Month: January 2015

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California Measles Outbreak Spurs Vaccination Controversy

After successfully wiping it off the map in CT, recently measles has re-surfaced in California, in Disneyland, and has since spread in a few surrounding states. Medical Director Thomas Brown reviews why measles has made a come back, what the symptoms of measles are, and what to do if you or someone you know is …

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Winter Sports Safety Tips

Winter is a wonderful time for fun activities in the cold – from building snowmen at home to catching big air while snowboarding in the mountains. It’s important, however, to exercise extreme caution while enjoying winter sports to avoid conditions such as hypothermia and injuries such as breaks, sprains, and head trauma. Wear the Right …

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Women's Checkup Checklist

<![CDATA[January is a great month to focus on women’s health. It’s a new year, and time for a new start, health-wise. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention focuses on cervical cancer prevention and raises awareness about the benefits of folic acid to kick off 2015. At AFC/, we thought we’d piggyback on those topics …

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Women’s Checkup Checklist

January is a great month to focus on women’s health. It’s a new year, and time for a new start, health-wise. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention focuses on cervical cancer prevention and raises awareness about the benefits of folic acid to kick off 2015. At AFC/, we thought we’d piggyback on those topics …

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Don't Let the Flu Beat You Down

<![CDATA[Recently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a scary report, outlining the severity of the flu this year. Due to an uptick in deaths attributed to the flu, the CDC declared the flu had reached epidemic status. While that sounds serious, there are still ways for you to ward off the flu and …

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Don’t Let the Flu Beat You Down

Recently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a scary report, outlining the severity of the flu this year. Due to an uptick in deaths attributed to the flu, the CDC declared the flu had reached epidemic status. While that sounds serious, there are still ways for you to ward off the flu and …

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Bronchitis or Pneumonia: Urgent Care in West Hartford

Confusion abounds as people try to decipher if they have bronchitis or pneumonia. The symptoms can mimic one another, and often times one cannot tell which ailment they are suffering from. At  West Hartford we want to help you tell the difference. Let’s break it down: Bronchitis is a respiratory disease in which the mucus membrane …

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