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‘Safely but Swiftly:’ Knife Safety Tips

 

Here at AFC Urgent Care 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 Fairfield to get a […]

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

AFC Urgent Care Fairfield and Bridgeport 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 National Conference […]

By |May 11th, 2016|Blog, Uncategorized|Comments Off on AFC Urgent Care Fairfield and Bridgeport 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|Comments Off on April: Medication Safety Month

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|Comments Off on How to Keep Your Spring Allergies Under Control

Eat Right, Shop Smart

Stay mindful of these tips the next time you go grocery shopping.

1.Start with the Serving Size – Keep in mind of the portion size. If the label serving size is one cup and you eat two, you are getting twice the calories.

2.Check Out the Total Calories and Fat – To examine the single serving size.

3.Limit Fat, […]

By |March 21st, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Eat Right, Shop Smart

Healthy, Kid- Friendly Snacks

Snacks are just as important for young children to have throughout the day as a full meal. Their stomachs are small and still growing every day. Just like a full meal a snack should be filled with nutrients, protein, and vitamins. They provide that little bit of energy that is needed throughout the day.  When […]

By |March 11th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Healthy, Kid- Friendly Snacks

March is National Nutrition Month

Now that March is here it is officially National Nutrition Month. This month the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics provides nutrition education and an informational campaign available to all. The focus of this campaign is to bring attention to the importance of making healthy choices and developing wide-ranging and physical activity habits.

This year’s theme is, […]

By |March 1st, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on March is National Nutrition Month

The Biggest Health Issues Facing Americans

The United States is one of the most diverse nations in the world. As different as we may seem, our health issues can be very similar. Health care trends tend to be pretty consistent across large groups of the population, so it’s important to pay attention when one becomes widespread. AFC Urgent Care in Fairfield […]

By |February 22nd, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on The Biggest Health Issues Facing Americans
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