STD and STI Screening With AFC Urgent Care Norwalk

April 2, 2024

In our modern world, where conversations surrounding sexual health are gaining prominence, it's essential to grasp the disparities between Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) and Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs). AFC Urgent Care Norwalk aims to illuminate this subject and equip you with vital insights to prioritize your sexual well-being. To facilitate your understanding, AFC Urgent Care Norwalk has compiled a comprehensive guide to further educate you. Understanding STDs and STIs STDs and STIs are infections ...

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Exploring National Kidney Awareness Month with AFC Urgent Care Norwalk

February 27, 2024

Welcome to March, the month dedicated to National Kidney Awareness! At AFC Urgent Care Norwalk, we're passionate about promoting kidney health and providing our community with valuable insights. Join us as we delve into the functions of the kidneys, the impact of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), common symptoms, tips for kidney health, and how we can assist in testing for CKD. Understanding Your Kidneys' Functions: Your kidneys are vital organs that play several crucial ...

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A Sore Throat Caused by COVID-19 Versus Strep Throat: What’s the difference?

February 1, 2024

Connecticut has welcomed winter, bringing not only cold and freezing weather but also a season of illnesses such as the flu, strep throat, colds, and the lingering presence of COVID-19. While it's tempting to forget about COVID-19, it remains a concern. The silver lining is that not every symptom is indicative of COVID-19. At AFC Urgent Care Norwalk, we understand the confusion surrounding similar symptoms of Strep Throat and COVID-19. Allow us to help ...

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Your Definitive Guide to Norovirus Prevention and Treatment

January 1, 2024

Are you grappling with symptoms like vomiting and diarrhea, puzzled about their origin? Your beloved restaurant might not be the culprit; it could be the stomach flu, also known as Norovirus. To help you navigate Norovirus, its symptoms, and effective preventive measures, AFC Urgent Care Norwalk has crafted a comprehensive guide. Understanding Norovirus The CDC defines Norovirus as a highly contagious virus, often causing symptoms such as vomiting and diarrhea. Anyone is susceptible to Norovirus ...

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Navigating Christmas Tree-Related Health Concerns at AFC Urgent Care Norwalk

December 2, 2023

The holiday season brings joy, decorated trees, and festive lights. However, if you find yourself in the midst of sneezing fits, a runny nose, and itchy eyes after adorning your Christmas tree, you might be grappling with a phenomenon known as "Christmas Tree Syndrome." “Christmas Tree Syndrome” can be a confusing topic of discussion, but AFC Urgent Care Norwalk has created a guide to help you understand and prevent it.  Identifying the Signs of Christmas ...

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American Diabetes Awareness Month: Know Your Risk Factors

November 6, 2023

November is recognized as American Diabetes Month, emphasizing the importance of understanding the signs and symptoms of diabetes to prevent its onset. Diabetes remains a prevalent concern, impacting millions of individuals, with many unaware of their prediabetic status. Being prediabetic places you at an elevated risk of progressing to Type 2 diabetes, making it crucial to take action.  While diabetes screenings are a year-round necessity, AFC Urgent Care Norwalk strongly encourages everyone to educate themselves ...

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Flu vs RSV: A Comprehensive Introduction to Two Common Viral Infections

October 1, 2023

It's crucial to prepare for some unwelcome guests in these upcoming seasons like the flu and RSV (Respiratory Syncytial Virus). While both these infections share common symptoms like cough, fever, and runny nose, their epidemiology, risk factors, and potential complications differ. AFC Urgent Care Norwalk is here as your friendly partner, committed to equipping you and your family with the knowledge and tools you need. Our mission is to provide you with an easy-to-understand ...

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Renew Your Child’s Immunizations At Their Annual Check-up: Back To School Edition

August 14, 2023

During the month of August, as we observe "National Immunization Awareness Month," it is crucial to prioritize the health of our children. This is the perfect time to renew immunizations and schedule annual check-ups, ensuring that our elementary and college students are well-prepared for potential health risks in the upcoming school year. Given that our kids will be exposed to various germs, it becomes essential to prevent the spread of these germs, especially to immunocompromised ...

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Swimmer’s Ear Treatment And Prevention Tips This Summer!

July 5, 2023

Swimmer's ear, or medically known as otitis externa, is a prevalent infection affecting the outer ear canal, caused by bacteria or fungi. While commonly associated with individuals who spend time in water, it can also occur due to factors such as excessive sweating, humid environments, or trauma to the ear canal. At AFC Urgent Care Norwalk, we understand the discomfort and impact swimmer's ear can have on individuals. Our team of medical professionals ...

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Urgent Care for Broken Bones & Fractures: What Urgent Care Treats

June 12, 2023

If you have a broken bone or a fracture, urgent care may be able to help. Learn the different types of fractures (broken bones), what we treat, and when to go to the ER vs. urgent care. How Do You Know a Bone is Broken? Every year, millions of people break a bone. Broken bones typically result from a trauma like a fall, car accident, or sports injury. Medical conditions such as osteoporosis or repetitive ...

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