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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

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

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

National School Backpack Awareness Day

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 […]

By |September 17th, 2018|Blog, Health News, News & Updates, Uncategorized|Comments Off on National School Backpack Awareness Day

Sexual Health Awareness Month – Everything You Need to Know

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 […]

By |September 17th, 2018|Blog, Health News, News & Updates, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Sexual Health Awareness Month – Everything You Need to Know

Why Wellness Checkups Matter

June is celebrated as Men’s Health Awareness month. It’s incredibly important to do regular checkups once every year. These checkups will not only tell you crucial numbers about your current health condition but also inform you of any existing or future complicated illnesses.

Lots and lots of men are guilty of putting off annual wellness checks […]

By |June 19th, 2018|Blog, Health News, News & Updates|Comments Off on Why Wellness Checkups Matter

The Difference Between Urgent Care and the Emergency Room

It is very important to understand the differences between an emergency room and an
urgent care center. If you are suffering from minor injuries and illnesses such as minor
cuts, sprains, seasonal allergies or insect bites, visit an urgent care center instead of the
emergency room. Save the ER trips for more serious injuries or conditions such as […]

By |May 17th, 2018|Blog, Health News, News & Updates|Comments Off on The Difference Between Urgent Care and the Emergency Room

Why Spring is The Best Time to Take Your Workout Outdoor

Goodbye snowy winter and welcome, lovely spring. It’s that time of year again, when spring’s warmth melts Connecticut’s lingering snow/ice, bare trees bloom beautiful flowers and the great outdoors beckons once again. Now is the time to take your workouts outside and boost your fitness. Spring offers considerable benefits when it comes to an outdoor […]

By |March 19th, 2018|Blog, Health News, News & Updates|Comments Off on Why Spring is The Best Time to Take Your Workout Outdoor
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