Winter is officially here in Connecticut, and while the snow has been slow to get to Norwalk, it’s important to make sure your body is prepared and conditioned for shoveling. Shoveling can be dangerous, leading to muscle strain and even heart attacks if done incorrectly. If you are going to be shoveling when the snow […]
Is one of your New Year’s resolutions to eat healthier? There are many ways you can adjust your lifestyle to accommodate healthier habits in the coming weeks and months without depriving yourself. Follow these steps to start a healthier diet and lifestyle in 2020!
Watch your portions
Fill half your plate with fruits and vegetables at every […]
Temperatures are steadily dropping and flu season is in full swing, leaving you more susceptible to colds and flu. While both are respiratory infections and share similar symptoms, learning the differences can mean better treatment and getting better faster.
Symptoms of a cold
If you catch a cold, you will begin to exhibit symptoms between one and […]
In addition to commemorating Veteran’s Day and celebrating Thanksgiving, the month of November is known for a worldwide campaign: Movember, which involves growing a mustache in order to promote men’s health and educating people of all ages about prostate cancer. Movember is the largest campaign dedicated to men’s health in the world and acts as […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]