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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Do These Rhymes Sound Familiar?
“Leaves of three, let it be”
“Berries white, run in fright”
“Hairy vine, no friend of mine”
They remind us how to spot Poison Ivy and Poison Oak, of course. As a child in summer camp, our counselors had us memorize this rhyme, and it’s served its’ purpose throughout the years. My kids now know […]
Deep within our bodies lay two little bean shaped organs that perform an important job, and are in fact vital to our continued health. Introducing the Kidney! The kidneys filter 53 gallons of blood a day, keeps your blood pressure in check, and even assists with the production of red blood cells. While these useful little organs […]
For those entering the country and working towards citizenship, it can often be a daunting and confusing process. AFC Urgent Care Danbury is now making that process a little less overwhelming by offering a streamlined, affordable and convenient immigration physical process to the often complex process of the health care component of the immigration (green card) process.
Because both […]
February is National Heart Health Month.
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 heart attack.
That being said, knowing the top warning signs of a heart attack is critical for prompt […]