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Know the Difference Between Spring Allergies, Covid-19 and the Flu

We love springtime as much as the next person, but unfortunately many  folks in the northeast are facing yet another blow from the otherwise beautiful weather: a sudden explosion of pollen is here, and along with it a particularly nasty spring allergy season. Not to be the bearer of bad news, but we can already …

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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Frequently Asked Questions And Answers

AFC Urgent Care is very closely monitoring the evolving changes of the COVID-19 crisis, and we assure you that as more information is being released about the outbreak we will keep you informed. This page continues to be updated as more information becomes available. We recognize you may be feeling concerned and frightened by the …

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4 Norovirus treatment and prevention tips

Have you ever gotten sick from eating something bad? Chances are you may have encountered the norovirus. Often called the “stomach flu” or “stomach bug”,  norovirus is the leading cause of foodborne illnesses in the United States. Norovirus is most common in the winter months, so let’s use preventative measures to prepare for a norovirus …

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Christmas Tree Syndrome: Is Your Tree Making You Sick?

Christmas is just around the corner and it’s the most wonderful time of the year, right? – until your Christmas tree ends up making you sick. More than one-third of American households will put up a Christmas tree during the holiday season, and if you find yourself sneezing with a runny nose and itchy eyes …

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3 Reasons Why You’re Tired Around the Holidays

Tis the season to be jolly!  The holidays are around the corner and many of us are running around buying gifts and celebrating with loved ones. Although it is supposed to be a joyous time of year it can also be a hectic one. Planning can often cause a lot of stress and finding joy …

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Top 4 Reasons To Get Checked For Diabetes

It’s National Diabetes Awareness Month and it’s time to take diabetes to the heart! More than millions of people are affected by this chronic health condition and there are millions who are not aware of the symptoms and signs that could lead to one of the more serious types of diabetes. Being prediabetic puts you …

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FREE FLU SHOTS FOR VETS AND ACTIVE SERVICE MEN AND WOMEN ON VETERANS DAY AT AMERICAN FAMILY CARE (AFC)

****MEDIA ADVISORY**** FREE FLU SHOTS FOR VETS AND ACTIVE SERVICE MEN AND WOMEN ON VETERANS DAY AT AMERICAN FAMILY CARE (AFC) -New Britain, West Hartford, Danbury, Torrington & Vernon Locations Protecting Heroes on Nov. 11- WHO?: Dr. Iftikhar Ali, Medical Director of AFC WHAT?: Is offering free flu shots to active and retired members of …

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Top 3 Halloween Health And Safety Tips 2019

Halloween is an exciting time for dressing up in fun costumes, setting up spooky decorations and filling up pillowcases of candy to bring home. While kids are only concerned about having fun and doing all of the traditional Halloween activities, they are not thinking about the dangers of the night; that’s our job. Things like …

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The 2019 Flu Vaccine: What You Need to Know

You’ve probably been getting a flu shot since you were a child–for many as young as 6 months old. Today, that’s the age the CDC recommends children begin getting the annual vaccine. Not much changed about the vaccine you’ve been getting for ages until the flu begin to morph into different strains, requiring different vaccines.  …

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