Connecticut had its first flu case this week. We lost a person between the ages of 50 and 59 in New London county. Dr. Browne spoke about our flu season and what you should do to best protect yourself from getting sick.  IMAGE CREDIT: iStock / Getty Images PlusContinue Reading

Melissa in the Morning: RSV Vaccines on the Horizon

Melissa in the Morning: RSV Vaccines on the Horizon

Record numbers of children with RSV are now being seen at Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital and Connecticut Children’s. Meanwhile, Pfizer says it will seek FDA approval this year for its RSV vaccine.  The drug company says it has enough promising data on its vaccine that it will end enrollment in its study and submit…Continue Reading

Melissa in the Morning: Tri-demic?

Melissa in the Morning: Tri-demic?

You’ve probably seen the term “tri-demic” being tossed around in the news. It’s a catchy phrase to basically bring attention to RSV cases, flu cases and covid cases. Dr. Browne talks about the trends we are seeing here in Connecticut. We also took several listener questions regarding flu and covid vaccines. IMAGE CREDIT: DigitalVision VectorsContinue Reading

Melissa in the Morning: Respiratory Illnesses

Melissa in the Morning: Respiratory Illnesses

The state’s two children’s hospitals are overflowing with patients suffering from respiratory illnesses in what has become a national health crisis. Infectious disease doctors are concerned about the trend. Dr. Browne sheds some insight on this topic and what parents should know. IMAGE CREDIT:  iStock / Getty Images Plus Continue Reading

Melissa in the Morning: Flu Questions

Melissa in the Morning: Flu Questions

We took listener questions about the flu: 1. Can you get a rebound case of the flu or is it just a different virus?2. What are the protocols for people who are sick and returning to work?3. And what are the specifics with vaccines? Dr. Browne tackles all of this plus the latest on polio cases…Continue Reading

Melissa in the Morning: Flu Season

Melissa in the Morning: Flu Season

We knew flu season would come back full force, but is it as bad as it used to be? Dr. Browne says there may be some forgetfulness in remembering what the flu is. Also, we talk about this year’s flu shot and testing for flu. IMAGE CREDIT: iStock / Getty Images PlusContinue Reading

Melissa in the Morning: What is that Variant?

Melissa in the Morning: What is that Variant?

Apparently, there’s a new covid variant on the horizon. Dr. Browne talked about that and entering the fall with an uptick in cases. Also, there are some changes when it comes to infection bubbles. Hear the latest right here. IMAGE CREDIT: iStock / Getty Images Plus Continue Reading

Melissa in the Morning: Flu Season Ahead

Melissa in the Morning: Flu Season Ahead

Doctors predict this is going to be the worst flu season America sees in several years. We spoke to Dr. Browne about that and what the dominant strain of flu even is to determine a vaccine. We also took questions on covid vaccines and some kind of rabbit disease that’s been detected in Hartford this…Continue Reading

Melissa in the Morning: Polio, Monkeypox and Covid

Melissa in the Morning: Polio, Monkeypox and Covid

We took the latest questions on the big three: polio, monkeypox and covid. Dr. Browne addressed the first child cases of monkeypox in the US, effectiveness of the covid vaccine for toddlers and understanding polio a little better. IMAGE CREDIT:  iStock / Getty Images Plus Continue Reading

Melissa in the Morning: The latest Covid Questions

Melissa in the Morning: The latest Covid Questions

After the president took paxlovid, his covid “apparently came back.” And that seems common for many who take the medication. But is it really coming back or is that a false headline? Dr. Browne discussed it and answered the latest covid questions including recommendations regarding outdoor dining.  IMAGE CREDIT: iStock / Getty Images PlusContinue Reading

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