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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 and Press|Comments Off on Think You Have the Flu?

Man Up and Take Charge of Your Health

With Father’s Day right around the corner, AFC Urgent Care Bridgeport is encouraging fathers to “Man Up” and take charge of their health by making lifestyle changes and visiting our urgent care center for preventative services.

Regular Wellness Exam

As you age, regular wellness physicals are critical to determine underlying medical conditions that can be treated with […]

By |June 15th, 2017|Blog, News and Press|Comments Off on Man Up and Take Charge of Your Health

New Year, New Health Goals

At the start of every New Year, we all make resolutions to improve our health and our daily lives. Often during the hustle and bustle of the New Year, we end up forgetting or neglecting our resolutions, which makes our goals that much harder to accomplish. This year, why not break from that pattern, and […]

By |January 16th, 2017|Blog, News and Press|Comments Off on New Year, New Health Goals

How to Stay Safe at Your Summer Barbecue

Summertime is the best time for grilling outdoors with family and friends. But while you’re grilling and chilling, here at AFC Urgent Care want to make sure you are staying safe, as well. So take some time to remember these tips for your next summer barbecue, and you’ll be more prepared to keep you and […]

By |July 18th, 2016|Blog, News and Press|Comments Off on How to Stay Safe at Your Summer Barbecue

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.

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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

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

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

New Year, New You!

January 1st marks the beginning of a new year. This year instead of making resolutions that we may have tried in the past, let’s try setting new, realistic ones that will last all of 2017. You will be in it for the long haul this time so set yourself up with determination for a happier […]

By |December 28th, 2015|Blog, News and Press|0 Comments
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