STD and STI Awareness Month: Educate Yourself on Your Sexual Health

April 2, 2024

Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) remain prevalent health concerns globally, affecting individuals of all ages, genders, and sexual orientations. Despite the advancements in medicine and increased awareness campaigns, the rates of STDs and STIs continue to rise, highlighting the critical need for education, prevention, and accessible healthcare services.  In this blog post, we delve into the significance of understanding STDs and STIs, as well as the role AFC Urgent Care Rocky ...

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The Importance of Your Kidneys: National Kidney Disease Awareness

March 1, 2024

March brings with it National Kidney Month, a time dedicated to raising awareness about the significance of kidney health. It's a period where we emphasize understanding the complexities of our kidneys, from recognizing the risks and symptoms of kidney-related ailments to appreciating the tireless efforts our kidneys exert to maintain our well-being. At AFC Urgent Care Rocky Hill, we've crafted a valuable guide to deepen your understanding of kidney health and the potential ...

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My Throat Feels Odd: Is It COVID-19 Or Strep Throat?

February 1, 2024

Winter commonly brings about the prevalence of sore throats, leaving individuals questioning whether their symptoms indicate strep throat, COVID-19, or another ailment. While concerns about the HV.1 and JN.1 variants may lead to an assumption of COVID-19, it's important to recognize that various winter illnesses warrant consideration. Differentiating between COVID-19 and strep throat is crucial. COVID-19 results from a viral infection, whereas strep throat is caused by bacteria. Strep is highly contagious ...

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Norovirus Defense: Your Comprehensive Guide to Prevention and Treatment

January 1, 2024

As we navigate the winter season, steering clear of various illnesses, one notable adversary to remain vigilant against is norovirus, colloquially known as the "stomach flu." If you've successfully evaded its grasp thus far, count yourself fortunate. The past year witnessed our beloved local dining establishments grappling with a norovirus outbreak, leading to closures and impacting numerous community members. In light of this, AFC Urgent Care Rocky Hill takes the reins as your local ...

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Christmas Tree Syndrome: The Itch to Your Nose You Want To Avoid This Christmas

December 2, 2023

If the winter holidays always bring about cold-like symptoms, especially when you have a tree up in your living room, it's safe to say that you might be grappling with an allergy to Christmas trees. Surprisingly, this allergy may not be directly tied to the trees themselves but rather to elements associated with them. Join AFC Urgent Care Rocky Hill as we dive into the nuances of Christmas Tree Syndrome and its potential impact ...

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American Diabetes Month: Raising Awareness, Recognizing Signs, and Preventing Diabetes

November 6, 2023

In a perfect world, everyone would be well-informed about the risk of developing type 2 diabetes and actively work to reduce it. However, the reality is different. The United States is seeing an alarming rise in the number of people with type 2 diabetes, accompanied by soaring obesity rates. Therefore, November is designated as American Diabetes Month, just before the holiday season begins, to emphasize the importance of diabetes screenings and routine A1C tests for ...

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Safeguarding Your Health: AFC Urgent Care Rocky Hill's Guide to Flu and RSV Season

October 1, 2023

We pretty much said our goodbyes to summer, and are welcoming the new seasons. These seasons will bring a lot of change, along with some uninvited guests like the flu and RSV (Respiratory Syncytial Virus). At AFC Urgent Care Rocky Hill, we are your committed ally, dedicated to keeping you and your family informed and prepared. Here is our comprehensive guide to understanding the differences between flu and RSV, the symptoms, preventive measures, and the ...

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August Is Time For Back to School Vaccinations And Physicals!

August 14, 2023

As August arrives, bringing with it "National Immunization Awareness Month," it's crucial to prioritize your child's health. Amidst the flurry of preparations for the upcoming school year, let's emphasize the importance of immunizations and highlight the opportunity for eligible children to receive back to school vaccinations. While you're busy with your back to school checklist, make sure to prioritize scheduling a comprehensive back-to-school physical for your child. Schools can be breeding ...

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My Ear Hurts! Understanding, Preventing, and Managing Swimmer's Ear This Summer

July 5, 2023

As the summer season intensifies, so will our urge to take the plunge into refreshing pools to keep cool. But what people don’t realize is that sometimes a little too much water or bacteria or fungal infested water can lead to an ear ache. A common condition called swimmer's ear can dampen your summer experiences. At AFC Urgent Care Rocky Hill, we invite you to join the conversation as we delve into the ...

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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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