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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

How To Avoid Getting The Flu

While getting your annual flu shot is the best way to prevent getting infected with the virus, there are several measures you can take to avoid catching the flu.

Avoid close contact: When you’re in constant meetings, planning activities with the kids, or trying to keep a social life, it can be hard to not have […]

By |September 7th, 2017|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on How To Avoid Getting The Flu

How Can I Prepare My Child For a Healthy School Year?

Your child’s growth is an important sign of health.  A lot can change in a child’s or teen’s health within a year’s time.

Having an annual physical is the best method of monitoring your child’s growth, health, and development over the years.  These physicals are crucial to determine the health status of your child, as well […]

By |August 18th, 2017|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on How Can I Prepare My Child For a Healthy School Year?

Tips on How to Prepare Your Kids for School Sports

According to a survey conducted by the NFHS, 2016-2017 season set an all-time high record of the participation rate in high school sports. To be specific, 7,963,535 high school athletes played at least one sport in the last season. That is an impressive number and it is expected that there will be even more young […]

By |August 9th, 2017|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Tips on How to Prepare Your Kids for School Sports

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
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