Jeff Pucko

Hygiene tips for the Holidays

The holidays are here again & that means that a lot of us will be traveling home to see our families & loved ones! Traveling can take a toll on the body & sometimes can leave you feeling & smelling unfresh. Nobody wants to feel uncomfortable while traveling around other people that you may be …

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What Steps to To Take if Bitten By a Deer Tick

Another warm winter means an early tick season again! This time of year, black legged ticks, commonly known as deer ticks, are an unwanted guest. Just like last year, this year in the northeast and Connecticut, we are going to be seeing a high population of ticks, and many of them will be deer ticks.  Unfortunately, at …

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Which is it? Spring Allergies Or A Cold?

Looks like we’re in for an early spring in the northeast, which, for allergy sufferers can mean a season of potential misery since trees start pollinating earlier. It’s easy however, to confuse seasonal allergies with a cold, as many of the symptoms overlap making it often hard to know what you’re suffering from. Let’s figure out how to …

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Zika Virus in Connecticut: Should We be Concerned?

With Zika virus in the news daily, you might be wondering if we should be concerned about Zika Virus making its way to Connecticut. First let’s explain what Zika Virus is: What is Zika Virus? Zika is a disease spread through the bite of an infected Aedes mosquito. Originally discovered in Uganda in 1947, up until …

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7 Top Warning Signs of a Heart Attack

February is National Heart Month. Heart disease does not need to be your fate, even with genetic risk factors. There are always things you can be doing, especially if you are at risk for heart disease to help prevent heart disease or a heart attack. That being said, knowing the top warning signs of heart attack is critical …

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WTNH and Urgent Care West Hartford Team Up

  Recently, four WTNH News 8 co-workers joined Kristin Gemme, a Physician Assistant from our very own AFC/ in West Hartford,to practice a a series of simple health tests you can do at home, designed to jump start a healthier lifestyle. Read more  

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How to Treat Hypothermia

How to Treat Hypothermia Baby it’s COLD outside! The recent frigid temperatures bring their own set of health issues. Hypothermia is one of them. What is Hypothermia? Hypothermia, simply stated, is when your body begins to lose heat faster than it can be produced when exposed to cold temperatures. In time, the cold will usurp …

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