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Measles Resurfaces in CT and New York: What Does This Mean to You?

    Measles is a highly contagious virus that we thought we’d beat a number of years ago. Unfortunately, recently we’ve seen a resurgence of measles right here in Connecticut, in New York, Massachusetts and California. The Connecticut Department of Health reported 2 confirmed cases in Fairfield cases, supposedly un-related  to one another. Connecticut had …

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Am I Having A Heart Attack?

At AFC Urgent Care Danbury we often see people coming in to our urgent care center with heart attack-like symptoms. People are often confused about whether they are having a heart attack, as the symptoms of a heart attack are very similar to other conditions, such as indigestion or an anxiety attack. In this Medical …

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Is it Bronchitis or Pneumonia?

Bronchitis is a respiratory disease in which the mucus membrane in the lungs’ bronchial passages becomes inflamed. As the irritated membrane swells and grows thicker, it narrows or shuts off the tiny airways in the lungs, resulting in coughing spells that may be accompanied by phlegm and breathlessness. The disease comes in two forms: acute …

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Flu Prevention and Treatment

As we enter flu season, has prevention tips we want you to pay attention to. We offer the flu vaccine here at our urgent care center, and urge everyone, especially those falling into the categories below to lessen their chances of getting the influenza virus, and get the flu shot. The flu vaccine is recommended …

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