Annual Physicals And Immunizations: Add It To Your Back To School Checklist!

July 27, 2022

Annual Physicals And Immunizations: Add It To Your Back To School Checklist!

Summer is almost over and we are now entering the month of August with one agenda. Back to school everything! It’s time to start your child’s back to school checklist for supplies, clothes and even their annual physical and immunizations. Physicals are a great way to build their medical history, renew their immunizations and help your child get clearance to participate in school sports in the fall months. AFC Urgent Care Torrington is ...

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UV Safety Awareness Month: How to Avoid Heat Exhaustion, Sunstroke and Other UV Ray Health Hazards

June 30, 2022

UV Safety Awareness Month: How to Avoid Heat Exhaustion, Sunstroke and Other UV Ray Health Hazards

Who knew there was a whole month dedicated to sun safety? July is officially UV Safety Awareness Month, and for the next two months, we want you all to take extra precautions when out in the sun, during heatwaves and when celebrating holidays like 4th of July and Labor day. AFC Urgent Care Torrington is here to guide you through the hot, humid and highest UV ray months with tips on UV protection, how to ...

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June is Men’s Health Month: Preventative Health Guide For Men’s Health Concerns

June 1, 2022

June is Men’s Health Month: Preventative Health Guide For Men’s Health Concerns

Guy’s, let’s face it; many of us are getting older and are starting to notice health changes. Perhaps you put on some weight in the past year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Maybe your last checkup was 5 years ago and since then, you’ve noticed that you’re more tired, achy and sicker than usual. We all know that as we get older, we’re more susceptible to injuries and health concerns ...

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Lyme Disease And Deer Ticks: How To Avoid Getting Bitten And How To Remove Them

May 4, 2022

Lyme Disease And Deer Ticks: How To Avoid Getting Bitten And How To Remove Them

Ticks can ruin outdoor fun faster than ants at a picnic. That being said, if you're outside hiking or just walking around in your backyard, chances are you might be exposing yourself to ticks here in the New England area. Connecticut is notorious for having deer ticks that carry Lyme disease. These little buggers are not only small and sneaky, but if they latch onto you and are undetected for over 36-48 hours then ...

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Knowing Your Risks For STD’s and STI’s

April 1, 2022

Knowing Your Risks For STD’s and STI’s

Sexually transmitted diseases,  more commonly reffered to as “STDs”, and STI’s- Sexually transmitted infections,  are a serious health matter than shouldn’t be ignored. STDs and STI’s are highly transmissible and if left undetected or untreated could possibly lead to long term health complications.  Getting tested for an STD or STI can be embarrassing. We get it. There is usually a stigma around it suggesting that if you have an STD, you’re ...

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How To Tell The Difference Between COVID-19 And Spring Allergy Symptoms

March 14, 2022

How To Tell The Difference Between COVID-19 And Spring Allergy Symptoms

Are you sneezing and wheezing more often lately? Is it another wave of COVID-19 or could it be spring allergies?!  Spring allergy season often comes with sneezing, congestion, a runny nose and other bothersome symptoms. But, how does one tell the difference between spring allergies, and COVID-19? There are many overlapping symptoms! AFC Urgent Care Torrington is here to help answer “is it COVID-19 or Spring Allergies?” What’s the difference between COVID-19 symptoms, and ...

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Strep Throat Versus COVID-19: I Have A Sore Throat, Is It COVID?

January 30, 2022

Strep Throat Versus COVID-19: I Have A Sore Throat, Is It COVID?

“I have a sore throat. Is it COVID-19 or Strep Throat?” Sore throats are very common when testing positive for COVID-19. But, we're also in the middle of winter. Colds, flu and even strep throat are pretty common right now as well! Don’t jump for joy if you’ve tested negative for COVID-19 but still have a scratchy and painful sore throat. Strep throat is not your typical “sore throat” that will go ...

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Why Does The Type Of COVID-19 Test Matter? Rapid COVID Test Versus PCR COVID Test

January 7, 2022

Why Does The Type Of COVID-19 Test Matter? Rapid COVID Test Versus PCR COVID Test

  Has anyone ever told you not to get a certain type of COVID-19 test over another? If yes, then you’re probably wondering why the type of COVID-19 test matters. Well to you, a COVID-19 test might mean one universal thing, but there are actually differences in reliability and accuracy as well as the method used to test for COVID-19. As testing options increase, so do the questions about what each test does and how ...

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Navigating The Winter Holidays While Staying COVID-19 Free

December 2, 2021

Navigating The Winter Holidays While Staying COVID-19 Free

  And yet another year with COVID-19, but this time with new testing options and COVID-19 vaccines to help reduce the spread and lift some restrictions in the U.S in time for the holidays. Thank goodness. During this time of year, we often get together with family and friends while spreading the joy of Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and New Year. But, with COVID-19 still present,  we still need to be cautious of the Delta variant ...

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4 Reasons Why You Should Get Your Blood Sugar Levels checked For Diabetes

November 2, 2021

4 Reasons Why You Should Get Your Blood Sugar Levels checked For Diabetes

  It’s National Diabetes Awareness Month and it’s time to take diabetes to heart! AFC Urgent Care Torrington encourages everyone to get their blood sugar levels checked at least once a year. Why? Because millions of people in the U.S. are affected by this chronic health condition and there are millions who are not aware of the symptoms and signs that could lead to one of the more serious types of diabetes.  Being ...

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