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: Measles And Alaskapox

Melissa In The Morning: Measles And Alaskapox

Melissa spoke to Dr. Browne of Griffin Health about a multitude of topics. Some of which include the return of diseases like the measles and bubonic plague, as well as a new disease that recently claimed the life of an elderly man, Alaskapox. They also talked about the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention easing…Continue Reading

Melissa in the Morning: A Syphilis Resurgence

Melissa in the Morning: A Syphilis Resurgence

The CDC is warning of a syphilis resurgence nationwide with the highest number of cases since 1950.  The CDC says more than 207,000 syphilis cases were reported in the U.S. in 2022, an 80-percent increase since 2018, which continues a decades-long trend.  African Americans and Native Americans are the most impacted groups. A disproportionate number…Continue Reading

Melissa In The Morning: Closer To A Cure?

Melissa In The Morning: Closer To A Cure?

Earlier this month, a Pennsylvania day care center experienced an outbreak of measles. Health officials say cases first started being reported last month at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and they were notified days later of more cases at a nearby day care center. We learned this week that people who traveled through Dulles International Airport…Continue Reading

Melissa In The Morning: Covid Toes?!?!

Melissa In The Morning: Covid Toes?!?!

Have you heard of covid toes? We asked Dr. Browne about that and some new research suggesting that vegans are less likely to get covid-19. A study published in the journal BMJ Nutrition Prevention & Health found that a diet low in meat and dairy while rich in veggies, legumes and nuts could lower the…Continue Reading

Melissa in the Morning: Not So Luxurious Hotel Stay

Melissa in the Morning: Not So Luxurious Hotel Stay

A New Hampshire luxury resort is linked to two Legionnaires’ Disease cases, one of them deadly. What is it and are there things Connecticut residents should be thinking about when checking in to a hotel or rental property? We asked Dr. Browne about that. We also discussed masking protocols at health facilities and a new…Continue Reading

Melissa In The Morning: Oh Deer…

Melissa In The Morning: Oh Deer…

Several scientists are sounding the alarm after cases of an infection known as zombie deer disease have spread to 32 states. The deadly brain parasite, which is formally named chronic wasting disease, causes symptoms including loss of coordination, weight loss, lethargy, and uncontrolled drooling. The disease mainly infects deer, elk, and moose. U.S. officials started…Continue Reading

Melissa In The Morning: The Surge Of Flu Cases

Melissa In The Morning: The Surge Of Flu Cases

Flu cases are surging, especially in the south. A lot of Connecticut residents will travel south for the holidays or in the winter months. So, what do people need to do ahead of their travel plans? How important is testing? Do the tests expire? How accurate are they? Dr. Browne addresses all of that. Image…Continue Reading

Melissa In The Morning: The Wild Fire Effect

Melissa In The Morning: The Wild Fire Effect

Dr. Browne of Griffin Health called into Melissa in the Morning to talk about a variety of topics, starting off with the effects that the Canadian Wild Fires from earlier this year have had on some people, both short term and long term. Image Credit: ReutersContinue Reading

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