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The 2019 Flu Vaccine: 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.  […]

By |October 3rd, 2019|Blog, Health News, Health Updates, What We Treat|Comments Off on The 2019 Flu Vaccine: 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 10th, 2019|Blog, Health News|Comments Off on Is My Child Allergic To Bee Stings? How to Find Out

Top 4 Reasons to Get Your Cholesterol Checked

September is National Cholesterol Education Month: time to think about you and your loved ones physical health! Specifically, it’s time to get your cholesterol levels checked and to learn more about ways to manage them if they are too high. Getting your cholesterol levels checked is more than just getting needles poked into you and […]

By |September 9th, 2019|Blog, Health Updates, What We Treat|Comments Off on Top 4 Reasons to Get Your Cholesterol Checked

Top Reasons To Get Your Immunizations For Elementary School and College

We care for our families and we want them to be well. The only way to truly eliminate fears of infection and disease is to keep vaccinating. Many of us tend to be hesitant on getting immunizations, as it can be hard to trust what we see on the news. Most of us who have […]

By |August 15th, 2019|Blog, Health Updates, Medical Minutes, What We Treat|Comments Off on Top Reasons To Get Your Immunizations For Elementary School and College

American Family Care Approved to Treat Veterans as Network Provider

Press Release

-VETS CAN RECEIVE CONVENIENT URGENT CARE WITHOUT PRE-AUTHORIZATION-

(West Hartford, Conn) -August 7, 2019 –American Family Care (AFC) is proud to announce they are now an approved contracted network provider with the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Veterans can receive urgent care treatment at AFC locations in West Hartford, New Britain, Vernon, Torrington […]

By |August 7th, 2019|News, Press Releases|Comments Off on American Family Care Approved to Treat Veterans as Network Provider

Swimmer’s Ear In 2019: What You Should Know

It’s midway through the summer and many of us have had our fair share of trips to the beach or pool. As summer progresses, here’s a guide on what you should know about swimmer’s ear: symptoms, treatment and prevention. 
First of all, what is swimmer’s ear?
Swimmers ear is a bacterial infection in the outer ear that […]

By |August 7th, 2019|Blog, Health Updates, News & Updates, What We Treat|Comments Off on Swimmer’s Ear In 2019: What You Should Know

Summer 2019: 4 Top 4th of July Health And Safety Tips

July is one of the hottest months of the year when many of us are outside, home from school and out of work early. As everyone is getting ready for their annual celebrations and traditions, it is important to get ready this summer 2019 with these 4 top Fourth of July health and safety tips. 

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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

Top 5 Measles Questions Answered

Recent measles outbreaks in the U.S. have everyone worried,  for a good reason. The virus can lead to deadly complications, but as of yet, no measles deaths have yet been reported in this latest outbreak, here in the U.S.Although the disease was eliminated from the country in 2000, meaning the virus was no longer continually […]

By |April 30th, 2019|Blog, Health News, Health Updates, News & Updates|Comments Off on Top 5 Measles Questions Answered
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