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Foods that Improve Heart Health

Eating a healthy diet can help keep you from developing heart disease later in life or preventing current heart conditions from worsening. Certain foods can impact cholesterol levels, blood pressure, inflammation, and more. If you are concerned with your heart health, visit AFC Urgent Care Norwalk to speak with one of our physicians. Our doctors […]

By |February 23rd, 2021|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Foods that Improve Heart Health

How Can I Keep My Respiratory System Healthy?

Respiratory illnesses are contagious. This is why you see medical experts emphasizing the importance of sneezing into your elbow to stop spreading germs. It’s important to maintain your health while COVID-19 is still happening. Until you can get the vaccine, be sure to maintain your distance from others and wear a mask. If you begin […]

By |February 8th, 2021|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on How Can I Keep My Respiratory System Healthy?

Tips for Overcoming Seasonal Depression

Seasonal affective disorder, or seasonal depression, happens to millions of Americans every Winter. It happens due to a drop in temperature keeping people inside and the lack of sunlight giving you vitamin D. Seasonal affective disorder occurs primarily in Winter. If you experience symptoms beyond that, you likely have depression. AFC Urgent Care Norwalk specializes […]

By |January 25th, 2021|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Tips for Overcoming Seasonal Depression

How Can I Stay Safe from COVID in 2021?

COVID-19 is still here, and it may be a few months before the general public can get vaccinated. Staying healthy and avoiding the spread is still as important now as it was in 2020. With new information popping up everyday, public health officials are able to provide accurate and up-to-date information. If you have been […]

By |January 25th, 2021|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on How Can I Stay Safe from COVID in 2021?

What are Common Winter Illnesses in Kids?

Children are more likely to catch contagious illnesses during the cold winter months than at any other time of year. Between going to school and daycare, there are plenty of opportunities for children to get sick from each other. AFC Urgent Care Norwalk is here to help you understand the differences between each illness to […]

By |December 31st, 2020|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on What are Common Winter Illnesses in Kids?

Can COVID cause Bronchitis?

Bronchitis occurs when the lining of your bronchial becomes inflamed and swollen. It causes a cough that produces mucus and overall congestion in your chest. Most bronchitis cases are caused by other viruses. This means that COVID can cause bronchitis, especially since a common symptom of COVID is a cough. If you think you may […]

By |December 15th, 2020|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Can COVID cause Bronchitis?

What should I do if my fever gets worse?

Having a fever is not an illness itself but rather an immune reaction to a bacterial infection and other illnesses. Overheating in hot weather can cause heatstroke and can significantly raise your body temperature. While most people find fevers concerning, it aids the immune system to fight off infections that stem from harmful bacteria, viruses, […]

By |November 15th, 2020|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on What should I do if my fever gets worse?

What causes a sore throat?

A sore throat involves pain and irritation in the throat and can be the symptom of a disease. When you try to swallow, the pain gets more intense. The majority of sore throats are a result of viral infections like the common cold or flu. Usually, sore throats heal by themselves over the passage of […]

By |November 15th, 2020|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on What causes a sore throat?

Similarities and Differences Between the Flu, Cold, and COVID-19

Worrying about contracting COVID-19 is heavy on many people’s mind, but as we head in to cold and flu season that fear becomes much more complicated. If you get sick this fall or winter do you know how to distinguish rather it’s the cold, flu, or COVID-19? It’s impossible to know for sure without getting […]

By |October 30th, 2020|News & Updates|Comments Off on Similarities and Differences Between the Flu, Cold, and COVID-19

Celebrating Halloween Safely

Halloween is right around the corner, and this year will take a bit more preparation than previous holidays. With the COVID-19 pandemic ongoing, it is important to make sure you take necessary steps to keep yourself and your family safe if you participate in Halloween celebrations this fall. Instead of participating in higher risk activities […]

By |October 21st, 2020|News & Updates|Comments Off on Celebrating Halloween Safely