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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

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

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

College Vaccines for Freshman: Q & A

Have a child on their way to college? College opens up a new world of opportunity, but also a new world of risks. Communal living spaces, less-than-sanitary conditions, and irregular sleeping habits all can leave students vulnerable to disease. That’s why prevention is key, and vaccines are now being required for your incoming freshman, especially if […]

By |August 13th, 2018|Blog, Health Updates, Medical Minutes|Comments Off on College Vaccines for Freshman: Q & A

Lyme Disease: The Dangers of Deer Ticks

This year we are learning that Lyme Disease carrying deer ticks are going to be out in abundance, and in turn 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 (also found on mice and other animals that […]

By |July 10th, 2018|Blog, Health News, Health Updates|Comments Off on Lyme Disease: The Dangers of Deer Ticks

10 Important Safety Tips When Around Fireworks

We love the  fourth of July. It’s a wonderful day, weekend… often week… filled with backyard bar-b-ques, celebrations, and fireworks. But for about 230 families a year, it also means a trip to the emergency room. This year especially, because the holiday falls mid-week, we have an extended 4th of July celebration; more opportunities for fun, but also […]

By |July 1st, 2018|Blog, Medical Minutes|Comments Off on 10 Important Safety Tips When Around Fireworks

Complications of an Untreated UTI

Urinary Tract Infections (UTI’s) are very common amongst women and adolescent girls, although men can experience them as well. Urinary tract infections are also known as bladder infections, but can negatively affect any part of the urinary tract. Sometimes they be caused by sexually transmitted bacteria. Urinary tract infections are also reported as the most common […]

By |March 27th, 2018|Blog, Health News|Comments Off on Complications of an Untreated UTI

Why You Can’t Get Rid of Your Cough

There are many different factors that  cause coughs. Some of these factors are relatively harmless, while others may be a cause to seek medical attention. Regardless of the explanation, a cough can be extremely irritating, and if it has been lingering for a while it might be time to figure out the exact cause. At […]

By |February 27th, 2018|Blog, Health Updates|Comments Off on Why You Can’t Get Rid of Your Cough

Signs and Symptoms of Bronchitis and Pneumonia

As this news worthy winter rages on, we are still in the midst of cold and flu season. Unfortunately, these illnesses don’t always stop there. In some cases, they can develop into more serious illnesses such as bronchitis, and even pneumonia. Many people frequently confuse pneumonia with bronchitis, because the symptoms of these two illnesses […]

By |January 19th, 2018|Blog, Health News|Comments Off on Signs and Symptoms of Bronchitis and Pneumonia
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