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: 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

Melissa in the Morning: Diabolical Covid

Melissa in the Morning: Diabolical Covid

Doctors are warning against a new COVID-19 variant that could be more contagious than other variants we have seen so far. The new variants are the newest offshoots of the Omicron variant, and officials say they are even more contagious than previous variants. Dr. Browne says he’s surprised the numbers are so high in the…Continue Reading

Melissa in the Morning: Latest Covid Updates

Melissa in the Morning: Latest Covid Updates

New research from Utah-based Intermountain Healthcare shows those who practice intermittent fasting have a reduced risk of severe COVID-19 complications. Is there any truth to this? And we took some listener questions about covid boosters. Dr. Browne covered it all.  IMAGE CREDIT: iStock / Getty Images PlusContinue Reading

Melissa in the Morning: The latest on Covid

Melissa in the Morning: The latest on Covid

Covid shots for kids five and under are closer to getting the greenlight. Should parents be standing in line to get their kids the shot or hold off? Also, more strains of covid are popping up across the pond. What does that mean for the US and nearing the end of a pandemic? Dr. Browne…Continue Reading

Melissa in the Morning: Monkeypox Threats

Melissa in the Morning: Monkeypox Threats

The CDC is raising its alert level for monkeypox.  The health agency raised the alert level for the disease to level 2 on Monday and recommended that Americans wear masks when they travel.  The CDC said monkeypox cases have been reported in North and South America, Africa, Asia, and Australia. However, according to our Dr.…Continue Reading

Melissa in the Morning: Tick-borne Diseases

Melissa in the Morning: Tick-borne Diseases

It’s tick season and Connecticut officials say a man in Windham County was confirmed to have contracted Powassan virus.  The disease is rare, but can attack the nervous system, causing loss of coordination, difficulty speaking and seizures. Dr. Browne told us what we need to be aware of and how to avoid a tick bite. …Continue Reading

Melissa in the Morning: Measles Cases on the Rise

Melissa in the Morning: Measles Cases on the Rise

As if COVID isn’t enough to worry about, now measles cases are soaring. They’re up 79-percent around the world. The United Nations warns this could trigger larger outbreaks of other diseases this year, affecting millions of children. Dr. Browne tells us why numbers are up and what we can do to combat the problem.  IMAGE…Continue Reading

Melissa in the Morning: Is Covid Making a Comeback?

Melissa in the Morning: Is Covid Making a Comeback?

Four of Connecticut’s six statewide constitutional office holders have now tested positive for coronavirus in the last week. Attorney General William Tong being the most recent after Governor Lamont, Lt Governor Bysiewicz and Treasurer Shawn Wooden. Dr. Browne tells us why we are seeing that and what people need to know.  IMAGE CREDIT: iStock /…Continue Reading

Melissa in the Morning: Sick Kids

Melissa in the Morning: Sick Kids

Now that masks have been gone for almost two months, kids are getting sick constantly. Dr. Browne addresses why that’s not necessarily a bad thing. He also looked at the recent BA.2 covid variant and what that means for a pandemic coming to an end.  IMAGE CREDIT: iStock / Getty Images PlusContinue Reading

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