2018 is officially over & it some will say it is definitely the most controversial years we’ve had in a long time. One of the most notable adverse changes that need to be addressed is the return of hepatitis. Hepatitis has been around for decades, but just last year the condition saw a rapid increase […]
It’s the new year & hopefully, you want to use this new begging as a time to upgrade yourself! Every year people make their new years resolutions, but we here at AFC Urgent Care Stamford want you all to pick more reasonable goals instead. We would like you to think about the goals you want from […]
You may not consider gift wrapping to be a dangerous activity, but your body would disagree! Gift wrapping has the potential to cause muscle strain and soreness in various areas of your body, but we’re here to help! Follow these gift-wrapping safety tips as you get into the holiday spirit this year to make it […]
Healthy eating and regular exercise are essential for preventing chronic diseases like diabetes and promoting longevity. It can be easy to let everyday distractions take precedence over your health, but don’t ignore the staggering statistics regarding a healthy diet and exercise. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention regular exercise is one of the best […]
You can’t fight your genetics. But, knowing your family’s history can reduce your chances of inheriting diseases or chronic medical conditions like cancer, diabetes, and heart disease. Since 2004, the U.S. Surgeon General has declared Thanksgiving as National Family History Day to encourage relatives to discuss the medical conditions that they have experienced. These conversations can […]
Now that we’re well into the month of October, cold and flu season is officially here. When you first become ill, it may be difficult to tell if you’re suffering from the cold or the flu. There are some key differences to look out for. The flu can require medical treatment and even lead to […]
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and that means a lot more than just wearing pink ribbons. As Breast Cancer Awareness Month has become more of a social movement, it can be easy to forget why the awareness campaign was created in the first place.
In 1985, a number of major health organizations, including […]
National School Backpack Awareness Day, on September 26, is a day for educators and physicians to come together to spread awareness about the neck and back pain that can come from lugging around a heavy backpack day after day. The National Occupational Therapy Association sponsors this day each year to spread awareness and share tips […]
Your sexual health and safety should always be top priority, but since it’s Sexual Health Awareness Month, let’s take a closer look at everything you need to know about sexual health and safe sex. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an estimated 20 million STD infections occur in the United States. Some […]
Everything You Need to Know During Immunization Awareness Month
Immunizations and vaccinations are something that most people have received in their lifetime, but do you know why they’re so important?
Understanding what diseases vaccinations can protect you and those around your from makes getting them seem like a no-brainer.
Why are vaccinations so important?
Vaccinations help your […]