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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Why It’s Especially Important To Get Vaccinated For The Flu in 2021

September 30, 2021

Why It’s Especially Important To Get Vaccinated For The Flu in 2021

Why do you need to get a flu shot this year? We hear it all the time. But, this time it is important to get vaccinated for the flu in 2021 because COVID-19 is still here. Unfortunately. . Both viruses have symptoms that are very similar and heading into the flu season, you don’t want to get both. The CDC has issued a statement that everyone over the age of 6-months needs to get the ...

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What To Do If My Child Is Allergic To Bee Stings

August 24, 2021

Bees are out and if they seem more aggressive these days it isn’t your mind playing tricks on you. Late summer into early fall is the height of the "angry bee" season. As bees and wasps near the end of their life cycle, they become increasingly aggressive and ready to sting. Everyone reacts differently to bee stings and it is important to differentiate between a "normal", non allergic reaction and an allergic reaction when ...

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Back To School Physicals: The Annual Check Up You Don’t Want To Miss

August 16, 2021

Back to school means back to the doctor. This annual check up...aka a yearly physical, is the most important doctor visit of the year to evaluate your child’s overall health. So, you don’t want to skip this one Annual physicals are also more comprehensive than a regular check up or a sports physical. So if you got your child a sports physical for summer camp or summer sports, this does not mean ...

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