Back To School Physicals For Elementary And College Students

July 27, 2022

Back To School Physicals For Elementary And College Students

August is the month to renew immunizations and to get an annual check up. Why? Because a back to school physical will help prepare your elementary and college students for potential health risks in the upcoming year. Our kids are going to be exposed to germs and with a chance of bringing these germs home to family members who are immunocompromised.  Whether your child is going away to school or is joining a sports team ...

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UV Safety Awareness Month: How To Reduce The Potential for Sunstroke or Heat Exhaustion This Summer

June 30, 2022

UV Safety Awareness Month: How To Reduce The Potential for Sunstroke or Heat Exhaustion This Summer

UV rays are a great way to get a sun kissed glow, but too much exposure can cause many health problems. Sunburns are usually a result of overexposure, but long term exposure to UV rays can lead to skin cancer, premature aging of the skin, cataracts and other eye issues. Then there is sunstroke or heat exhaustion to think about. This is why it's important to learn about UV protection so you can keep ...

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Hello Men’s Health Month! : Health Issues And Injuries That Men Can Prevent

June 1, 2022

Hello Men’s Health Month! : Health Issues And Injuries That Men Can Prevent

June is a very special month, highlighting men’s health awareness issues, health and safety at the workplace, and Father’s day. It’s time to tune in to their specific health needs because we love our men and want them to live a full and healthy life. As men age, they’re more susceptible to health issues and concerns related to cardiovascular health. At the same time, men are notoriously known to injure themselves ...

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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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