Thyroid Disease Awareness: Causes, Symptoms And Prevention

January 3, 2023

Thyroid Disease Awareness: Causes, Symptoms And Prevention

Thyroid disease is one of the most common endocrine disorders and affects millions of people around the world. It is important to be aware of the symptoms, causes, and treatments of thyroid disease in order to properly diagnose and manage the condition.  AFC Urgent Care Danbury is here to help educate you about thyroid disease, its symptoms, causes, and treatments. We will also discuss the importance of early diagnosis and management of the condition in ...

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RSV Disease: What It Is, The Symptoms, And How To Get Through It

December 3, 2022

RSV Disease: What It Is, The Symptoms, And How To Get Through It

RSV is here. We’re sure you’ve heard. It is the latest respiratory virus that causes inflammation and infection of the airways. Most commonly affecting infants and children under 12 months,the fact is that it can affect all age groups. A mild case of RSV causes mild, cold-like symptoms and is often confused with the flu. A more severe case can be quite dangerous. Because RSV can affect infants and babies, it is ...

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Don’t Become Another Statistic This American Diabetes Month!

November 7, 2022

Don’t Become Another Statistic This American Diabetes Month!

It’s American Diabetes Awareness Month and it’s time to take diabetes to heart! Millions of people are affected by this chronic health condition and there are millions who are not aware of the symptoms and signs that could lead to one of the more serious types of diabetes.  Our message this holiday season is to not become another statistic! And yes, we are talking to  pre diabetics who are at a higher risk ...

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Flu, COVID-19, And Monkeypox, Oh My! Here’s What You Should Know About All 3 Viruses!

October 11, 2022

Flu, COVID-19, And Monkeypox, Oh My! Here’s What You Should Know About All 3 Viruses!

Flu season 2022/2023 is approaching and it’s time to get your annual flu shots. As the flu was the only thing we had to worry about spreading prior to 2020,  this fall and winter, it’s become a more complex landscape! Now, COVID-19 and even Monkeypox may also be in the mix as well. This year, we have new updates to the flu vaccines so that we all can prevent contracting the flu ...

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My Child Is Allergic To Bee Stings! How To Avoid Angry Bee Season

September 6, 2022

My Child Is Allergic To Bee Stings! How To Avoid Angry Bee Season

Usually, during late summer and early fall, bees get close to the end of their season and are preparing to die off. As they fight for survival and resources, they often get “angry”, and are more likely to display aggressive behavior than throughout the first few months of their life span. We are now entering “angry bee season” and you might have questions like “How do I avoid angry bee season?” or “My child is ...

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Back To School Physicals And Immunizations 2022

July 26, 2022

Back To School Physicals And Immunizations 2022

Summer’s almost over and you know what that means? It’s time to prepare for the 2022 school year by getting your child a back-to-school physical and updated immunizations.  Why? Because it’s a whole new school year with potential health risks. We can’t forget about updating yearly vaccinations or preparing for illnesses like the flu this winter. Since kids will be back in school, the risk for spreading germs goes up. At ...

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Protect Yourself From UV Rays, Sunstroke and Heat Exhaustion This Summer: It’s UV Safety Awareness Month

June 30, 2022

Protect Yourself From UV Rays, Sunstroke and Heat Exhaustion This Summer: It’s UV Safety Awareness Month

UV Safety Awareness Month is a national campaign in July to remind people to protect their skin from the sun’s harmful UV rays. It's important to know what UV rays are and how they can affect your skin. As it turns out, UV rays are responsible for most skin cancers including melanoma and basal cell carcinoma and other harmful effects like sunburns and eye damage. In fact, ultraviolet radiation (UV) is the most ...

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June is Men’s Health Month; Let’s Talk Men’s Health Issues And Ways to Prevent Serious Medical Problems

June 1, 2022

June is Men’s Health Month; Let’s Talk Men’s Health Issues And Ways to Prevent Serious Medical Problems

Too many men wait until they have a serious health problem before they seek medical help. This can be a deadly mistake, no pun intended. There are many mens health issues like cardiovascular disease, diabetes and others that can be addressed with early diagnosis and treatment. In light of June’s Men’s Health Awareness month, AFC Urgent Care Danbury wants to help men tackle these issues.  The first step is to be more aware ...

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Deer Ticks and the Dangers of Lyme Disease

May 4, 2022

Deer Ticks and the Dangers of Lyme Disease

Ticks are making a comeback this season and are expected to be booming in numbers. The New England area, specifically Connecticut,  is a hotspot for these sneaky little buggers because they often carry Lyme disease. Lyme disease is notorious for causing long term issues of the nervous system and joints. The good news is this: most tick bites don’t expose people to Lyme Disease, but deer ticks (that roam New England)  often do. We ...

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New Relationship? It’s Time To Talk About STD and STI Testing

April 1, 2022

New Relationship? It’s Time To Talk About STD and STI Testing

Starting a new relationship can be exciting, but at the same time, it can also be challenging. When you and your partner start to become intimate, a conversation about sexually transmitted diseases, or “STDs” and STIs ( sexually transmitted infections) can seem intimidating or scary.  Why should every new couple have this conversation? It’s important because you want to protect you and your partner from the spread of unwanted STDs or STIs. Fact: most people ...

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