Stay Healthy When Traveling Abroad: The Importance of Vaccines and Physicals

July 1, 2024

Planning a trip is an exhilarating adventure, filled with the promise of exploring new cultures, tasting exotic foods, and creating unforgettable memories. However, amidst all the excitement, it’s crucial to pay attention to an important aspect of travel preparation: your health. AFC Urgent Care Southington has crafted this guide to highlight the significance of travel vaccines and physicals. Essential Travel Vaccines For Overseas  Travel vaccines are a crucial part of your pre-travel checklist, especially ...

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Celebrating Men's Health Month with Checkups: Here For You, Man!

June 4, 2024

Despite the progress in medical services and technology, men are still less likely to seek healthcare than women. Many men skip regular checkups and screenings, making them more susceptible to age-related health problems. At AFC Urgent Care Southington, we aim to change this by providing thorough checkups tailored to men's specific health needs. By visiting our center any day of the week, you can take proactive steps to prevent many health issues through routine ...

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Ticks and Lyme Disease: Staying Safe in the Great Outdoors

May 1, 2024

  Ever spotted a tiny deer tick on you? Knowing how to remove it promptly is crucial. These minuscule pests can transmit Lyme disease, a severe and potentially debilitating condition, if left attached to your skin for more than 36-48 hours. Luckily, there are measures you can take to reduce your risk of being bitten and manage tick bites if they do occur. AFC Urgent Care Southington is here to guide you through Lyme disease and ...

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Prioritizing Health in New Relationships: The Importance of STD/STI Testing

April 2, 2024

  Sex can be passionate and exhilarating, but it's crucial to recognize its potential risks. STDs and STIs are alarmingly common and can lead to discomfort and long-term health issues if left untreated. At AFC Urgent Care Southington, we're committed to your well-being, which is why we've developed a comprehensive guide on STDs and STIs, including prevention strategies and steps to take if you suspect an infection. Your health matters, and while undergoing ...

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Top 5 Things You Should Know About Your Kidneys and Kidney Disease

February 28, 2024

As March unfolds, we step into National Kidney Month, a dedicated time to shine a spotlight on the importance of kidney health. Throughout this month, we're committed to deepening our understanding of the intricate world of kidneys—exploring everything from identifying risks and symptoms of kidney-related issues to acknowledging the relentless work our kidneys do to keep us in good shape. AFC Urgent Care Southington has 4 reasons why you should take better care ...

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Should You Use Ice or Heat for Gout Relief?

February 26, 2024

Should You Use Ice or Heat for Gout Relief? Are you wondering if you should use ice or heat for gout relief? Both ice and heat therapies can be utilized for managing pain and inflammation; however, cold therapy is likely the best choice for managing pain and inflammation during a gout flare. Gout, a form of inflammatory arthritis, can cause excruciating pain and discomfort during flare-ups. This condition, characterized by sudden and severe attacks of ...

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Top 5 Differences Between COVID-19 and Strep Throat

February 1, 2024

As winter sets in, the prevalence of sore throats raises concerns about whether the symptoms point to COVID-19 or strep throat. There can be confusion because both have similarities. For instance, Covid-19 can cause a sore throat, but it doesn’t mean it’s strep.  AFC Urgent Care Southington has created a guide to help you understand the five key differences between Covid-19 and Strep Throat.  1. Causes: Viral vs. Bacterial Origins One of the ...

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Guarding Against Norovirus: Your Comprehensive Guide by AFC Urgent Care Southington

January 1, 2024

Experiencing vomiting, diarrhea, and uncertainty about the cause? Perhaps your favorite restaurant isn't to blame for making you sick; it could be the stomach flu, also known as Norovirus. AFC Urgent Care Southington has compiled a guide to help you understand Norovirus, its symptoms, and effective prevention methods! What is Norovirus? According to the CDC, Norovirus is a highly contagious virus that often manifests symptoms like vomiting and diarrhea. Norovirus infection can affect anyone ...

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Preventing Christmas Tree Syndrome for a Joyful Celebration

December 2, 2023

At AFC Urgent Care Southington, we prioritize your well-being for a healthy and festive holiday season. Picture decorating your Christmas tree without the worry of an allergic reaction overshadowing your celebrations. Christmas Tree Syndrome, an allergic response to both real and artificial trees, has the potential to dampen your holiday spirit. Fear not, as we offer guidelines to safeguard your festivities and ensure a season free from sneezing and sniffles. Understanding Christmas Tree Syndrome: This ...

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What Are the Degrees of Burns? A Guide to Identifying Burns

November 7, 2023

What Are the Degrees of Burns? A Guide to Identifying Burns So, what are the degrees of burns? If you’ve been wondering how to identify burns, we’ve got the answers for you. Burns are a common injury that can occur from various sources, including hot liquids, fire, chemicals, and sun exposure. Depending on the severity of the burn, it can range from a minor inconvenience to a life-threatening emergency. Therefore, it is crucial ...

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