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Warning Signs You’re Having a Heart Attack

Because February is American Heart Health Month, AFC Urgent Care wants you to be aware of the warning signs of a heart attack. According to the American Heart Association, heart disease is the number one killer of both men and women. Over the course of the winter, heart attack and back injury are among the physical injuries that […]

By |February 7th, 2018|Blog, Health News|Comments Off on Warning Signs You’re Having a Heart Attack

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

Is it the Flu or Just a Cold?

Autumn means many fun things: tailgating, apple picking, fall fair season and unfortunately the start of flu season. Seems early, doesn’t it?  Thankfully the flu is preventable, but you’ll need to act soon. Don’t worry because we are here to help! Sometimes even the best preparation isn’t enough and we still get sick, but sometimes it […]

By |October 23rd, 2017|Blog, Medical Minutes, News & Updates|Comments Off on Is it the Flu or Just a Cold?

What to Do If Your Child Is Stung by a Bee

Have you noticed a lot more angry bee’s flitting around these days? It’s not your imagination.

Late summer into early fall is the height of “angry bee” season. As bees and wasps near the end of their life cycle, they become increasingly aggressive.  Here at AFC Urgent Care West Hartford we see many kids walking through […]

By |August 29th, 2017|Medical Minutes|0 Comments

9 Steps to Prevent West Nile Virus

Many mark summer not by BBQs and pool parties but by the addition of mosquitoes, which are becoming a much larger threat than merely a pesky nuisance. Over the past few years, we have seen cases of West Nile Virus being diagnosed, and in 2015 alone 10 cases of West Nile Virus in humans were detected in Connecticut . This past week, we learned of 4 new CT […]

By |July 26th, 2017|Blog, Medical Minutes, News & Updates|Comments Off on 9 Steps to Prevent West Nile Virus
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