Beware Of Lyme Disease From Deer Ticks!

May 4, 2022

Beware Of Lyme Disease From Deer Ticks!

Not all tick bites lead to Lyme disease, but a bite from a deer tick might!  Deer ticks are very common in the northeast, especially in Connecticut because of the warmer, wetter conditions. The climate change makes it accommodating for these types of ticks to hide in grassy plains and woodsey areas. Each year, thousands of cases of Lyme disease are reported making them a serious threat for those looking to enjoy the outdoors this ...

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Let’s Talk About STD’s: Get Tested and Prevent Getting an STD or STI

April 1, 2022

Let’s Talk About STD’s: Get Tested and Prevent Getting an STD or STI

Let’s talk about sexually transmitted diseases (STD’s) and STI’s (sexually transmitted infections). They’re sometimes undetectable, painful, and if left untreated could possibly lead to some larger health complications in the long term. In other words, they’re the last thing you want on your plate. But, the important thing is to continue the talk about them this STD Awareness Month- knowledge is power!.... so that you can prevent getting one, spreading ...

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6 Ways To Get Your Spring allergies Under Control in 2022

March 14, 2022

6 Ways To Get Your Spring allergies Under Control in 2022

Have you noticed the sporadic warm weather lately? Because of this, spring allergies are going to be in full force this year. Tree pollen is usually the culprit for spring allergies and then grass pollen in the summertime. If you’re one of the millions of people who suffer from spring allergies, then this guide is for you, especially if you come down with sneezing, wheezing, and watery eyes. 6 Ways to Get Your Spring ...

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Do I have Strep Throat Or COVID-19?

January 28, 2022

Do I have Strep Throat Or COVID-19?

Lately, we have been seeing people coming to our New Britain AFC urgent care center with strep throat-like symptoms. It’s not necessarily COVID-19 or flu related. Strep throat is a different type of winter illness that can cause that scratch in your throat, and more. It can often be tough to differentiate between strep, or “Streptococcal pharyngitis”-a bacterial  infection of the throat and the tonsils, and a sore throat, which can oftentimes be ...

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Why Your COVID-19 Test Matters: All COVID Tests Are Not All The Same

January 9, 2022

Why Your COVID-19 Test Matters: All COVID Tests Are Not All The Same

  Over the next few weeks many of you are going to be testing for COVID-19 in order to travel, go back to work, or attend events.The COVID-19 Omicron variant has been circulating around Connecticut at an insane pace,  and there has been an increase in both cases and testing in over the past two months. Your COVID-19 test matters to help reduce the spread. At the same time we want to make sure you ...

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Should I Get A Rapid COVID Test Or A PCR Test? What’s The Difference?

January 7, 2022

Should I Get A Rapid COVID Test Or A PCR Test? What’s The Difference?

  With the Omicron variant making its way around Connecticut, many of you are probably worried about getting infected. We just had a month filled with holidays and gatherings, and chances are you may have been exposed and don’t even know it. Now is not the time to be skipping your COVID-19 vaccines or blowing off testing.  Some schools are taking extra precautions by going fully virtual in January to avoid an unnecessary spread of ...

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Health And Safety Checklist For A COVID-19 Free Christmas Holiday

December 2, 2021

Health And Safety Checklist For A COVID-19 Free Christmas Holiday

Thanksgiving, Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanzaa, and the new year are usually the one time of the year when we open presents, share memories and relax with family. It’s also a time where we have to worry about the health of our loved ones and others as we gather together through the month of December. Thankfully, we now have vaccines for COVID-19 and newer and faster testing options for COVID-19 to make it a little easier ...

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Are You at Risk of Developing Diabetes? Don’t Be Another Statistic!

November 2, 2021

Are You at Risk of Developing Diabetes? Don’t Be Another Statistic!

Diabetes is a serious health condition that impacts millions of lives in the United States. Being diagnosed with diabetes often leads to other health complications that can pose many different health risks. In light of National Diabetes Month, AFC Urgent Care New Britain wants to help educate those who are at risk of developing diabetes so that they can manage their blood sugar levels and prevent full blown diabetes. Are you at risk of developing ...

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COVID-19 and the 2021 Flu Season: Avoid the Dreaded Twindemic

September 30, 2021

COVID-19 and the 2021 Flu Season: Avoid the Dreaded Twindemic

Flu season is approaching and many of us are wondering what to expect, since unfortunately, COVID-19 is still present. The CDC and researchers are worried of a possible “twindemic”. Both viruses have symptoms that often overlap and sometimes they can be hard to distinguish. In response to this, we have new updates to the flu vaccines to better prepare high risk individuals from getting the flu. AFC Urgent Care New Britain now offers the quadrivalent ...

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Angry Bee Season: Bee Stings, Treatment and Prevention

August 24, 2021

Late summer and early fall is the height of "angry bee" season. When bees and wasps are near the end of their life cycle, they become increasingly aggressive. Being stung by a bee, wasp, hornet, or yellow jacket can be both painful and scary, especially for those who have serious or life-threatening allergic reactions to bee stings. It requires a quick treatment. Here at AFC Urgent Care New Britain we are seeing a high number ...

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