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2019 Spring Break Travel Vaccines

Can you believe Spring Break is right around the corner? While you’re prepping to travel by finding a dog sitter and alerting the post office, we’re here to make sure you and your family are properly vaccinated, and won’t wind up contracting a serious illness if you plan on traveling overseas. From Urgent Care Danbury, […]

By |February 20th, 2019|Blog, Health News, What We Treat|Comments Off on 2019 Spring Break Travel Vaccines

What To Do If Your Child Has The Flu

At this time of year it’s very likely that your child could pick up a cold, or the flu from school or other group activities. But sometimes, a cold or flu can linger, turning into something far more harmful. We know it can be scary, so we’ve put together a guide of what to do […]

By |January 24th, 2019|Blog, Health News, What We Treat|Comments Off on What To Do If Your Child Has The Flu

Frostbite: Symptoms and Prevention

Winter is the time for fun and games in the cold – from skiing to sledding to building snowmen. It’s important, however, to keep yourself and your family safe by knowing the danger of prolonged exposure to cold, windy weather.

One of the greatest risks of exposure to below-freezing winds and winter air is frostbite, a […]

By |January 20th, 2019|Blog, Health Updates, Medical Minutes|0 Comments

Flu Shots for Adults Could Help Protect Seniors

According to a recent study out of the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, when healthy adults under age 65 get a flu shot there’s a good chance they may also be helping older adults in their communities avoid the flu as well. Researchers are finding the odds of having a flu-related illness were 21 percent lower among seniors living […]

By |January 8th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Flu Shots for Adults Could Help Protect Seniors

Christmas Tree Syndrome: Is Your Tree Making You Sick?

Christmas is just around the corner and it’s the most wonderful time of the year, right? – until your Christmas tree ends up making you sick. More than one-third of American households will put up a Christmas tree during the holiday season, and if you find yourself sneezing with a runny nose and itchy eyes […]

By |December 13th, 2018|Blog, Medical Minutes|Comments Off on Christmas Tree Syndrome: Is Your Tree Making You Sick?

Press Release: AFC Opening New Urgent Care in Torrington

American Family Care Opening New Urgent Care in Torrington

Health Care Provider Continuing to Grow, Create Jobs Across Connecticut

 TORRINGTON, Conn. – American Family Care (AFC) is pleased to announce it will soon open a new urgent care facility that will provide high-quality health care to the residents of Torrington and Litchfield County as well as create […]

By |November 5th, 2018|Blog, News, Press Releases|Comments Off on Press Release: AFC Opening New Urgent Care in Torrington

Allergy-Safe Halloween Trick or Treating Explained

For most kids, Halloween is a time for costumes, parties, trick or treating, and candy eating. Halloween candy is exciting for every child, but facing restrictions of a gluten-free diet while Trick-or-Treating can be challenging and disappointing for children. And for those with food allergies, it can be just plain old scary, so here is allergy-safe Halloween Trick […]

By |October 29th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Allergy-Safe Halloween Trick or Treating Explained

Protect Your Child This Halloween

Remember when the only challenge you had at Halloween was which superhero your child wanted to be? It’s a whole new world out there these days with everything from poison candy concerns to unknown neighbors. What’s a trick-or-treater to do when all he or she wants is to come home with a bag full of […]

By |October 26th, 2018|Blog, Health Updates|Comments Off on Protect Your Child This Halloween

This Year’s Flu Vaccines: What You Need to Know

You’ve probably been getting a flu shot since you were a child–for many as young as 6 months old. Today, that’s the age the CDC recommends children begin getting the annual vaccine. Not much changed about the vaccine you’ve been getting for ages until the flu begin to morph into different strains, requiring different vaccines.  In 2012 […]

By |October 18th, 2018|Blog, Health News, Health Updates, What We Treat|Comments Off on This Year’s Flu Vaccines: What You Need to Know

Is My Child Allergic To Bee Stings? How to Find Out

As we turn from late summer into early fall we see bee’s getting more aggressive. This is not your imagination. As bees, especially yellow jackets, get close to the end of their season and are preparing to die off, they get angry, and are more likely to display aggressive behavior than throughout the first few […]

By |September 23rd, 2018|Blog, Health News|Comments Off on Is My Child Allergic To Bee Stings? How to Find Out
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