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Why It’s Important To Get Vaccinated For The Flu in 2020

Why do you need to get a flu shot this year? We hear it all the time. That being said,  this year it is important to get vaccinated for the flu not only to protect you from the flu but also because COVID-19 is still with us and doesn’t seem to be leaving anytime soon. …

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What To Do If My Child Is Allergic To Bee Stings; Angry Bee Season is Here!

It is not your imagination. Bees are out and they seem more aggressive these days. Late summer into early fall is the height of the “angry bee” season. As bees and wasps near the end of their life cycle, they become increasingly aggressive and ready to sting.  Everyone reacts differently to bee stings and it …

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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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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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How To Prepare For a Norovirus Outbreak

<![CDATA[Last year, norovirus plagued some of our favorite local restaurant establishments and infected many people in our surrounding community. The virus commonly known as the stomach flu or bug is an intestinal virus that may cause acute gastroenteritis. It is highly contagious and can be transmitted from person to person by contaminated food and water …

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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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FREE FLU SHOTS FOR VETS AND ACTIVE SERVICE MEN AND WOMEN ON VETERANS DAY AT AMERICAN FAMILY CARE (AFC)

<![CDATA[ ****MEDIA ADVISORY**** FREE FLU SHOTS FOR VETS AND ACTIVE SERVICE MEN AND WOMEN ON VETERANS DAY AT AMERICAN FAMILY CARE (AFC) -New Britain, West Hartford, Danbury, Torrington & Vernon Locations Protecting Heroes on Nov. 11- WHO?: Dr. Iftikhar Ali, Medical Director of AFC WHAT?: Is offering free flu shots to active and retired members …

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How To Keep Your Kids Safe And Healthy Halloween 2019

<![CDATA[What’s a kid to do when all he or she wants is to come home with a bag full of sugary treats and scarf them all down? While most kids can’t wait to trick or treat, filingl their bags with candy, many parents worry about what can go wrong on their child’s night of fun.  …

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Are Your Cholesterol Levels Safe?

<![CDATA[What is cholesterol? To us, cholesterol serves as a major component for all cell membranes. It’s used to make essential molecules such as hormones, fat-soluble vitamins, and bile acids to help you digest your food. It sounds simple, but to everyone else it’s just a fatty substance in our blood that is measured by different levels …

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