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Healthy Travels!

Are you planning a fun family trip this summer?

Here are some helpful tips to keep your trip and health at its best:

Be prepared: It’s always fun to explore a new city or beach resort, but it doesn’t hurt to be familiar with the vacation destination. Researching the locale for restaurants, health centers, and more can […]

By |July 14th, 2016|Blog, News and Press|Comments Off on Healthy Travels!

Staying Safe at the Beach!

Summer is prime time for beach action but there are some risks you might not know about lurking in the depths of the ocean.  It is important to remember to practice safe beach behaviors any time you’re at the coast. Read on for tips to help you stay safe while having fun in the sun.

Rip […]

By |June 27th, 2016|Blog, News and Press|Comments Off on Staying Safe at the Beach!

Poison Ivy & Other Plants to Avoid This Summer

This summer, AFC Urgent Care wants you to watch out for these poisonous plants, and know what to do if you come into contact with them!

When it comes to poisonous plants, the three that stand out are poison ivy, poison oak and poison sumac. All three plants cause rashes with a chemical known as urushiol. […]

By |June 27th, 2016|Blog, News and Press|Comments Off on Poison Ivy & Other Plants to Avoid This Summer

Creepy Crawlies! How to Prevent Illness From Bug Bites

Gorgeous spring and summer weather means it’s time for the whole family to head outside! Unfortunately your family members are not the only ones wanting to enjoy the warmer weather — this time of year is when all kinds of bugs like to come out in full force. While we love seeing all the pretty […]

By |May 27th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Creepy Crawlies! How to Prevent Illness From Bug Bites

‘Safely but Swiftly:’ Knife Safety Tips

Here at AFC Urgent Care (formally known as AFC ) we like to remind our patients to take care of their health and be safe every day. This can also mean being safe in the kitchen. There are potential hidden dangers around every corner, especially when using a knife.

We partnered with Chip’s Family Restaurant in […]

By |May 20th, 2016|Blog, Medical Minutes|Comments Off on ‘Safely but Swiftly:’ Knife Safety Tips

AFC Urgent Care Bridgeport and Fairfield Receive National Recognition

AFC Urgent Care Bridgeport and Fairfield Receive National Recognition
 Out of 160 Centers, AFC Corporate Honors the Bridgeport and Fairfield Sites With Two Distinguished Awards
 (Fairfield, Conn. – May 11, 2016) – Dr. Steven Heffer, owner and medical director of AFC Urgent Care in Bridgeport, CT and Fairfield, CT, received national recognition during  American Family Care’s […]

By |May 11th, 2016|Blog, News and Press|Comments Off on AFC Urgent Care Bridgeport and Fairfield Receive National Recognition

Seasonal Allergies Getting You Down?

If you suffer from seasonal allergies, you know how aggravating this condition can be. Whether your allergies are severe or mild, a runny nose, watery eyes, and a constant sneeze can get in the way of many daily activities. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to treat seasonal allergies, including medication and allergy shots.

Understanding Seasonal […]

By |April 25th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Seasonal Allergies Getting You Down?

Why Your Child Should Get a Sports Physical Every Year

Early spring means it’s time for all young athletes to get ready to join their teams to compete in their spring/summer sport. According to a report Sports and Fitness Industry Association, about 21.47 million children in the United States participate in organized sports, which comes to about 75 percent of boys and 69 percent of […]

By |April 15th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Why Your Child Should Get a Sports Physical Every Year

April: Medication Safety Month

April is medication safety month. It might seem counter-intuitive to think that medications could ever hurt us, but the reality is that medication misuse and adverse reactions cause more than 700,000 visits to the emergency room each year. Many of these cases could be prevented, with careful attention to medication safety. Read on to learn […]

By |April 4th, 2016|Blog, News and Press|0 Comments

How to Keep Your Spring Allergies Under Control

Spring has sprung! For some people, this beautiful season is nothing but misery, due to the constant sneezing, congestion, itchy eyes and countless other exhausting symptoms. Seasonal allergies affect as many as 50 million Americans, and it’s not just a mild annoyance. As many as 55 percent of workers, report calling in sick at work […]

By |March 24th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments
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