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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Welcome to Angry Bee Season. How Do I Know If My Child Is Allergic To Bee Stings?

August 27, 2021

Who else has noticed that the bee’s around here are getting more aggressive? It’s not your imagination, and it's pretty common this time of year. What you should know is that we’re entering angry bee season. Usually, during the 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 get angry, and are ...

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Getting A Full Physical Before Going Back To School

August 16, 2021

Is your little trooper excited to go back to school in-person? They might have skipped going to the doctor’s office last year when going to school virtually. But this year, going back to school means going back to the doctor. 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 ...

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Time for Back to School Physicals!

August 10, 2021

Is your little trooper excited to go back to school in-person? They might have skipped going to the doctor’s office last year when going to school virtually. But this year, going back to school means going back to the doctor. Now is the time for your child's back to school physical. Why? Because it’s a whole new school year with potential health risks. We can’t forget about updating yearly vaccinations or ...

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Travel Vaccine Checklist for Summer 2021

August 5, 2021

Summer break is here! The kids are home, and it’s time to take a long awaited break from COVID-19. Traveling is well-established as being both spiritually and emotionally healthy. However, between flying in a congested airplane and encountering a near-infinite number of foreign bacteria, traveling can be unhealthy if you’re not fully prepared. In order to ensure that your body is safe enough to combat the health risks associated with international and domestic ...

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Summer 2021 Travel Vaccines And COVID-19 Guidance

July 29, 2021

Are you ready to travel this summer? After the last year and a half we’ve had, we don’t blame you! Don’t forget your travel meds and vaccines. And, no we’re not just talking about COVID-19 vaccines, but the other important immunizations you will need to be getting when traveling as well. There are other viruses and diseases out there that are just as deadly as COVID-19 in many foreign countries. For ...

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Summer 2021: 4th of July Health And Safety Tips

July 1, 2021

Here in New England, July is notoriously one of the hottest months of the year. We’re outside, home from school and out of work early. As everyone is getting ready for their annual celebrations and traditions, it is important to get ready this summer 2021 with these 4th of July health and safety tips. 4th of July Health And Safety Tip # 1 : UV Protection is essential! We love the sun rays, the beach and ...

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Ear Pain: Is it a Cold or Ear Infection?

June 16, 2021

Though earaches occur with the common cold and the flu, sometimes a middle ear infection (otitis media) can occur as a secondary symptom. Persistent ear pain is a sign of ear infection, which requires immediate medical care. Left untreated, Ear infections can lead to long-term damage from permanent hearing loss to a ruptured eardrum. Some symptoms of ear infection include: Loss of appetite Poor Sleep Dizziness Difficulty hearing Fever Irritability Drainage from the ear If ...

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Suffering From Holiday Blues? Could Be a Vitamin B12 Deficiency

June 16, 2021

Are you suffering from the holiday blues? Many do. It could be a Vitamin B12 deficiency. Vitamin B12, an essential water-soluble vitamin that the body uses to maintain healthy nerve cells, produces RNA, DNA and red blood cells and help iron to function properly. B12 also works to produce the amino acids, which helps control mood and supports immune function. In some cases it has been linked to relieving depression. B12 injections have many benefits ...

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November is Diabetes Awareness Month

June 16, 2021

November is Diabetes Awareness month and at AFC Urgent Care Danbury we want you to be aware of the danger signs of diabetes. As of 2014 National Diabetes Association statistics, in the U.S alone, over 25 million people suffer from diabetes, and it is estimated that of those 25 million, about half of them are simply not aware that they have it. Untreated diabetes often has devastating and long range effects. When diagnosed and ...

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