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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Is My Child Allergic To Bee Stings? How to Find Out

As we turn from late summer into early fall we see bee’s getting more aggressive. This is not your imagination. As bees, especially yellow jackets, get close to the end of their season and are preparing to die off, they get angry, and are more likely to display aggressive behavior than throughout the first few …

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Top 4 Reasons to Get Your Cholesterol Checked

September is National Cholesterol Education Month: time to think about you and your loved ones physical health! Specifically, it’s time to get your cholesterol levels checked and to learn more about ways to manage them if they are too high. Getting your cholesterol levels checked is more than just getting needles poked into you and …

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Top Reasons To Get Your Immunizations For Elementary School and College

We care for our families and we want them to be well. The only way to truly eliminate fears of infection and disease is to keep vaccinating. Many of us tend to be hesitant on getting immunizations, as it can be hard to trust what we see on the news. Most of us who have …

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American Family Care Approved to Treat Veterans as Network Provider

Press Release -VETS CAN RECEIVE CONVENIENT URGENT CARE WITHOUT PRE-AUTHORIZATION- (West Hartford, Conn) -August 7, 2019 –American Family Care (AFC) is proud to announce they are now an approved contracted network provider with the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Veterans can receive urgent care treatment at AFC locations in West Hartford, New Britain, …

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