Flu

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

What To Do If Your Child Has The Flu

At this time of year it’s very likely that your child could pick up a cold, or the flu from school or other group activities. But sometimes, a cold or flu can linger, turning into something far more harmful. We know it can be scary, so we’ve put together a guide of what to do […]

By |January 24th, 2019|Blog, Health News, What We Treat|Comments Off on What To Do If Your Child Has The Flu

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

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?

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

As Attention Continues to Focus on Ebola, Dr. Brown Urges Flu Prevention

In a recent interview with the Danbury Daily Voice, Dr. Brown had this to say about where our attention should be as the Ebola outbreak continues to frighten and grab our attention:

“Ebola is a terrifying disease, but it is statistically insignificant,” Dr. Tom Brown said about the threat of Ebola in the United States. But “we […]

By |October 31st, 2014|Health Updates, Medical Minutes|0 Comments
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