News & Updates

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

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
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