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Why Bees are More Aggressive in the Fall

Have you noticed a lot more aggressive bee’s buzzing around these days? And stinging more?  It’s not your imagination, it’s for real.

Late summer into early fall is the height of “angry bee” season. Emerging from hibernation in early summer, bees and wasps usually max out their living space as fall is just beginning, and sometimes […]

By |August 29th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Why Bees are More Aggressive in the Fall

Heat Related Illnesses: How to Avoid Them

2017 is proving to be one of the hottest summers in a very long time. As summer is the season for outdoors activities, be sure you are aware of heat related illnesses caused by spending prolonged periods of time in the sun. These illnesses can include heat cramps, dehydration, heat exhaustion, or even heat stroke. Fortunately, all […]

By |July 20th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Heat Related Illnesses: How to Avoid Them

7 Tips for Staying Safe Around Fireworks

The fourth of July is one of the most celebrated weekends of the year. People are traveling, firing up the grill, spending time with friends and family, and watching fireworks. Unfortunately for some families, this holiday can also include a trip to the emergency room. Staying safe around fireworks should be high priority, when setting them off […]

By |June 30th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on 7 Tips for Staying Safe Around Fireworks

5 Most Frequently Asked Questions About College Vaccines

Is your child about to go off to college in the fall? There will be things you will no longer be able to control- typical college life things such as poor diet (remember “the freshman 15?), lack of sleep, over-work, and perhaps, for some, a slight dip into the partying scene. Unfortunately, these are things […]

By |June 13th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on 5 Most Frequently Asked Questions About College Vaccines

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
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