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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The Differences Between Strep Throat And a Sore Throat Caused by COVID-19

January 31, 2022

The Differences Between Strep Throat And a Sore Throat Caused by COVID-19

Connecticut is now entering the second half of winter with freezing temperatures. At the same time we’re dealing with a resurgence of COVID-19 cases from the Omicron variant. It’s so easy to confuse COVID-19 with any sickness in the book. Winter is filled with illnesses like the flu, colds and even strep throat, and at AFC Urgent Care Norwalk we’re seeing it all. Sore throats are usually associated with strep throat or ...

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

January 9, 2022

Should I Get A Rapid COVID Test Or A Molecular 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 Celebrating The Winter Holidays COVID-19 Free

December 2, 2021

Health And Safety Checklist For Celebrating The Winter Holidays COVID-19 Free

Are you planning on spreading holiday cheer…. or COVID-19? The risk is not knowing, especially during this time of year when we have back-to-back holidays like Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and New Year. With COVID-19 still around we need to be EXTRA cautious of the latest variants such as the Delta variant and the most recent emerging Omicron variant. Although we can’t eliminate risk, we can mitigate it, especially by creating various kinds of accommodations ...

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Diabetes Awareness Month: Know The Signs And Symptoms

November 2, 2021

Diabetes Awareness Month: Know The Signs And Symptoms

  Diabetes is a serious medical condition that affects millions of people in the United States every day. The disease affects the production of insulin in your body and may lead to sugar build up in your blood. If not managed it may also damage nerves, blood vessels, the heart and the kidneys.  November is Diabetes Awareness month and we want everyone to know the signs and symptoms so that they can prevent it. As it ...

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