According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), heart disease kills roughly 610,000 people in the United States annually, which amount to 1 in every 4 deaths. High blood cholesterol is a major risk factor for heart disease, but it can be hard to detect, showing minimal signs or symptoms. If people take […]
Injuries, illness, and other medical ailments happen unexpectedly. When you experience a medical event you should start asking yourself “Is this an urgent medical situation or a medical emergency?” Understanding the difference between urgent care or an emergency room (ER) hastens your treatment, saves money, and ensures your overall health is well-protected.
An urgent care […]
It’s wintertime and flu season is at its peak! Make sure you get your annual flu shot and keep up with hygiene tips to avoid catching the flu, common cold, or another type of seasonal illness.
Just follow these quick hygiene and wellness tips to fight the flu and keep from getting sick. Also share […]
Christmas time should be filled with fun and laughter, but for roughly 250 individuals each day from December to January, injury interrupts the Christmas fun. Emergency rooms have seen an increase in Christmas related injuries every year since 2009. More specifically, Christmas decorating injuries. We want to help you stay happy and healthy this holiday, […]
With the weather turning cooler, and the night’s getting longer, this means we’re heading for the winter season, and with that comes flu season. If you’ve been holding off on getting your seasonal flu shot, now’s the time to get vaccinated before the flu season really sets in. Here’s what you need to know about […]
Occupational Health refers to the many disciplines devoted to the safety and well-being of employees in the workplace, often concentrating on injury prevention. Even with solid practices in place, accidents do occur, and having an experienced occupational healthcare provider you trust can make all the difference. Workplace injuries can result in lost time, indemnity costs, […]
When you have a medical emergency, your first thought may be to visit the emergency room. Emergency rooms see all types of patients, which means you might be waiting a while if your medical concern is not deemed “life-threatening.” Thanks to urgent care centers like AFC Urgent Care Bridgeport, patients are able to receive the […]
Did you know that the family is the most important social influence for physical activity? Research shows that children of active parents are 5.8 times more likely to engage in physical activity on a regular basis.
Today, most children do not meet the recommended amount of daily exercise, which is crucial to healthy growth and development.
The school year is a time filled with excitement, friendships, and hectic schedules. During these busy days, many students find themselves reaching into their backpack for anything they need throughout the day. A backpack filled with the correct essentials means a smoother school day and a happier student, so let’s take a look at what […]
Back to school means it’s back to sports. When your student athlete is out on the field or court, they are at risk for a number of injuries that can occur during play. Sports injuries are commonly caused by overuse, direct impact, or the application of force that is greater than the body part can withstand.
There are […]