What Steps to To Take if Bitten By a Deer Tick

Another warm winter means an early tick season again! This time of year, black legged ticks, commonly known as deer ticks, are an unwanted guest. As what we experienced last year, this year we are going to be seeing a high population of ticks, and many of them will be deer ticks throughout Connecticut and the […]

By |April 25th, 2017|Medical Minutes|0 Comments

How to Know if it’s Spring Allergies Or A Cold?

Spring is packed with some of our favorite things — picnics, outdoor adventures and longer, warmer days — but it’s also when allergies act up and cold season lingers. Sometimes it can be tough to tell if you’re coming down with a cold or if your sinuses are just revolting against changes in the weather. If you find yourself sniffling and […]

By |April 7th, 2017|Medical Minutes|0 Comments

8 Top Symptoms of a UTI

It is National Kidney Month, so we thought it a good time to explore Urinary Tract Infections, or UTI’s. What is a UTI?  A urinary tract infection is caused by the bacteria usually living in the gastrointestinal tract. In some cases, sexually transmitted bacteria can also cause infection. In men, such infections are often a sign […]

By |March 21st, 2017|Blog, Health News|Comments Off on 8 Top Symptoms of a UTI

Hypothermia Symptoms and How to Treat it

With the recent blizzard experienced in the northeast, the frigid temperature and high winds bring their own set of health issues. Hypothermia can be one of them. It can happen while shoveling snow for an extended period of time, in a stuck car during a storm, or a host of other ways. It’s not something to […]

By |March 13th, 2017|Medical Minutes|0 Comments

Streamlined Immigration Physicals in West Hartford

The medical portion of the immigration process often takes multiple visits to a variety of different sites. At AFC Urgent Care West Hartford, we offer streamlined immigration physicals, designed to get you through the medical exam portion of the process without sending you all over. Our step by step immigration/green card physical allows those applying for a green card […]

By |March 3rd, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Streamlined Immigration Physicals in West Hartford

February is National Heart Health Month

Because February is National 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 men and women. Half a million women in America die each year due to heart-related complications. This is […]

By |February 9th, 2017|Blog, Health News|Comments Off on February is National Heart Health Month

Best Ways to Avoid Norovirus

Norovirus…the dreaded stomach flu that has taken down fast food giants like Chipotle, ruined cruise ship vacations and shut down schools (as we speak!), is back this year, and with a vengeance. An intestinal virus that is known as acute gastroenteritis, or simply the “stomach flu”, Norovirus infections are transmitted from person to person by contaminated […]

By |January 26th, 2017|Blog, Medical Minutes|Comments Off on Best Ways to Avoid Norovirus

How to Fight the Office Flu

Many see the flu as an inconvenience, but it can actually be a fatal disease. Although the elderly and youth are the most at risk for flu-related complications, it doesn’t hurt to take caution even if you’re not among those groups. 

Every year, American businesses lose billions of dollars in sick employees and lost productivity. Given the cost […]

By |January 10th, 2017|Blog, Medical Minutes|Comments Off on How to Fight the Office Flu

Gluten Free Connecticut’s A-B-C’s of Gluten Free!
Wondering what all the fuss is about gluten free? You’re not alone. Abby Helman Kelly from Gluten Free wants to help you learn exactly what gluten is, what foods contain it, and why a third of the American population is trying to avoid it.

What is Gluten, Anyway?
Gluten is a substance that is present in […]

By |January 9th, 2017|Blog, Medical Minutes, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Gluten Free Connecticut’s A-B-C’s of Gluten Free!

Mono or the Flu? Know the Differences

It’s not uncommon to confuse infectious mononucleosis- or mono,  with the flu, as the two viruses share many of the same symptoms.

Over the past few weeks both our  Danbury as well as West Hartford urgent care centers have seen folks coming in presenting with flu like symptoms which have turned out to be mono once […]

By |December 29th, 2016|Medical Minutes|0 Comments
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