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School Immunizations And COVID-19 Tests For Students in 2020

Have a child entering school in a few weeks? How about a college Freshman about to leave for fall semester? It’s time to check off important medical prerequisites before sending them off to school.  AFC Urgent Care West Hartford is aware that the coronavirus pandemic is concerning parents about their children returning to school safely. …

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Connecticut’s Travel Guidelines for People Returning to Connecticut

ATTENTION AFC PATIENTS In West Hartford Connecticut Per the Regional Travel Advisory (Connecticut, New York and New Jersey) Anyone coming from states with a significant Community spread of COVID-19 is directed to SELF-QUARANTINE for 14 days that starts from the time one arrives in CT, NY and NJ.  As many of you have questions about …

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COVID-19 Antibody Testing for walk-in patients at AFC Urgent Care West Hartford, CT

AFC Urgent Care West Hartford is now performing COVID-19 antibody testing on asymptomatic patients. An appointment is not required for testing. The test is performed via a blood draw and is used to detect past infection with the specific coronavirus COVID-19. Results are typically available within 4-7 business days after testing although test result times …

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Avoid Lyme Disease: Social Distance From Ticks In 2020

<![CDATA[This time of the year, ticks are a real threat in the Connecticut and New England area. If you are hiking, or spending time outdoors in a grassy or wooded area, there is a high chance you could be bitten by a deer tick. Deer ticks are actually the most common tick carrying Lyme Disease, …

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Is there a Relationship Between COVID-19 and STD's?

<![CDATA[As you probably have figured out by now, social distancing does not mean have sex as much as possible. It is also not a time to be reckless and have unprotected sex. For that reason, we must be smart and safe so that we can "flatten the curve" and reduce the amount of COVID-19 infections …

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Do I Have Spring Allergies, Flu or Coronavirus?

<![CDATA[Spring is packed with some of our favorite things — picnics, outdoor adventures and longer, warmer days — but it’s also when allergies act up and cold season lingers. With the new wrench we are all learning more about- Coronavirus, sometimes it can be tough to tell if you’re coming down with the flu, Coronavirus …

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Christmas Tree Making You Sick? Here's What to Do

<![CDATA[More than one-third of American households will put up a Christmas tree during the holiday season. Shortly there- after, many may begin experiencing suspicious symptoms mimicking seasonal allergies. This can include sneezing, a runny nose, and itchy, watery eyes. If you have any of these symptoms, don’t panic, you’re not allergic to Christmas, although it may feel …

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Why do I always feel tired by this time of year?

<![CDATA[Everyone’s out celebrating and running around getting gifts, but you’re at home ready for a daytime nap. It’s the end of the year burn-out and we all tend to lose precious hours from our sleep schedules in order to celebrate and be around the people we love. “Why do I always feel tired by this …

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National Diabetes Awareness Month: Understanding Diabetes And Its Types

<![CDATA[It’s National Diabetes Awareness Month and this year we’re focusing on the link between Diabetes and Cardiovascular disease.  Diabetes is a serious health condition that affects the production of insulin in your body. Insulin is a hormone that is supposed to help your body digest sugars that come from what you eat and drink. If …

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