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 […]
You know the importance of eating a well-balanced diet, getting the proper amount of rest, wearing a seat belt, flossing your teeth, and working out, but do you understand the importance of staying up to date with your vaccinations?
Diseases that used to be common such as mumps, measles, Hepatitis A & B, and polio can […]
School is back in session, and we know that can mean (organized) chaos! It may be difficult to get your child fed and out the door in time, but it is crucial for development, both mentally and physically, that children receive proper nutrition throughout the school day. Breakfast keeps your child energized, full and ready […]
Summertime brings many opportunities for outdoor activities. From camping and hiking to playing tag in the backyard, kids and adults alike can enjoy the warm weather. Make sure your family takes the following precautions to avoid missing outdoor fun due to mosquito and tick bites.
Before you go outside:
Use bug repellent on your skin and […]
Poison ivy is the most common allergy in the United States, affecting about 50 million people every year. The rash from poison ivy is caused by an allergic reaction to urushiol, an oily substance in the leaves, stems and roots of poison ivy, through direct contact. Urushiol is also found in poison oak and poison […]
When it comes to treating your seasonal allergies with home remedies, there’s usually more fiction than fact. There are healing claims about everything from apple cider vinegar to local bee pollen. The doctors at American Family Care understand that not everyone wants to grab a drug off of the pharmacy counter, but people want to […]
Life might be easier if kids came with an instruction book. Most parents usually have enough questions to fill one and it can be extra difficult when your child is looking to you for answers and you don’t have any. That is especially true when they don’t feel good. All they want is for you […]