Katherine Pilgrim

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Vaccines for Overseas Summer Vacations

Heading out of the country this summer? It’s a good idea to check with a medical professional to see if you need any travel vaccines or medicines before you leave. Give yourself plenty of time, since it can take as many as 4-6 weeks for some meds to take full effect, and some vaccines may […]

By |June 26th, 2019|Blog, Medical Minutes, What We Treat|Comments Off on Vaccines for Overseas Summer Vacations

Lyme Disease in 2019: The Dangers of Deer Ticks

This year we are learning that Lyme Disease carrying deer ticks are predicted to be out in abundance, and in turn could account for one of the worst tick seasons on record. The good news is this: most tick bites don’t expose people to Lyme Disease, but deer ticks (link opens in new tab) (also […]

By |May 25th, 2019|Blog, Health News, Health Updates|Comments Off on Lyme Disease in 2019: The Dangers of Deer Ticks

How To Combat Spring Allergies 2019

 

We love springtime as much as the next person, but unfortunately many  folks in the northeast are facing yet another blow from the otherwise beautiful weather: a sudden explosion of pollen is here, and along with it a particularly nasty spring allergy season. Not to be the bearer of bad news, but we can already […]

By |March 30th, 2019|Blog, Health News, Health Updates|Comments Off on How To Combat Spring Allergies 2019

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

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

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

Do I Have an STI or an STD?

It is pretty much general knowledge that STD stands for Sexually Transmitted Disease, but what of this new term STI that we are seeing  so frequently? There’s a lot of confusion between these two terms, so Urgent Care Danbury is here to set the record straight once and for all. In honor of National STD and […]

By |April 17th, 2018|Blog, News|Comments Off on Do I Have an STI or an STD?
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