The flu vaccination is the easiest and most effective way to prevent the flu from occurring. With a flu vaccination, you make yourself 60% less likely to contract the virus. If you do contract the flu after you are administered the vaccine, your symptoms are usually less intense and shorter as your body has anti-bodies […]
Despite our best efforts to maintain a healthy diet, exercise regularly, wash our hands and steer clear of germs, we’ve all experienced the inevitable sick day. You know what we mean. You may not be sure of the cause, but you just don’t feel so hot. Runny noses, upset stomachs, skin rashes, cuts and scrapes […]
While there is a lot of talk about the ‘universal health benefits’ of going gluten-free, there are many aspects of the lifestyle that most people are still unsure or unaware of. We believe that there is some truth out there, but that it is also important to clear the air on some of the bigger […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
The anti-vaxxer movement has swept across the world in recent years. The decision not to vaccinate children because of preconceived ideas that vaccines are harmful or wrong has led to the occurrence of measles, mumps, and other diseases that were once nearly eradicated. The number of parents jumping on the anti-vaxxer bandwagon has reached high […]