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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Spring Allergies And High Risk Asthmatics: How To Get Relief

March 14, 2022

Spring Allergies And High Risk Asthmatics: How To Get Relief

Spring is coming and as we’re excited to put the winter behind us, we are now heading towards a heavy allergy season. Word on the street is, with sporadic climate changes, pollen has already started blowing our way. If that itch in your nose or your eyes is starting to get to you, then it's time to prepare and avoid allergy triggers so that you can hopefully find some relief this spring and ...

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I have a sore throat: Is it COVID-19 or Strep Throat?

January 30, 2022

I have a sore throat: Is it COVID-19 or Strep Throat?

Have you ever had that scratchy, itchy feeling? The one that starts in the back of your throat and suddenly turns into a painful burning sensation?  Some people say it’s like trying to swallow broken glass. Now that’s a pretty vivid description of a sore throat and if you have ever had one that bad then you’re not likely to forget it.  With a resurgence of COVID-19 cases,  you’re probably wondering ...

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What Kind Of COVID-19 Test Should You Get? A Rapid Test or A Molecular Test?

January 7, 2022

What Kind Of COVID-19 Test Should You Get? A Rapid Test or A Molecular Test?

  New year, new you? I wouldn't celebrate just yet. COVID-19 is still around and there has been an uptick in cases over the past two months. You’re probably wondering if that Christmas gathering or New Year party you went to last week warrants a COVID-19 test or two.  The answer is YES! But, with so many testing options out there, knowing what to get and when can be confusing, especially when there is ...

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Health And Safety Checklist for A COVID-19 Free Christmas

December 2, 2021

Health And Safety Checklist for A COVID-19 Free Christmas

COVID-19 remains in the spotlight, with the COVID-19 tests, vaccines, and health and safety guidelines right before Christmas. When will it end?! By next year we’re hoping it’s’ hold on us will weaken, but coronavirus is not going away and maybe with us to stay.  As we now have COVID-19 vaccines and more options to test for COVID, it has made it easier to spend time with loved ones for the holidays. The ...

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Top 4 Reasons To Get Checked For Diabetes

November 2, 2021

Top 4 Reasons To Get Checked For Diabetes

It’s National 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. Being prediabetic puts you at a higher risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. Although there isn’t a cure yet for diabetes, it is manageable ...

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Flu Vaccines and COVID-19: Preparing for the 2021/2022 Flu Season

September 29, 2021

Flu Vaccines and COVID-19: Preparing for the 2021/2022 Flu Season

  Flu season 2021/2022 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, COVID-19 may also be in the mix as well. This year, we have new updates to the flu vaccines so that we all can prevent the flu. We hope that by eliminating flu we can rule this out when ...

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