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The Importance of an Annual Flu Shot

The flu vaccination is the easiest and most effective way to prevent the flu from occurring. With a flu vaccination, you make yourself 60% less likely to contract the virus. If you do contract the flu after you are administered the vaccine, your symptoms are usually less intense and shorter as your body has anti-bodies […]

By |September 10th, 2014|In the News|0 Comments

Why Your Child Needs a Sports Physical

The school season is right around the corner, which means it’s also time for fall sports!

Whether your child is signed up to play football, soccer, or track and field, you need to make sure they are healthy before they hit the field, court or track.

A sports physical, also known as a pre-participation physical, is a […]

By |July 26th, 2017|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Why Your Child Needs a Sports Physical

What You Need to Know About Staying Hydrated

 

When you don’t drink enough water prior to your morning run, or you powered through Saturday’s spin class without a sip of water, or you worked through your shift and never stepped foot near the water fountain, you’re setting yourself on a path to dehydration.

Staying hydrated is an absolute must for survival, especially during these […]

By |July 12th, 2017|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on What You Need to Know About Staying Hydrated

How to Treat Insect Bites

In the warmer, longer days of summer, you’ll find yourself wanting to spend more time outdoors, which means you’re exposing yourself to a plethora of insects including ticks, mosquitoes, and bees.

Some insect bites can cause a reaction that will leave your skin feeling itchy or covered in red patches.

Here are a few bug bites to […]

By |June 27th, 2017|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on How to Treat Insect Bites

Man Up and Take Care of Your Health

AFC Urgent Care Stamford is encouraging fathers to “Man Up” and take charge of their health by making lifestyle changes and visiting our urgent care center for preventative services.

Regular wellness exam

There’s a reason why it’s called a yearly exam.  Regular exams become critical as you age to detect underlying medical conditions that can be diagnosed […]

By |June 13th, 2017|Blog, Health News, News & Updates|Comments Off on Man Up and Take Care of Your Health

Ease the Itch With These Poison Ivy Tips

You chop down a shrub while trimming your lawn.  Or you’re planting fresh flowers for your garden.  Next thing you know, your arms and legs start tingling and turn red.  Before you know it, you’re covered in an itchy rash.  What you didn’t realize is that you might have come across a poisonous plant.

What happened?

What […]

By |June 1st, 2017|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Ease the Itch With These Poison Ivy Tips

Urgent Care Awareness Month

Every May, the Urgent Care Association of America celebrates the contributions that urgent care centers have brought to their communities.  Urgent Care Awareness Month highlights the many benefits of urgent care services in contrast to emergency rooms and doctors’ offices.  Urgent care centers like AFC Urgent Care Stamford bridge the gap between expensive emergency rooms and […]

By |May 18th, 2017|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Urgent Care Awareness Month

Safety Measures Construction Workers Must Take

Construction work is easily one of the most dangerous fields.  Working at various heights, using mobile equipment, and exposure to dust and chemicals means that construction workers must be fully aware of what precautions to take while working in hazardous conditions.

Here are four safety measures construction workers should take:

Know the Dangers on the Job Site: Employers […]

By |May 3rd, 2017|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Safety Measures Construction Workers Must Take

5 Work Safety Tips Every Employee Should Follow

Creating a safe work environment is based on how well everyone in your organization communicates and adheres to safety policies.

By instilling a workplace safety policy, your company will reap the benefits of having a consistent flow of productivity, less cases of absenteeism, lower turnover rate, and a decrease in workers’ compensation claims.

There are actionable measures […]

By |April 14th, 2017|Blog, Health News, News & Updates|Comments Off on 5 Work Safety Tips Every Employee Should Follow

AFC Urgent Care Administers Immigration Physicals

The path to citizenship is a time-consuming process for individuals looking to become citizens due to the amount of paperwork they have to fill out, fulfilling the requirements to become a citizen, and the time it takes to get approved.

One of the main requirements immigrants must undergo is having an immigration physical administered.

Immigration physicals are for […]

By |April 3rd, 2017|Blog, Health News, News & Updates|Comments Off on AFC Urgent Care Administers Immigration Physicals

5 Ways To Avoid Sports Injury

Spring is officially here, which also means that it’s time for spring sports.  Athletes are ready to dust off the gloves, cleats, and helmets and get outside!

But before you hand your student athlete a lacrosse stick or a baseball bat, you should make sure that they’re aware of any health risks they may face.

Unfortunately, accidents […]

By |March 27th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on 5 Ways To Avoid Sports Injury
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