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STI Testing: What You Need To Know

It is pretty much general knowledge that we should get tested for STI’s (Sexually Transmitted Infections). However, not all of us do it. Why is that? There seem to be a lot of misconceptions about STI Testing, and here at Urgent Care West Hartford, we want to straighten all of that out in hopes that […]

By |April 18th, 2018|Blog, Health News|Comments Off on STI Testing: What You Need To Know

5 Ways to Treat a Urinary Tract Infection

In honor of Kidney Awareness Month, we have put together an in-depth blog on how to treat a Urinary Tract Infection.

Initially,  a UTI is not an infection of the kidneys, but left untreated it could become one. The kidneys filter 53 gallons of blood a day, keep your blood pressure in check, and even assists with […]

By |March 27th, 2018|Blog, Health News, Medical Minutes|Comments Off on 5 Ways to Treat a Urinary Tract Infection

Can Shoveling Snow Lead to a Heart Attack?

As the snow pours from the sky today, AFC Urgent Care wants you to be aware of the warning signs of a heart attack. You may not see the connection here, but in fact the link between shoveling all this snow and a heart attack is becoming more evident. Over the course of the winter, […]

By |March 7th, 2018|Blog, Health News|Comments Off on Can Shoveling Snow Lead to a Heart Attack?

When To See A Doctor About a Cough

A lingering cough after a long winter of suffering from a cold or the flu is fairly common. But when does a cough become something more serious? And when to see a doctor about a cough?  In some cases, a cough can be a warning sign of a bad upper respiratory infection or something worse, […]

By |February 27th, 2018|Blog, Health News|Comments Off on When To See A Doctor About a Cough

AFC Urgent Care Addresses 2018 Flu Season

Jay Fedak, AFC Urgent Care Physician Assistant addresses this years tough flu season.

The H3N2 influenza, which is primarily what we are seeing this year,  is proving to be a strong one to battle. In this video, Jay gives actionable, preventative steps to combat the flu, including getting the flu vaccine, and more tips that we […]

By |January 31st, 2018|Blog, Health News, Medical Minutes|Comments Off on AFC Urgent Care Addresses 2018 Flu Season

Pneumonia or Bronchitis; What Do I Have?

With winter in full gear, we thought we’d take this opportunity to dig deep into two respiratory diseases we are seeing a lot of at our urgent care centers, to help people determine whether they have pneumonia or bronchitis. Often, the symptoms mimic one another, and it can sometimes be tough to tell which ailment they are suffering from. […]

By |January 19th, 2018|Blog, In the News|Comments Off on Pneumonia or Bronchitis; What Do I Have?

Hypothermia Symptoms and How to Treat it

With the recent frigid temperatures and high winds there is a particular health risk that we must address: Hypothermia. Hypothermia can occur when you least expect it if you are not properly prepared for the below freezing temperatures, whether while shoveling snow for an extended period of time, in a stuck car during a storm, or a […]

By |January 3rd, 2018|Blog, Health News, Medical Minutes|0 Comments

Christmas Tree Making You Sick? It’s Christmas Tree Syndrome

More than one-third of American households will put up a Christmas tree during the holiday season. Shortly after, many begin seeing suspicious symptoms mimicking seasonal allergies. This often includes sneezing, a runny nose, and itchy, watery eyes. If you have any of these symptoms, don’t panic, you’re not allergic to Christmas.  You might, however,  be […]

By |December 20th, 2017|Blog, Medical Minutes, News & Updates|Comments Off on Christmas Tree Making You Sick? It’s Christmas Tree Syndrome

Which Flu Vaccine? We recommend the Quadrivalent

Did you know that there is actually more than one flu vaccine? Make sure you are in the know this Flu season and we at AFC West Hartford are here to help!

What is the Quadrivalent Flu Vaccines?
The standard flu vaccine (and only one available until 2012) is the Trivalent Influenza Vaccine. This vaccine protects against […]

By |December 3rd, 2017|Blog, Health News, News & Updates|Comments Off on Which Flu Vaccine? We recommend the Quadrivalent

Halloween Safety Tips

Whether you’re a parent getting ready to take your kids trick-or-treating or you’re someone who doesn’t participate in Halloween at all, everyone needs to be aware of the dangers that come with Halloween night. It’s a whole new world out there these days with everything from candy concerns to clown threats. Here are some simple […]

By |October 30th, 2017|Blog, Medical Minutes, News & Updates|Comments Off on Halloween Safety Tips
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