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Lyme Disease 2021: Social Distancing from Ticks

Predictions are: because of another warm winter, we will see an early and abundant tick season. And we are.  The black-legged tick, commonly known as  deer ticks, and associated with Lyme Disease are back with a vengeance throughout Connecticut and the northeast. With the COVID-19 pandemic driving us stir crazy inside, many of us are looking at outdoor activities as a …

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Why are COVID Cases Increasing?

According to the U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report, as of April 17, 2021, about 205.8 million doses of the vaccine had been administered in the United States. Despite the speedup of the effort to get Americans vaccinated, there is a surge of new cases of infection from the virus. The Guardian …

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Why is Nutrition Important?

The association between nutrition and weight is a common one to this day. However, nutrition is not just about weight loss or weight management. The greater emphasis should be on a person’s overall health and how fueling your body with the right balance of nutrients, vitamins, and minerals can play a key role in keeping …

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Foods to Avoid for Kidney Health

Kidney health is an important thing to consider when going to the grocery store. Some foods are better for your kidneys than others. At AFC Urgent Care New Britain, our physicians can provide a variety of lab tests to ensure your kidneys are working properly. They can also provide you with information and resources you may need …

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Do I Have Mono?

Mono is an infection that is common among teenagers and young adults. It is also commonly referred to as the “kissing disease” since it primarily spreads through saliva in close contact. Most cases of mono are not serious. If you are suffering from the symptoms below, visit AFC Urgent Care New Britain for a diagnosis. …

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Symptoms of a Respiratory Illness

Many respiratory illnesses have similar symptoms. While most mild symptoms can be relatively harmless, some may indicate a more severe disease is just beginning. It’s also important to watch for warning signs and understand when to seek medical attention. Visit AFC Urgent Care New Britain for any respiratory illness to receive a prompt diagnosis and treatment.  Common …

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Types of Preventative Care at AFC Urgent Care New Britain

When flu season approaches, preventative care is there to make sure you do not get sick. Vaccinations and healthy lifestyle choices can help keep you safe and healthy before illness ever strikes. Additionally, annual physicals and screenings can catch diseases before they get worse. Visit AFC Urgent Care New Britain for all emergency and preventative …

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Reasons Why You Should Get Outside and Walk Everyday

Walking outside everyday can have benefits on your overall physical and mental health. Even if you live in a cold climate, walking outside can make you feel good on the coldest days. For other tips to improving your overall health, visit AFC Urgent Care New Britain. We offer all urgent and preventative care services to all patients …

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Do I Have Norovirus?

Norovirus is also known as the Winter Vomiting Bug. It is an extremely contagious form of gastroenteritis that has over 25 different strains. It is possible to get norovirus multiple times in your life. With the second wave of COVID happening, AFC Urgent Care New Britain is here to help keep you safe. Learn more …

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What are the 3 Stages of Frostbite?

In areas that are experiencing freezing temperatures, knowing the early signs of frostbite can be life-saving. While deep frostbite is not as common, it is still important to know when things have gotten too far. AFC Urgent Care New Britain is here to provide you with information and urgent care services in case of non-life-threatening emergencies. Learn …

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