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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

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

Importance of Regular Cholesterol Testing

An important part of any physical or wellness visit is getting your cholesterol levels checked. Cholesterol is a wax-like substance that is necessary for your body to make hormones and digest fats from the food you eat, found in many proteins. However, elevated levels of cholesterol can increase your risk for stroke, heart disease and […]

By |October 3rd, 2019|News & Updates|Comments Off on Importance of Regular Cholesterol Testing

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