American Diabetes Month: Diabetes Awareness, Warning Signs And Prevention

November 7, 2022

American Diabetes Month: Diabetes Awareness, Warning Signs And Prevention

In an ideal world, everyone would be aware of their risk for type 2 diabetes and take steps to lower it. Unfortunately, with an alarming increase of the number of people in the U.S. developing type 2 diabetes and obesity rates continuing to climb, that’s not the world we live in.  Instead, November, just before the holidays get under way, is American Diabetes Month where we take the time to remind ourselves that ...

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Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) Treatment At AFC Urgent Care Rocky Hill

October 5, 2022

A urinary tract infection, or UTI, is a common infection that affects the bladder, kidneys, ureters or urethra. Since women have shorter urethras than men, they are at higher risk of contracting a UTI. Most UTIs are caused by a bacterial infection and can therefore effectively be treated with antibiotics. Our team at AFC Urgent Care Rocky Hill wants you to know the symptoms associated with a urinary tract infection so that you can seek ...

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What To Expect For Your Child’s Back To School Physical

August 8, 2022

What To Expect For Your Child’s Back To School Physical

Getting your child a physical before the school year begins is going to help them prepare for the unexpected colds, flu, injuries, and help diagnose any underlying issues that may be lying in wait. At the same time, it’s also a good way to build your child’s medical file so that incase of the unexpected, a doctor can treat them right away. Whether your child plans on joining a fall sport or needs ...

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Deer Tick Bites: Tick Removal And Avoiding Lyme Disease

July 25, 2022

Deer Tick Bites: Tick Removal And Avoiding Lyme Disease

I got bitten by a deer tick! “How do you remove a deer tick?” is a very common question people have when encountering one of these little black legged guys. Unlike other ticks, deer ticks carry Lyme disease, which can affect the joints and nervous system. These little buggers love the grassy plains and woodland areas in Massachusetts making them a serious threat to hikers.  As we approach the warmer months, deer ticks will be ...

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Preventative Guide For Men’s Health Issues: Men’s Health Month Is Important For a Reason!

July 25, 2022

Preventative Guide For Men’s Health Issues: Men’s Health Month Is Important For a Reason!

Men’s Health month is a very important month that addresses the many health issues that are specific to men that could easily be prevented by getting regular checkups. But, fact:  unlike women, men are less likely to visit the doctor for medical help or preventative care.This makes men more likely to develop health issues with age.  AFC Urgent Care Rocky Hill wants to help close this gap by offering full checkups for men ...

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The Dangers Of UV Rays And Ways To Prevent Heat Exhaustion And Sunstroke This UV Safety Awareness Month

July 25, 2022

The Dangers Of UV Rays And Ways To Prevent Heat Exhaustion And Sunstroke This UV Safety Awareness Month

With summer in full swing, we’re spending more time outdoors while soaking up the sun. But did you know that too much time in the sun can be a really bad thing? Summer sun exposure is linked to a number of short and long-term health issues, including sunburns, skin cancer, skin aging, eye problems, heat exhaustion and heat stroke. It’s important to remember not to lose sight of UV safety during your summer ...

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Getting Tested For STDs and STIs: Know Your Status!

July 25, 2022

Getting Tested For STDs and STIs: Know Your Status!

Sexually transmitted diseases and infections (also known as STD and STIs) are very common in the U.S and continues to be a growing concern for certain age groups, especially over the last few years. There are an estimated 26 million new infections in the United States each year and almost half of these numbers are young adults between ages 15 and 24. What is the 2nd largest demographic contracting STD’s and STIs? Seniors ...

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Is My Sneezing From Allergies Or COVID-19? Spring Allergy Season Begins!

July 25, 2022

Is My Sneezing From Allergies Or COVID-19? Spring Allergy Season Begins!

Spring has sprung! Flowers are blooming, temperatures are rising and birds are chirping. If you suffer from seasonal allergies, “Ah, spring,” might soon turn into “Ah-choo, spring!” Seasonal allergies, sometimes called hay fever, are allergy symptoms that happen during certain times of the year, usually when outdoor plants release their spores. COVID-19 is still very much a threat and ruling this out will help you take the steps we mentioned above to find allergy relief ...

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