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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

Bomb Cyclone Can Lead to Hypothermia and Frostbite

After an unseasonably warm start on the East Coast, winter is finally letting us feel its chill. The media is calling this a historic Bomb Cyclone that is affecting the entire East Coast, and we are currently at more risk than ever when it comes to winter health hazards. Hypothermia, heart attacks and frostbite are […]

By |January 4th, 2018|Blog, Health News, News & Updates|Comments Off on Bomb Cyclone Can Lead to Hypothermia and Frostbite

Is it Flu Or is It a Cold?

Learn how to tell whether you have a bad cold, or flu. Sneezing, headache, fever, chills, aches and chest discomfort will are flu symptoms. Cold symptoms usually include sneezing, sore throat, minor aches and pains, a cough, congestion and a runny nose. Often these can overlap. The table below will help you distinguish whether you […]

By |December 29th, 2017|Blog, Health Updates, Medical Minutes|0 Comments

What is the Quadrivalent Flu Vaccine?

You’ve probably been getting a flu shot since you were a wee child– 6 months old to be exact. That’s the age the CDC recommends children begin getting the annual vaccine. Not much has changed about the vaccine you’ve been getting for ages until the development of a quadrivalent version in 2012. AFC is here to […]

By |November 26th, 2017|Blog, Medical Minutes, News & Updates|Comments Off on What is the Quadrivalent Flu Vaccine?

How To Keep Your Kids Safe 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 candy concerns to clown threats. What’s a trick-or-treater to do when all he or she wants is to come home with a bag full of loot […]

By |October 25th, 2017|Blog, Health News, Medical Minutes|Comments Off on How To Keep Your Kids Safe This Halloween

Flu or a Cold? How to Know

October brings many things, from colorful leaves to cooler weather, however, it’s also the start of flu season. Seems early, doesn’t it?  Fear not, as the flu, if dealt with early on, is preventable, which is why we need to talk about the flu now. Sometimes, however it can be hard to know if what you have is the flu or […]

By |October 14th, 2017|Blog, Medical Minutes, News & Updates|Comments Off on Flu or a Cold? How to Know

Young Athletes and Concussions; What You Should Know

Here we are! It is fall sports and football season once more.  As we head into the season, our young athletes and the thought of concussions are a bigger concern than ever before, as we now are more aware than ever that the dangers of traumatic brain injuries are real. Although primarily occurring in football players, they are […]

By |September 22nd, 2017|Blog, Medical Minutes|Comments Off on Young Athletes and Concussions; What You Should Know

How You Can Protect Against West Nile Virus

For the last few years, summer in Connecticut has been wrought with a few insect related health alerts that we need to be aware of. Ticks, especially Lyme Disease carrying deer ticks are one, Zika and West Nile virus, transmitted via mosquitos are the others. Last summer alone, 19 Connecticut towns reported mosquitos carrying the West […]

By |July 26th, 2017|Blog, Medical Minutes|Comments Off on How You Can Protect Against West Nile Virus

12 Signs That You are Suffering From Heat Stroke or Dehydration

There is no arguing the fact that we are experiencing a hot  Connecticut summer. For many feeling “hot” can have worse consequences than mere discomfort.

Heat waves were  attributed to over 7,000 deaths in the U.S.  between 1999-2009, either from heart failure, heat stroke or severe dehydration and should not be taken lightly.

Especially at risk in this heat […]

By |July 18th, 2017|Blog, Medical Minutes|Comments Off on 12 Signs That You are Suffering From Heat Stroke or Dehydration
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