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Seasonal Allergies: Avoid the Wait for Your Primary Care Physician

With allergy season upon us, it can be tempting to schedule a visit with your primary care physician to find some relief. Unfortunately, trying to set up a doctor’s visit can result in a logistical nightmare as you struggle to schedule a timely appointment that fits in your busy schedule. 

It can take days or sometimes […]

By |April 12th, 2018|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Seasonal Allergies: Avoid the Wait for Your Primary Care Physician

Cleaning Tips to Help Reduce Spring Allergies

Spring cleaning is typically meant to help us remove the dust and dirt we’ve accumulated over the course of a cold winter inside.  For seasonal allergy sufferers, spring cleaning can be like medicine. How, you might ask? By getting rid of the allergens that causes seasonal allergy suffering. If your seasonal allergies are kicking up, […]

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March is National Nutrition Month

March is National Nutrition Month! The focus of this campaign is to bring attention to the importance of making healthy choices and developing wide-ranging and physical activity habits.

This year’s theme is, “Go Further with Food.” As mentioned by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, “whether it’s starting the day off right with a healthy […]

By |March 22nd, 2018|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on March is National Nutrition Month

Prevent Injuries This Spring Sports Season

We are in the season of birds chirping, flowers growing, and spring sport practices beginning!  

Whether you’re out on the baseball field or running on the track, injuries can occur. It is important to be aware of injuries that can occur during play, and how to prevent them.

At AFC Urgent Care Shelton, our board-certified […]

By |March 16th, 2018|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Prevent Injuries This Spring Sports Season

Why Your Strep Throat Keeps Coming Back

Have you ever had that scratchy, itchy feeling at the back of your throat? The one that starts in the back of your throat then suddenly turns into a painful burning sensation. Some people mention that it feels like trying to swallow broken glass. Now that’s a pretty vivid description of the common sore throat […]

By |March 15th, 2018|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Why Your Strep Throat Keeps Coming Back

Where Do Germs Live At Your Workplace?

With this year’s overwhelming flu activity reaching every corner of the nation, it’s important to remain educated on the potential hot spots and preventative measures to avoid flu-related germs. Doctor’s offices, school classrooms, the gym, and even your workplace are among the top culprits for contracting seasonal influenza. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor […]

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Is Lack of Sleep Making You Sick?

Doctors recommend adults receive seven to nine hours of sleep per night. However, according to HuffPost, more than a third of Americans regularly do not sleep enough. That means that roughly 83.6 million adults in the U.S. alone are sleep deprived. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that 34.8 percent of […]

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The Lifecycle of the Flu

Influenza’s original Italian name, influenza di freddo, means “influence of the cold.” This year’s flu season is spreading quickly getting people’s attention.

The 2017–2018 flu season epidemic is expected to kill more than 50,000 people of all ages, many of whom appeared healthy “just a few days” before they died. Being armed with knowledge and facts […]

By |February 15th, 2018|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on The Lifecycle of the Flu

Think You Have the Flu?

It’s the New Year and you’re not feeling so well. You have a cough, runny nose, body aches and a high fever. It sounds like you may have the flu!

At the beginning of the current flu season, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended that everyone over the age of 6 months should […]

By |January 10th, 2018|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Think You Have the Flu?

Beware of Winter Weather Hazards

After an unseasonably warm start to our season, winter is finally letting us feel its chill. It might seem like yesterday that high temperatures were breaking records all over the place, so it can be easy to disregard the recent cold. Winter weather can present a lot of hazards, so it’s important to be aware […]

By |January 3rd, 2018|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Beware of Winter Weather Hazards
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