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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 16th, 2019|Blog, Health News, News & Updates|Comments Off on Why Your Child Needs a Sports Physical

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 |July 14th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on How Can I Prepare My Child For a Healthy School Year?

Tick Bite Prevention

This is the time of year when many of us begin spending more time outside. While it’s always fun to get out and enjoy the weather, your summer fun could be interrupted by an unwanted visitor. Ticks manage to find their way onto many people each year and spread things like Lyme disease, tick fever, […]

By |June 12th, 2019|Blog, Health News, In the News, News & Updates|Comments Off on Tick Bite Prevention

The Invisible Risks of Vaping

Vaping is a popular new way to consume nicotine. Originally, vaping and e-cigarettes were marketed as a safe alternative to traditional smoking. This new technology has become especially popular in groups of teens and young adults. The ability to use a vape indoors and the convenience of enjoying a variety of flavors draws in potential […]

By |June 12th, 2019|Blog, Health News, News & Updates|Comments Off on The Invisible Risks of Vaping

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
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