Health Updates

Frostbite: Symptoms and Prevention

Winter is the time for fun and games in the cold – from skiing to sledding to building snowmen. It’s important, however, to keep yourself and your family safe by knowing the danger of prolonged exposure to cold, windy weather.

One of the greatest risks of exposure to below-freezing winds and winter air is frostbite, a […]

By |January 20th, 2019|Blog, Health Updates, Medical Minutes|0 Comments

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

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

Lyme Disease: The Dangers of Deer Ticks

This year we are learning that Lyme Disease carrying deer ticks are going to be out in abundance, and in turn account for one of the worst tick seasons on record. The good news is this: most tick bites don’t expose people to Lyme Disease, but deer ticks (also found on mice and other animals that […]

By |July 10th, 2018|Blog, Health News, Health Updates|Comments Off on Lyme Disease: The Dangers of Deer Ticks

How to Combat Spring Allergy Season

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 |May 15th, 2018|Blog, Health Updates|Comments Off on How to Combat Spring Allergy Season

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

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

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

How to Tell the Difference Between Poison Ivy and Poison Oak

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 […]

By |May 12th, 2017|Blog, Health Updates, Medical Minutes|0 Comments
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