National Wear Red Day is Friday, February 3, 2017. This special day was created in order to bring awareness about the risk of heart disease and stroke in women. Each year, 1 in 3 women lose their lives by being affected by heart disease and stroke. 80% of cardiac events can be prevented with education and lifestyle […]
The influenza virus is a seasonal epidemic that typically hits the United States around October and can last until May. Even though this is a yearly occurrence, there are still some misconceptions about the flu and what people should do to protect themselves. To keep our readers informed, we are doing a two-part series on […]
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 […]
Every January, you see the determined, motivated faces of people all around you working to improve themselves in the New Year. Inevitably, by March or even sooner, the vast majority of those have found themselves off-track or completely given up on their goals. It’s not a lack of desire for these changes or even a […]
AFC in Bridgeport Ends the Year on a Positive Note
Recipient of the 2015 Bridgeport IMPACT Awardee for Health Care
(Bridgeport, Conn. – December 18, 2015) – On Wednesday evening, December 16th the AFC Urgent Care in Bridgeport was awarded the Regional IMPACT Award for Health Care from the Bridgeport Regional Business Council (BRBC).
This year on September 18th 2015, National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day is being recognized. The purpose of this day is to focus on the issues that the aging population is facing regarding HIV prevention, testing, treatment and care.
Currently in the United States there has been a growing population of people at the ages of […]
What is Cholesterol?
Cholesterol is waxy, fat-like substance that your body needs to survive. There are two kinds of cholesterol: high-density lipoprotein (HDL) and low-density lipoprotein (LDL). HDL is known as the “good” cholesterol and LDL is known as the “bad” cholesterol. When talking about high cholesterol LDL is what is being referred to. When there […]
Not only is back to school season back in swing, but now flu season will be sneaking up on us very soon. Flu season can be very unpredictable. New viruses appear each year so you need to be prepared to protect you and your loved ones. The timing, severity, and length of the season varies […]
Every year in the August the U.S. recognizes this month as National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM). The purpose of this month is to take the opportunity to highlight the importance of immunizations throughout life. Activities surrounding this month encourage all people to receive vaccinations that will prevent infectious diseases in different stages throughout life. Each […]
Summer is officially in swing, which means everyone is outdoors enjoying the weather as much as they can. This is also the time of the year that sometimes we forget how important is it to stay hydrated on these hot summer days. Dehydration is a condition that occurs when there is a loss of body […]