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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]