News & Updates

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

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

How to Combat Spring Allergy Season

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 |May 15th, 2018|Blog, Health Updates|Comments Off on How to Combat Spring Allergy Season

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?

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

8 Signs You’re Having a Heart Attack

At Urgent Care Danbury we are giving you the 8 Signs that you may be having a heart attack. Heart disease can be controlled, even in those with genetic risk factors. There are always things you can be doing, especially if you are at risk for heart disease to help prevent heart disease or a […]

By |March 7th, 2018|Blog, Health News, Health Updates|Comments Off on 8 Signs You’re Having a Heart Attack

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
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