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Preventing Skin Cancer

Skin cells have the potential to become malignant and can lead to the development of cancer. In the U.S, skin cancer is the most common type of cancer, with basal cell carcinoma (BCC) as the most common type of skin cancer and squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) as the second most common type. Melanoma is the […]

By |May 11th, 2019|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Preventing Skin Cancer

Spring Allergies

April means the return of spring sports, children playing outside, warmer days & cooler nights. Unfortunately, it also means the start of allergy season. If you are a part of the thousands that are affected by allergies every year, AFC Urgent Care Stamford would like to give you some advice & information to help you […]

By |April 29th, 2019|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Spring Allergies

Sports Gear For Children

AFC Urgent Care Stamford encourages parents to enroll their kids in sports. Sports teach kids discipline, give them a friend group and can keep them healthy! Sports have amazing benefits for kids of all ages and getting your child hooked in a healthy lifestyle is always a plus. However, sports such as baseball, hockey, football, […]

By |April 29th, 2019|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Sports Gear For Children

Nutrition Tips and Tricks

Finding a good nutrition plan is a challenge. With busy schedules and tight budgets, it’s easy to see an excuse for your poor eating habits, but it’s time to change that! 2019 is the first year that celebrates national nutrition month. That’s right – a whole month dedicated to spreading nutrition tips and tricks with […]

By |March 25th, 2019|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Nutrition Tips and Tricks

What You Need to Know About Chickenpox

Chickenpox was once one of the most common diseases to affect children and presents as a rash across the body. It is highly contagious until you have contracted the virus and affects most people by adulthood if they were not previously vaccinated as children. It can spread quickly among groups, such as children at school […]

By |February 28th, 2019|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on What You Need to Know About Chickenpox

Keep Vaccinating your children in 2019

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 […]

By |January 28th, 2019|Blog, Health News, News & Updates|Comments Off on Keep Vaccinating your children in 2019

2019 Health

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 […]

By |January 28th, 2019|Blog, Health News, News & Updates|Comments Off on 2019 Health

Gift Wrapping Safety Tips

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 […]

By |December 28th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Gift Wrapping Safety Tips

American Diabetes Month

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 […]

By |November 19th, 2018|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on American Diabetes Month

Knowing Your Family History

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 […]

By |November 19th, 2018|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Knowing Your Family History
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