RSV In Children And Adults: What You Should Know

December 4, 2022

RSV In Children And Adults: What You Should Know

  RSV, or “respiratory syncytial virus” is a respiratory infection caused by the common cold virus that can affect both children and adults. It can be a potential threat for infants and young children as well as adults with weakened immune systems or those being treated for lung diseases like asthma or cystic fibrosis. The point is, it’s not a virus you want to catch this winter season.  Currently, there is an outbreak of RSV ...

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November Is American Diabetes Month: Know Your Risk Factors For Developing Diabetes

November 7, 2022

November Is American Diabetes Month: Know Your Risk Factors For Developing Diabetes

November is American Diabetes month, and we want everyone to know the signs and symptoms so that they can prevent it. Diabetes continues to affect millions of people, and there are also millions of people who are not aware that they are borderline diabetic. Being prediabetic puts you at a higher risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. So, let’s try and prevent it.  While we should consider getting screened for diabetes all year long ...

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Monkeypox, Flu And COVID-19: A Threat To Our 2022 Holiday Season?

October 12, 2022

Monkeypox, Flu And COVID-19: A Threat To Our 2022 Holiday Season?

Are you ready for the holidays? Last year, many of you skipped out on getting both your COVID booster shots and your flu vaccines causing us to cancel our favorite holidays. We now know that after 2+ years of this pandemic, COVID and flu symptoms overlap making it important for everyone to get vaccinated for both viruses this time around. Afterall, we now have monkeypox to worry about (a triple threat)!  AFC Urgent Care Norwalk ...

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Angry Bee Season Is Upon Us: Bee Sting Prevention And Tips On How To Remove A Stinger

September 8, 2022

Angry Bee Season Is Upon Us: Bee Sting Prevention And Tips On How To Remove A Stinger

We are now at the height of "angry bee" season. AFC Urgent Care Norwalk is already anticipating an influx of families and children coming in for bee sting treatment. But, why are there so many bees out and why are they so aggressive? 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 ...

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Staying Healthy For The 2022 School Year Starts With A Back To School Physical

July 27, 2022

Back to school season really starts in August, not September. Some schools are beginning early this year, cutting down time with families and time to get your child what they need to be ready for the school year. But, as you might think it’s another school year and that they’ll get through it like they do every year, we think of it as another year of potential exposure to germs, colds, flu, sports ...

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How To Stay UV Protected and Prevent Heat Exhaustion & Sunstroke This Summer!

June 30, 2022

How To Stay UV Protected and Prevent Heat Exhaustion & Sunstroke This Summer!

It's UV Safety Awareness Month, and we all know the best way to stay safe from the sun's harmful UV rays is to stay out of it. But what if you have to go outside for things like work, or a 4th of July barbecue? How can you prevent heat exhaustion, sunstroke and exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays?  Don’t worry. AFC Urgent Care Norwalk is here to help guide you on how ...

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Men’s Health Month Is Important: Know Your Health Risks And Ways To Prevent Them

June 1, 2022

Men’s Health Month Is Important: Know Your Health Risks And Ways To Prevent Them

June is Men's Health Month, a time to focus on the health concerns that are specific to men. While many of the same health issues affect both men and women, there are some health problems that are more common in men or that present differently in men. For example, prostate cancer is more common in men, and heart disease and diabetes can be more fatal for men than women. AFC Urgent Care Norwalk is ...

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How Worried Should I Be About Deer Ticks And Lyme Disease In Connecticut?

May 4, 2022

How Worried Should I Be About Deer Ticks And Lyme Disease In Connecticut?

The answer is YES! Deer ticks are very common in the Northeast, especially in Connecticut. If you do plan on going for a hike or stroll near grassy plains or woodsey areas, be on the lookout for black legged ticks (deer ticks). As we approach the warmer months, you’re going to see more ticks and other little critters too. So, be on the lookout and make sure you perform regular tick checks when returning ...

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Am I At Risk For Contracting An STD or STI?

April 1, 2022

Am I At Risk For Contracting An STD or STI?

If you’re sexually active, you’re at risk of contracting a sexually transmitted disease, also known as an “STD”. STDs are highly contagious and if you’re not practicing safe sex, your risk for infection goes up. It doesn’t matter what age you are, anyone can get one. STDs are often silent and sneaky. Most people don’t always show symptoms and can spread it unintentionally.  Testing for STDs and STI’s are ...

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Is Spring Allergy Season Near…Or Is It Already Here?

March 14, 2022

Is Spring Allergy Season Near…Or Is It Already Here?

Spring is one of the most beautiful times of the year and for some it’s their favorite season. But it’s not everyone’s favorite time of the year because springtime is notorious for spring allergies! If you are prone to spring allergies, as spring approaches, you should definitely prepare for a whole lot of sniffling and sneezing because spring allergy season is already here! Why? We had a warm winter with sporadic temperatures ...

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