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4 Reasons Why You Should Get a Flu Shot This Year

The flu season has only just begun, but you may already be vulnerable to catching the virus and developing symptoms. The easiest way to prevent the virus is by getting an annual flu shot, which makes you immune. If you haven’t gotten your flu shot yet and are on the fence about needing one, check […]

By |October 29th, 2019|Blog, Health News, News & Updates|Comments Off on 4 Reasons Why You Should Get a Flu Shot This Year

AFC Urgent Care Norwalk on Good Morning Wilton

Ken Goldberg, owner of AFC Urgent Care Norwalk, was recently interviewed on Good Morning Wilton, a local morning show. In addition to talking about physicals, injury treatment and other services we provide, Ken discussed the importance of getting the flu shot early in the season, ideally in October, in order to be protected against the […]

By |October 23rd, 2019|Blog, Health News, News & Updates|Comments Off on AFC Urgent Care Norwalk on Good Morning Wilton

Common Fall Allergies & How to Treat Them

Seasonal allergies are very common in the spring when the initial waves of pollen hit. If you find yourself experiencing persistently runny noses, watering eyes and itching, it might not be a early cold: allergies can be just as prevalent in the fall, with symptoms affecting you indoors and out. Learn about the most common […]

By |October 10th, 2019|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Common Fall Allergies & How to Treat Them

American Family Care Approved To Treat Veterans as Network Provider

NORWALK, CONN., Thursday, September 19, 2019 – American Family Care (AFC) is proud to announce that we been approved as a contract network provider with the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).  Eligible veterans can now receive treatment at AFC Urgent Care in Norwalk offering extended hours without an appointment.

The VA urgent care benefit […]

By |September 27th, 2019|Blog, Health News, News & Updates|Comments Off on American Family Care Approved To Treat Veterans as Network Provider

Why Does My Child Need a Sports Physical?

With the fall sports season quickly approaching, it is time to get a sports physical for your child. Most programs require a student to complete a physical before they can participate in a sport. There are two main aspects of sports physicals: medical history and physical examination.  These physicals measure if a child is physically […]

By |August 19th, 2019|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Why Does My Child Need a Sports Physical?

Sun Safety Tips This Summer

The last few days of summer calls for backyard barbecues, day trips to the beach, sitting poolside or hosting a barbecue, but all that time spent in the sun can actually be damaging to your skin. Unprotected sun exposure is the number one cause of premature skin aging and skin cancer.  Unfortunately, many people still […]

By |July 31st, 2019|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Sun Safety Tips This Summer

The Importance of Hydration:  Tips for a Healthy Summer

Did you know that the adult body is comprised of about 60% water? Proper hydration is essential for our overall good health. The water we drink optimizes blood pressure, regulates body temperature, lubricates joints, moves waste out of the body, aids in digestion.  Not drinking enough water is a major risk for dehydration, especially during […]

By |July 17th, 2019|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on The Importance of Hydration:  Tips for a Healthy Summer

Why DOT Physicals Are Important

Depending on your field, you may be required to take periodic physical examinations to maintain certifications that are key to your employment. Jobs in healthcare, transportation, government and public service and the military often require physicals to ensure that you can perform the duties of the job safely, and will need to be performed depending […]

By |May 31st, 2019|Blog, Health News, News & Updates|Comments Off on Why DOT Physicals Are Important

What Can I Do to Prevent a Stroke?

The possibility of stroke increases as you age, especially if you have a family history or have certain risk factors that apply to your lifestyle. Luckily, there are ways you can reduce the possibility of suffering from a stroke by making certain changes to your wellness and routine. If you are interested in reducing your […]

By |May 31st, 2019|Blog, Health News, News & Updates|Comments Off on What Can I Do to Prevent a Stroke?

How to Manage Your Seasonal Allergies

Seasonal allergies, like other types of allergies, develop when the body’s immune system overreacts to something in the environment, usually during spring, summer or fall when certain plants pollinate.

Symptoms include itchy eyes, sneezing, nasal congestion, and wheezing.  Seasonal allergies affect millions of people in the U.S. The Centers for Disease Control estimate that 19.9 million […]

By |April 8th, 2019|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on How to Manage Your Seasonal Allergies