What Is Mono and What Are the Symptoms?

April 13, 2023

So, what is mono, and what are the symptoms? American Family Care in Danbury has answers, and treatment, for you.  Mononucleosis (mono) is an infectious viral disease most commonly caused by the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), but other viruses can also cause it. Also sometimes known as the “kissing disease,” mono is spread through saliva and can even be passed from person to person from sharing cutlery and utensils. According to the CDC, mono occurs mainly ...

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Telehealth Urgent Care | Technology in the Healthcare Industry

April 6, 2023

The healthcare industry has evolved to include telehealth urgent care, an innovative technology that has made it easier for people worldwide to access healthcare virtually.  This medical service offers faster urgent care visits through virtual appointments, providing services from physical exams to diagnostics, which allows healthcare providers to connect with patients remotely, providing care, support, and information from a distance. This can be particularly beneficial for patients with mobility or transportation issues, with busy schedules ...

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STD “Awareness” Should Also Be Included In Your “Sex Talk” This Month!

March 31, 2023

It’s STD awareness month! Although April is not the only month to care about an awareness that has grown in numbers over the years, we take it as an important message to remind everyone that STD’s and STI’s can be treated and most importantly, prevented if you take action early on. Sometimes, this might mean having a “sex talk” with a new partner before actually jumping into bed with them. Knowing your ...

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Spring Allergies 2023: Let’s Avoid This Itch

March 6, 2023

Spring is coming and many of us are excited to put the winter behind us. But here’s the catch. Due to climate changes, pollen has already started blowing towards us. 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. The last thing anyone wants are allergies getting in the way and not letting us enjoy the warm weather ...

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Do Urgent Care Providers Offer On-Site Lab Services?

March 1, 2023

Urgent care providers offer convenient, time-saving alternatives to visiting an emergency room for minor, non-life-threatening medical conditions. These healthcare centers typically have shorter wait times and offer services like X-rays, urgent treatment of colds and flu, sprains, strains, and fractures, on-site lab tests, and physicals. Urgent care centers provide efficient diagnoses of various health problems, ranging from minor to severe. Some are also equipped with on-site lab testing capabilities so that patients can get results ...

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All Blocked Up? Here Are a Few Sinus Infection Cures

February 27, 2023

A sinus infection, or sinusitis, is a frustrating ailment that causes a runny nose, congestion, swollen and/or itching eyes, a sore throat, headaches, and other symptoms. While there isn’t necessarily a quick sinus infection cure, there are certainly ways that you can ease your discomfort and speed up your recovery.  If you’re suffering from sinusitis, know that you aren’t alone; approximately 90% of patients with colds have an element of viral ...

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The Many Benefits of Visiting an Urgent Care Provider

February 22, 2023

Local urgent care centers in Danbury, or family walk-in clinics, offer patients convenient and affordable urgent healthcare services. When you visit a family walk-in clinic, you can expect quick, quality care at a fraction of the cost of your local emergency room.  Emergency rooms tend to be very busy and crowded and are associated with longer waiting times and higher fees. By going to a walk-in doctor’s office for a non-life-threatening illness or injury ...

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Do I Have COVID-19 or Strep Throat?

February 6, 2023

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? Is it COVID-19 or is it Strep throat? Having COVID-19 isn’t fun.Strep throat may not be a pandemic or life threatening, but it is painful, and can be contagious. AFC Urgent Care Danbury knows that the differences between COVID-19 and strep can be confusing, so we’ve ...

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Urgent Care vs Emergency Room: The Key Differences

February 2, 2023

What is an urgent care clinic? And how does it differ from the emergency room? When should you go to the emergency room, and when should you go to an urgent care center? Whatever questions you may have, AFC has the answers.    What Is An Urgent Care Clinic? Urgent care is the level of healthcare that lies between your primary care physician (PCP) and the emergency room. When you go to urgent care, you can ...

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Thyroid Disease Awareness: Causes, Symptoms And Prevention

January 3, 2023

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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