July 4th 2021: Health and Safety Tips

July 1, 2021

School is over, New Britain! It’s time to kick back, relax, and have fun this summer. July is one of the hottest months of the year and many of us are outside enjoying barbecues, family friendly activities, the beach/pool and other events. As we try to plan accordingly, it can often be hard to remember all of the July 4th 2021 health and safety tips for you and your family. Here's a ...

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Do I Have Norovirus?

December 24, 2020

Norovirus is also known as the Winter Vomiting Bug. It is an extremely contagious form of gastroenteritis that has over 25 different strains. It is possible to get norovirus multiple times in your life. With the second wave of COVID happening, AFC Urgent Care New Britain is here to help keep you safe. Learn more about the ways to prevent catching norovirus this flu season. Causes & Symptoms The cause of norovirus typically comes from contaminated ...

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Thanksgiving Health And Safety Checklist During COVID-19

November 16, 2020

Are you all ready for another COVID-19 restricted holiday? Thanksgiving is supposed to be the one holiday out of the year where we all stuff our faces and relax with family while being thankful for everyone. But, how are we supposed to do all of that with COVID-19 still very present? This is a common question we’ve been hearing this past week especially with the recent restrictions in Connecticut. There has been an increase ...

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7 Halloween Health and Safety Tips And Tricks for 2020

October 25, 2020

Halloween. Remember when it was so simple, carefree and -for the most part-safe? As many of us participate in Halloween festivities like trick or treating, parties and dressing up in scary costumes, we often forget about the dangers that can come with Halloween night, especially this year. We can now add COVID-19 to the list of concerns to worry about this Halloween weekend. We’re sorry. 🙁 But, don’t let these dangers spook you out ...

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What To Do If Your Christmas Tree Is Making You Sick

December 17, 2019

Twas, the night before Christmas and all through the house every creature was stirring including…your itchy nose? Do you find yourself sneezing with a runny nose and itchy eyes once the tree is up? You could have a case of “Christmas Tree Syndrome.” Christmas trees help set the holiday mood with twinkling lights, shiny ornaments and the scent of pine. In many cases, however, once the tree gets into your home the mold on ...

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Why am I so tired during the holidays 2019

December 12, 2019

Winter is finally here and It’s a wrap for 2019! As we end this year with celebrations that bring families and friends together we often forget about our needs and physical health. The holidays can be joyous, but at the same time stressful and tiring. End of the year burn out is a real thing as our days can be consumed with gift shopping, working hard and being with loved ones. This burn out ...

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Are You at Risk of Developing Diabetes? Here’s what you should know

November 14, 2019

Diabetes is a serious health condition that impacts many 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 diabetes ...

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What To Do If Your Christmas Tree Is Making You Sick

December 13, 2018

Twas, the night before Christmas and all through the house every creature was stirring including…your itchy nose? Do you find yourself sneezing with a runny nose and itchy eyes once the tree is up? You could have a case of “Christmas Tree Syndrome.” Christmas trees help set the holiday mood with twinkling lights, shiny ornaments and the scent of pine. In many cases, however, once the tree gets into your home the mold on ...

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Allergy-Safe Halloween Trick or Treating Explained

October 29, 2018

For most kids, Halloween is a time for costumes, parties, trick or treating, and candy eating. Halloween candy is exciting for every child, but facing restrictions of a gluten-free diet while Trick-or-Treating can be challenging and disappointing for children. And for those with food allergies, it can be just plain old scary, so here is allergy-safe Halloween Trick or Treating explained. I suggest discussing the experience ahead of time to set expectations to keep the ...

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How To Keep Your Kids Safe This Halloween

October 25, 2018

Remember when the only challenge you had at Halloween was which superhero your child wanted to be? It’s a whole new world out there these days with everything from candy concerns to unknown neighbors. What’s a trick-or-treater to do when all he or she wants is to come home with a bag full of loot that hopefully will carry them through to Thanksgiving Day? Here are some quick tips on keeping your little ...

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