x ray of lungs and stethoscope

The common cold, asthma, influenza, pneumonia, SARS, and avian flu are all respiratory illnesses that cause millions of dollars annually and affect us all.

Immunization for influenza benefits everyone, but it is particularly important for people at high risk. This includes everyone 50 years of age or older, people with chronic disorders of the lungs or heart, anyone with an impaired immune system, people with chronic diseases such as diabetes, kidney disease, and blood cell disease, and health care workers and others in contact with people in high risk groups. 

Asthma Newsletters                                                        

Region II Asthma Newsletter, Spring 2012

Region II Asthma Newsletter, Winter 2011

Region II Asthma Newsletter, Fall 2011

Region II Asthma Newsletter, Summer 2011


Asthma and Allergies


Health District Participates in World Asthma Day, May 7th, 2013

Cover Your Cough Poster


Test Your Home for Radon

Is it Flu or Carbon Monoxide Poisoning?

Breathe Easy with Healthy Lungs

Wash Hands Often to Scrub Away Flu Germs

Asbestos Exposure Can Damage Lungs

Spring Can be a Difficult Season with Asthma and Allergies 

Consider the Common Cold


Hartford Hospital Smoking Cessation Program

Flu Information (Centers for Disease Control)

Cover Your Cough (CDC)

Handwashing Tips (CDC)

Avian (Bird) Flu Information--CDC

General Information

 Spread of Avian Flu

Vaccines for Avian Flu

SARS Website (CDC)

Indoor Air Summer Tips Brochure