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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

Preventing Tick Bites This Summer

While tick bites are possible all year, they are more active during the spring and summer, into early fall. This year, more ticks have been reported and sent for testing, and more ticks are testing positive for an infection that can cause Lyme disease. The Lone Star tick, which can cause an allergy to red […]

By |June 18th, 2019|News & Updates|Comments Off on Preventing Tick Bites This Summer

Migraine Symptoms & Treatment

Do you often find yourself with debilitating headaches? You may be suffering from migraines or other types of headaches, which can affect your sensitivity to elements like light and sound as well as your ability to move or sit still comfortably. Recognizing different types of headaches as well as their symptoms are critical to receiving […]

By |June 18th, 2019|News & Updates|Comments Off on Migraine Symptoms & Treatment

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?