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Know the Difference Between Spring Allergies, Covid-19 and the Flu

We love springtime as much as the next person, but unfortunately many  folks in the northeast are facing yet another blow from the otherwise beautiful weather: a sudden explosion of pollen is here, and along with it a particularly nasty spring allergy season. Not to be the bearer of bad news, but we can already […]

By |March 16th, 2020|Blog, Health News, Health Updates|Comments Off on Know the Difference Between Spring Allergies, Covid-19 and the Flu

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Frequently Asked Questions And Answers

Q:  What are the best resources for credible COVID-19 information?

Coronavirus Educational Video from Dr. Lin
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/summary.html
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/situation-reports
How the virus spreads
Prevention and Treatment
Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope with COVID-19

AFC Urgent Care is very closely monitoring the evolving changes of COVID 19, and we assure you that as more information is being […]

By |March 4th, 2020|Blog, Health News, Health Updates|Comments Off on COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Frequently Asked Questions And Answers

Flu Shots for Adults Could Help Protect Seniors

We’re deep into the flu season and there have already been 7 reported deaths from the flu in Connecticut.

AFC Danbury wants you to think of everyone around you who you come in contact with, especially the elderly who have weaker immune systems. A flu shot will always be the best safeguard for protecting those with […]

By |January 25th, 2020|Blog|Comments Off on Flu Shots for Adults Could Help Protect Seniors

4 Norovirus treatment and prevention tips

Have you ever gotten sick from eating something bad? Chances are you may have encountered the norovirus. Often called the “stomach flu” or “stomach bug”,  norovirus is the leading cause of foodborne illnesses in the United States. Norovirus is most common in the winter months, so let’s use preventative measures to prepare for a norovirus […]

By |January 15th, 2020|Blog, News & Updates, What We Treat|Comments Off on 4 Norovirus treatment and prevention tips

Christmas Tree Syndrome: Is Your Tree Making You Sick?

Christmas is just around the corner and it’s the most wonderful time of the year, right? – until your Christmas tree ends up making you sick. More than one-third of American households will put up a Christmas tree during the holiday season, and if you find yourself sneezing with a runny nose and itchy eyes […]

By |December 17th, 2019|Blog, Medical Minutes|Comments Off on Christmas Tree Syndrome: Is Your Tree Making You Sick?

3 Reasons Why You’re Tired Around the Holidays

Tis the season to be jolly! 

The holidays are around the corner and many of us are running around buying gifts and celebrating with loved ones. Although it is supposed to be a joyous time of year it can also be a hectic one. Planning can often cause a lot of stress and finding joy in […]

By |December 12th, 2019|Blog, Health Updates, Uncategorized, What We Treat|Comments Off on 3 Reasons Why You’re Tired Around the Holidays

Top 4 Reasons To Get Checked For Diabetes

It’s National Diabetes Awareness Month and it’s time to take diabetes to the heart! More than millions of people are affected by this chronic health condition and there are millions who are not aware of the symptoms and signs that could lead to one of the more serious types of diabetes. Being prediabetic puts you […]

By |November 14th, 2019|Blog, Health Updates, Uncategorized, What We Treat|Comments Off on Top 4 Reasons To Get Checked For Diabetes

Top 3 Halloween Health And Safety Tips 2019

Halloween is an exciting time for dressing up in fun costumes, setting up spooky decorations and filling up pillowcases of candy to bring home. While kids are only concerned about having fun and doing all of the traditional Halloween activities, they are not thinking about the dangers of the night; that’s our job. Things like […]

By |October 25th, 2019|Blog, Health Updates, What We Treat|Comments Off on Top 3 Halloween Health And Safety Tips 2019

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
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