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Don't Let Swimmer's Ear Ruin Your Summer

If you or your child are prone to swimmer’s ear infections, often times August is the month it will rear its painful head. As summer progresses, bacteria multiplies in lakes, and if you are doing a lot of lake swimming, t is not uncommon to experience swimmer’s ear.

Here at AFC Urgent Care Urgent Care […]

By |August 12th, 2015|Medical Minutes|0 Comments

Bad Sunburn? It's UV Awareness Month

July is UV Awareness Month, and at AFC Urgent Care we want to make sure you are keeping your skin healthy and not inviting trouble.  Skin Cancer, Melanoma, is the most common cancer in the U.S. today, a fact not many are aware of.

It is vital that you protect your skin from the potentially […]

By |July 30th, 2015|Medical Minutes, What We Treat|0 Comments

Ticks and Lyme Disease; How To Know What to do if Bitten By a Deer Tick

This time of year black legged ticks, commonly known as deer ticks, are an unwanted guest. This year, as we saw last year, we are experiencing an especially bad tick season.

Here in the northeast  deer ticks are especially a threat as they can cause Lyme Disease.
What is Lyme Disease?
Lyme Disease is a bacterial infection caused […]

By |July 8th, 2015|Blog|0 Comments

How Can I Tell If I Need Stitches

After our last Medical Minute on differentiating  between sprains and broken bones, we thought it made sense to follow it up with how to assess when one might need stitches.

Stitches are used to mend and join together skin after an injury. They’re necessary in some instances, but not in all. If there is a cut […]

By |June 25th, 2015|Medical Minutes|0 Comments

Is it a Sprain or a Broken Bone?

It is spring, finally! Everyone is eager now to get out and play and the kids are in the midst of spring sports season.

Baseball, soccer and lacrosse are not only popular spring sports but they are also known for injuries, often times to the leg, ankle or foot.
Sometimes it’s difficult to know if the injury […]

By |May 19th, 2015|Medical Minutes|0 Comments

Allergies Could Be Worse Than Usual This Spring in Stamford

Allergies be worse than usual this year in Stamford and the rest of the northeast.

The thinking, according to our providers, is that it is because of this years’ harsh winter and massive amounts of snow. Those with seasonal allergies are now paying the price.
As the last of the snow melted, later into the spring than […]

By |April 16th, 2015|Medical Minutes|0 Comments

AFC Urgent Care Stamford Streamlines the Immigration Physical

For those entering the country, AFC Urgent Care Stamford is now able to offer simplicity to the often complex process of the health care component of international travel, and the immigration and citizenship process. The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) requires physicals for all visa, refugees, and adjustment of status applicants. These […]

By |March 30th, 2015|Medical Minutes|0 Comments

5 Signs That You Might Have strep Throat

Throat infections are common this time of year. The question is, is it strep throat, or just a viral sore throat?
Here are 5 signs that you might have strep throat
* Fever
*White spots at the back of the throat
*Fatigue
*Body aches
*Swollen glands

In short, you will often feel as though you have the flu, rundown, achy and feverish. […]

By |March 18th, 2015|Medical Minutes|0 Comments

SAD? You May Have a Vitamin B12 Deficiency

Feeling blue? This has been a record breaking cold winter, with ongoing below freezing temperatures, which can lead to seasonal affect disorder, depression, or winter blues. Adding vitamins to your diet can help. B vitamins are major contributors to how the brain and nervous system function, so getting proper nutrients in the diet can improve […]

By |March 5th, 2015|Blog, Medical Minutes|0 Comments

How to Avoid Hypothermia

Baby it’s cold outside! Due to the freezing temperatures that are occurring this winter, we thought this was a good time to discuss hypothermia, so that you can keep you and your loved ones safe when outdoors. Let’s start with the basics:
What is hypothermia?
Hypothermia is having abnormally low body temperatures, usually caused by prolonged exposure to […]

By |February 13th, 2015|Medical Minutes|0 Comments
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