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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

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

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
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