Ready To Go Back To School? Don’t Forget To Get A Physical!

July 27, 2022

Ready To Go Back To School? Don’t Forget To Get A Physical!

With summer coming to an end, you’re probably exhausted trying to get your child new clothes, back to school school supplies, and taking last minute trips with the family. But, don’t forget to get your child a back-to-school physical. Going back to school means the risk of spreading germs, especially during the flu season and with COVID-19 still being around. A physical is going to make sure they’re up to date on ...

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UV Safety Awareness Month: Beware the Dreaded UV Rays

June 30, 2022

UV Safety Awareness Month: Beware the Dreaded UV Rays

July is UV Safety Awareness Month and for the next two months we're going to have days where UV rays will be at their highest. It's important to educate people on the dangers of overexposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation. Why? Because these invisible rays can cause harm to our bodies over time. Did you know that UV rays are partly responsible for causing your skin to age? Did you know that they can ...

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Men’s Health Month Concerns And Unintentional Injuries: They Can Be Prevented!

June 1, 2022

Men’s Health Month Concerns And Unintentional Injuries: They Can Be Prevented!

As you get older, your men's health concerns are likely to change. In light of Men’s Health Awareness month, AFC Urgent Care Vernon wants to focus on preventative care so that men can have the chance to get what they need to start living a more healthier lifestyle.   The truth is, you may have gotten away with things like eating unhealthy, smoking, not treating injuries, skipping doctors appointments and more when you were ...

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How To Protect Yourself From Deer Ticks And Lyme Disease

May 4, 2022

How To Protect Yourself From Deer Ticks And Lyme Disease

Here in the Northeast, ticks are a serious health threat. We have seen an increase in deer tick-related illnesses in Connecticut over the years. But, as common as they are, there are ways to prevent you and your family from contracting tick-borne illnesses like Lyme disease.  AFC Urgent Care Vernon knows that ticks are out and about, and has created a guide to help you and your family protect yourselves from deer ticks and Lyme ...

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5 Reasons Why You Should Get Tested For STD’s and STI’s

April 1, 2022

5 Reasons Why You Should Get Tested For STD’s and STI’s

  April is STD Awareness month. As experts see it as another opportunity to raise awareness about STDs (sexually transmitted diseases) and how they impact our lives, here at AFC Urgent Care Vernon we want to help reduce STD and STI ( sexually transmitted infections)-related stigma, fear, and discrimination so that everyone can have the chance to prevent, test for, and treat STD’s. STD’s continue to be on the rise and are very common ...

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Achew! Is it Spring Allergies Or COVID-19?

March 14, 2022

Achew! Is it Spring Allergies Or COVID-19?

Spring has sprung early this year, and if you’re prone to them,  so have your spring allergies. Spring allergies usually occur when your immune system overreacts to an outdoor allergen, such as pollen. The most common allergens are pollen from wind-pollinated plants, such as trees, grasses, and weeds in the springtime. If you're one of the millions of people who suffer from seasonal allergies, it also means sneezing, congestion, a runny nose and ...

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Is My Sore Throat COVID-19 Or Strep Throat?

January 28, 2022

Is My Sore Throat COVID-19 Or Strep Throat?

  Have a sore throat? Don’t automatically assume it’s sore COVID-19. Unfortunately,  COVID is not the only illness going around this winter. We’re actually seeing more patients coming in for sore throats from all sorts of sources.  Strep throat is very common in the colder months and is also highly contagious,  if you sneeze, cough or share things with others. It is also very common among children, especially when in environments like schools ...

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Rapid COVID-19 Test or A PCR Test? Which One Is Right For You?

January 7, 2022

Rapid COVID-19 Test or A PCR Test? Which One Is Right For You?

  People often talk about COVID-19 testing as though there is only one choice. In reality, there are more than one type of test with many differences when determining if you’re positive for COVID-19 or not. Some of you might be questioning which tests are more accurate or reliable. Which one is more accurate, a rapid COVID-19 test or a PCR Test? AFC Urgent Care Vernon is here to break down some of the common ...

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3 Ways To Celebrate A COVID-19 Free Christmas

December 2, 2021

3 Ways To Celebrate A COVID-19 Free Christmas

Ready for another COVID-19 holiday? We may not have as many restrictions as last year, but December is filled with holidays and gatherings that can risk potential spikes in COVID-19 cases. We get it, it’s another holiday season with COVID-19, but thankfully 2021 brought us newer and faster testing options, and COVID vaccines, so, if you’re planning a party or going to family events, it’s best to prepare for the unexpected. AFC ...

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Think You May Have Diabetes? Risk Factors, Symptoms and Prevention

November 2, 2021

Think You May Have Diabetes? Risk Factors, Symptoms and Prevention

  Think you may have diabetes? Diabetes is a chronic health condition that affects more than 30 million people in the United States. It has multiple types, there are warning signs, risk factors and symptoms. But most importantly, there are ways to prevent diabetes and its types, especially if you are predisposed to it.  As the disease can often feel like a life sentence of daily management, it is extra important to be educated this National ...

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