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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Avoid The Flu And COVID-19 By Getting Vaccinated For Both

October 4, 2021

Avoid The Flu And COVID-19 By Getting Vaccinated For Both

Flu season is right around the corner and it’s time for your annual flu shot. At the same time, COVID-19 is still around making everyone on their toes because both viruses have symptoms that overlap.  AFC Urgent Care Norwalk now offers the quadrivalent flu vaccine and is here to help vaccinate our community and provide updated information on COVID-19. Here’s what you should know about the flu season of 2021 and how you ...

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Avoid The Flu And COVID-19 By Getting Vaccinated For Both

September 30, 2021

Avoid The Flu And COVID-19 By Getting Vaccinated For Both

Flu season is right around the corner and it’s time for your annual flu shot. At the same time, COVID-19 is still around making everyone on their toes because both viruses have symptoms that overlap. AFC Urgent Care Norwalk now offers the quadrivalent flu vaccine and is here to help vaccinate our community and provide updated information on COVID-19. Here’s what you should know about the flu season of 2021 and how you ...

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Angry Bee Season Is Upon Us: Bee Sting Treatment And Prevention Tips

August 24, 2021

Angry bee season is upon us in CT, and AFC Urgent Care Norwalk is ready with tips on how to prevent bee stings and how to treat them. Just so you know, late summer and early fall is the height of "angry bee" season. 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 ...

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