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How to Avoid Poison Ivy and Poison Oak

We love summer! That being said, for many, spending more time outdoors means more chances of acquiring that pesky poison ivy and poison oak. One can easily find themselves with itchy red rashes, swelling and even blistering if they don’t know what to avoid and how.

Poison ivy has hairy vines and a viney growth […]

By |May 22nd, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on How to Avoid Poison Ivy and Poison Oak

How to Avoid Getting Bitten by a Deer Tick

This time of the year, ticks are a very real threat in the Connecticut and New England area. If you are hiking, or spending time outdoors in a grassy or wooded area, there is a large chance you could be bit by a deer tick. Here’s the good news: With precautions, you can avoid getting […]

By |May 17th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on How to Avoid Getting Bitten by a Deer Tick

7 Steps to Relieve Spring Allergies

Spring has sprung! For months we’ve been anticipating the warmer weather, getting outdoors more, and blooming flowers. But for one in four Americans, spring also triggers seasonal allergies, an immune system response that transforms  allergy sufferers into congested, itchy sneeze machines. Plus, thanks to a precipitation-heavy winter, experts are predicting a particularly severe spring pollen season. We’d […]

By |April 4th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on 7 Steps to Relieve Spring Allergies

Why You Need to Treat a UTI Quickly

A urinary tract infection, aka a UTI, aka a bladder infection, is nothing to mess around with. The infection is caused by bacteria that can affect any part of the urinary system. UTIs are very common amongst women and adolescent girls.  Sometimes, they can be caused by sexually transmitted bacteria. Urinary tract infections are also […]

By |March 21st, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Why You Need to Treat a UTI Quickly

Step by Step Immigration Physicals in New Britain

For those trying to get U.S citizenship,  there are multiple steps at various locations one must go through before completing the medical portion of the immigration process. The immigration physical can often be a long and drawn out process as well. Here at AFC Urgent Care New Britain we felt it important to offer a streamlined, […]

By |March 7th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Step by Step Immigration Physicals in New Britain

Gluten Free – Just The Facts

Wondering why so many of your friends and relatives are going gluten-free these days? See below for the basics!

What The Heck is Gluten?

Gluten is a protein found in wheat, rye, barley, spelt, kamut, farro, durum, bulgar, and semolina. A critical ingredient for bread and other baked goods, it provides texture, chew, and crust.
What is celiac disease? 
People […]

By |February 19th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Gluten Free – Just The Facts

5 Tips for a Healthier Heart

The heart beats about 2.5 billion times over an average lifetime. With such a heavy workload, the heart can sometime fail or experience complications. The good news is that heart disease can be prevented or at least minimized by making healthy life choices. February is dedicated to promoting National Heart Health and cardiovascular disease prevention. Here […]

By |February 9th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on 5 Tips for a Healthier Heart

Norovirus: What is it?

Norovirus is hitting hard this winter. It is the most common cause of foodborne disease outbreaks in the U.S.and often occurs in outbreaks where people are in close contact, such as dorms, schools,or nursing homes. The virus is currently sweeping through the U.S  school systems. A serious stomach bug, kids are being sent home and […]

By |January 25th, 2017|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Norovirus: What is it?

Best Ways to Prevent The Office Flu

The shortage of supply in the flu vaccine this year has increased the chances that people will catch the flu. This year, about 20 percent of adults are expected to catch the flu.  Every year, American businesses lose billions of dollars in sick days. Experts also estimate that the economy will lose about $20 billion in […]

By |January 10th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Best Ways to Prevent The Office Flu

4 Connecticut AFC Urgent Care Centers Earn Prestigious UCAA Certification

PRESS RELEASE:

FOUR AFC URGENT CARE CENTERS IN CONNECTICUT EARN PRESTIGIOUS UCAA URGENT CARE CERTIFICATION

-Owners Tom Kelly and Ron Krippner Committed to Outstanding Patient Care and Service –

(DANBURY, WEST HARTFORD, NEW BRITAIN, CT)  January 9, 2016 – American Family Care (AFC), the nation’s leading provider of urgent care and occupational medicine, announced today that four centers in Connecticut […]

By |January 9th, 2017|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on 4 Connecticut AFC Urgent Care Centers Earn Prestigious UCAA Certification
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