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Cold or Flu?  What’s the Difference?

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 […]

By |November 25th, 2019|Blog, Health News, News & Updates|Comments Off on Cold or Flu?  What’s the Difference?

Men’s Health Care in Norwalk

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 […]

By |November 18th, 2019|Blog, Health News, News & Updates|Comments Off on Men’s Health Care in Norwalk

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

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 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?

Diet and Exercise Wellness Tips for American Heart Month!

In our previous blog, we discussed the importance of American Heart Month and how patients should be mindful of their heart disease risks.

For a brief refresher: American Heart Month is a national campaign by healthcare organizations to build awareness about heart disease risks and ways adults can reduce their heart disease risks later on […]

By |February 11th, 2019|Blog, Health News, News & Updates|Comments Off on Diet and Exercise Wellness Tips for American Heart Month!

American Heart Month: Understanding How to Prevent and Treat Heart Disease

February is the start of American Heart Month as many healthcare providers, local organizations, and similar groups try to educate the public on how to manage heart disease risks.

According to the Department of Health and Human Services, American Heart Month is a national campaign aimed at building awareness about heart disease risks, prevention tips, and […]

By |February 11th, 2019|Blog, Health News, News & Updates|Comments Off on American Heart Month: Understanding How to Prevent and Treat Heart Disease

Drug and Alcohol Facts to keep your teenagers safe: Drug and Alcohol Facts Week 2019

Today begins the start of Drug and Alcohol Facts Week for 2019, which runs from January 22nd to January 27th. This week encourages teenagers to connect with medical professionals and experts to learn the truth about drug and alcohol use.

The medical community across the country organizes FAQs about drug use, alcohol consumption, and other […]

By |January 22nd, 2019|Blog, Health News, News & Updates|Comments Off on Drug and Alcohol Facts to keep your teenagers safe: Drug and Alcohol Facts Week 2019