Don’t Forget Your Child’s Back To School Physical!

July 27, 2022

Don’t Forget Your Child’s Back To School Physical!

August is notorious for “Back-to-school” everything! Think you’ve got everything done on the list for your kid? Don’t forget to add “get their back to school  physical”, right at the top of your checklist! Why is it important to get your child a physical this year? Because schools are common breeding grounds for bacteria, infections and viruses like the Flu. Your child may need their required yearly vaccinations, blood work, or information on ...

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UV Protection This UV Safety Awareness Month: Avoid the Dreaded Sunstroke and Heat Exhaustion

June 30, 2022

UV Protection This UV Safety Awareness Month: Avoid the Dreaded Sunstroke and Heat Exhaustion

One of the most common and most underrated sources of danger for our skin lies in a completely invisible hazard: ultraviolet (UV) radiation. In fact, according to the National Weather Service and National Centers for Environmental Information, UV radiation levels have been on the rise, which means that we need to be more careful than ever about protecting both ourselves and those we love from dangerous sun exposure. That's why it's important that ...

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Welcome to Men’s Health Month: Men’s Health Issues, Injuries And Prevention Tips For the Busy Guy

June 1, 2022

Welcome to Men’s Health Month: Men’s Health Issues, Injuries And Prevention Tips For the Busy Guy

With the progress we’ve made in the past decade for improved technology, medical services, and screenings to help treat and prevent diseases, there is still a small “medical gender gap” between men and women when it comes to seeking medical care. Men are more likely to skip checkups and screenings making them more likely to develop health issues with age. AFC Urgent Care West Hartford wants to help close this gap by offering full ...

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Finding The Deer Tick In Time Could Save You From Getting Lyme!

May 4, 2022

Finding The Deer Tick In Time Could Save You From Getting Lyme!

Every year, new cases of Lyme disease are reported in the northeast. But, could these cases have been prevented with early detection? Finding the deer tick in time could actually save you from getting Lyme! Deer ticks are in abundance this season and if you’re not too careful, one of them can latch onto you or a loved one. With that being said, AFC Urgent Care West Hartford is here to guide you on ...

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Understanding The Importance Of STD And STI Testing: Risks And Prevention

April 1, 2022

Understanding The Importance Of STD And STI Testing: Risks And Prevention

April is STD and STI Awareness month. Fact:  If you’re sexually active, your risk of contracting an STD ( sexually transmitted disease) or STI ( sexually transmitted infection) increases. If you have more than one partner, the risk could be  even higher. Understanding the importance of STD testing, ways to prevent getting one is not only going to help you avoid them, but also help to prevent the spread and any health complications if you don ...

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Do I Have Spring Allergies or COVID-19?

March 14, 2022

Do I Have Spring Allergies or COVID-19?

Spring allergies are in full force this season!  Afterall, we did have a warm winter with sporadic weather changes and now pollen is blowing in the air. Allergy sufferers and asthmatics now have to worry about how to manage their symptoms while COVID-19 is still around.  AFC Urgent Care West Hartford is here to help you answer the question; 'do I have spring allergies, or COVID-19?'. We’ll help break it down for you below ...

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Strep Throat Versus COVID-19: What’s The Difference?

January 28, 2022

Strep Throat Versus COVID-19: What’s The Difference?

  Sore throats are very common in the winter months, and many people are wondering if they have strep throat or COVID-19. Cases of COVID-19 have been increasing in the past few months. It’s understandable that you may assume you’ve got COVID-19, but that’s not the only winter illness you should be worrying about. Unlike COVID-19 which is caused by a viral infection, strep throat is caused by a bacterial infection. Strep is ...

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COVID-19 Testing Is Not “One” Type Of Test: Know Your Options And Differences

January 7, 2022

COVID-19 Testing Is Not “One” Type Of Test: Know Your Options And Differences

  AFC Urgent Care West Hartford is performing COVID-19 testing for employers, living facilities, nursing homes and friends and families surrounding the West Hartford area. As we continue to increase testing and offer more testing options after the holidays, many of you have questions concerning the types of COVID-19 tests offered. It can be confusing! You may have heard of “rapid testing”, “PCR Testing” and “Antigen testing”, but are probably not aware of the differences.. For ...

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Celebrating The Winter Holidays While Staying COVID-19 Free

December 2, 2021

Celebrating The Winter Holidays While Staying COVID-19 Free

  Did everyone have a safe and COVID-19 free Thanksgiving this year? We hope so because December is filled with holidays and gatherings.  COVID-19 is still around and this is the time where cases can spike if we’re not too careful. We may have vaccines for it now, but there are still people unvaccinated who are at risk, including kids ages 5 and up who have recently been eligible to get vaccinated. If you're ...

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National Diabetes Awareness Month: Understanding The Different Types

November 3, 2021

National Diabetes Awareness Month: Understanding The Different Types

It’s National Diabetes Awareness Month and this year we’re focusing on the link between Diabetes and Cardiovascular disease.  Diabetes is a serious health condition that affects the production of insulin in your body. Insulin is a hormone that is supposed to help your body digest sugars that come from what you eat and drink. If your body fails to produce enough insulin this may lead to sugar build up in your blood, which ...

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