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 […]
Staying healthy is a task that never ends. You have to be able to listen to your body, follow modern medicine, and adapt to find what works for you. These five men’s health tips are easy to follow, and such simple changes may have a much more significant impact than you realize!
1. Wait and Think […]
Back to school time is officially here and although parents may be relieved to get a little more time to themselves, they’re also filled with plenty of worries and questions. Back to school is a stressful time, but luckily, we’re here to help! Check out this easy-to-use back to school tips for any parent who […]
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 […]