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How to Treat Poison Ivy and Poison Oak

Ahh summer. Filled with outdoor play time…and all the nasty rashes associated with it.  Poison ivy and poison oak can make summer fun time, summer DONE time. When in contact with skin, the oils from these 2 plants causes an itchy, blistering rash for the unlucky many who are sensitive to it. In most cases, this […]

By |May 22nd, 2017|Blog, What We Treat|Comments Off on How to Treat Poison Ivy and Poison Oak

Why You Need to Treat a UTI Quickly

A urinary tract infection, aka a UTI, aka a bladder infection, is nothing to mess around with. The infection is caused by bacteria that can affect any part of the urinary system. UTIs are very common amongst women and adolescent girls.  Sometimes, they can be caused by sexually transmitted bacteria. Urinary tract infections are also […]

By |March 21st, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Why You Need to Treat a UTI Quickly

Step by Step Immigration Physicals in New Britain

For those trying to get U.S citizenship,  there are multiple steps at various locations one must go through before completing the medical portion of the immigration process. The immigration physical can often be a long and drawn out process as well. Here at AFC Urgent Care New Britain we felt it important to offer a streamlined, […]

By |March 7th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Step by Step Immigration Physicals in New Britain

Gluten Free – Just The Facts

Wondering why so many of your friends and relatives are going gluten-free these days? See below for the basics!

What The Heck is Gluten?

Gluten is a protein found in wheat, rye, barley, spelt, kamut, farro, durum, bulgar, and semolina. A critical ingredient for bread and other baked goods, it provides texture, chew, and crust.
What is celiac disease? 
People […]

By |February 19th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Gluten Free – Just The Facts

5 Tips for a Healthier Heart

The heart beats about 2.5 billion times over an average lifetime. With such a heavy workload, the heart can sometime fail or experience complications. The good news is that heart disease can be prevented or at least minimized by making healthy life choices. February is dedicated to promoting National Heart Health and cardiovascular disease prevention. Here […]

By |February 9th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on 5 Tips for a Healthier Heart

Norovirus: What is it?

Norovirus is hitting hard this winter. It is the most common cause of foodborne disease outbreaks in the U.S.and often occurs in outbreaks where people are in close contact, such as dorms, schools,or nursing homes. The virus is currently sweeping through the U.S  school systems. A serious stomach bug, kids are being sent home and […]

By |January 25th, 2017|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Norovirus: What is it?

Best Ways to Prevent The Office Flu

The shortage of supply in the flu vaccine this year has increased the chances that people will catch the flu. This year, about 20 percent of adults are expected to catch the flu.  Every year, American businesses lose billions of dollars in sick days. Experts also estimate that the economy will lose about $20 billion in […]

By |January 10th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Best Ways to Prevent The Office Flu

4 Connecticut AFC Urgent Care Centers Earn Prestigious UCAA Certification

PRESS RELEASE:

FOUR AFC URGENT CARE CENTERS IN CONNECTICUT EARN PRESTIGIOUS UCAA URGENT CARE CERTIFICATION

-Owners Tom Kelly and Ron Krippner Committed to Outstanding Patient Care and Service –

(DANBURY, WEST HARTFORD, NEW BRITAIN, CT)  January 9, 2016 – American Family Care (AFC), the nation’s leading provider of urgent care and occupational medicine, announced today that four centers in Connecticut […]

By |January 9th, 2017|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on 4 Connecticut AFC Urgent Care Centers Earn Prestigious UCAA Certification

How to Know if it’s Strep Throat or Just a Sore Throat

Lately, we have been seeing  people walking into our New Britain urgent care center with strep throat like symptoms. It can often be tough to differentiate between strep, or “Streptococcal pharyngitis”-a bacterial  infection of the throat and the tonsils, and a sore throat, which can often times be viral, and not treatable with antibiotics.  This is why […]

By |December 29th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on How to Know if it’s Strep Throat or Just a Sore Throat

What to Do if You Find Lice in Your Child’s Hair

Your child tells you that it feels like “something is moving in my hair and I can’t stop scratching my head”.  Remain calm…. but it’s likely these are symptoms of head lice. If you’ve avoided thinking about what to do if you find lice in your child’s hair, we’re here to calmly walk you through […]

By |November 16th, 2016|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on What to Do if You Find Lice in Your Child’s Hair
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