Common Respiratory Illnesses in Adults

Respiratory illnesses affect parts of your lungs, such as the airways or other structures. Some of the most prevalent illnesses you can note are chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma, pulmonary hypertension, and occupational lung diseases. Several risk factors cause these illnesses, including tobacco smoke, dust, occupational chemicals, and air pollution. Visit AFC Urgent Care …

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Symptoms of Lung Infections in Children

Three common types of lung infections in children include pneumonia, bronchitis, and bronchiolitis. They often show similar symptoms, but pneumonia can be fatal for some children. If your child feels under the weather, visit AFC Urgent Care Torrington to get a diagnosis and treatment. We provide treatment for all children beginning at age 1. What are the …

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How to schedule your COVID-19 Vaccine Appointment In Connecticut

How to schedule your COVID-19 Vaccine Appointment In Connecticut

Over the next few months, the distribution schedule will continue to move a lot of us up the line. The state will continuously update those who are eligible and will pave the way for those who are trying to schedule both their first and 2nd doses. If you are eligible to get vaccinated, but don’t …

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Is Dry January Beneficial?

Dry January is a trend of abstaining from alcohol for a month. It is all part of a campaign to enhancing health and detoxify the body. Socializing with friends and family during the holidays can have your body feeling poorly from alcohol intake. If you have any questions about general health, call AFC Urgent Care …

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Early Signs of Cervical Cancer

Cervical cancer is a disease that occurs in women, usually at the age of 30. Women with HPV may develop the condition but not every woman with HPV develops cervical cancer. HPV or human papillomavirus is a sexually transmitted disease. You can easily prevent HPV before it turns into cervical cancer. Getting tested regularly can help stop …

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New COVID-19 Vaccines: Frequently Asked Questions And Answers

New COVID-19 Vaccines: Frequently Asked Questions And Answers

As of late 2020, two COVID-19 vaccines have been granted emergency use authorizations from the FDA and have begun distribution throughout the United States; others are on their way. The good news is that Connecticut has been one of the leading states for COVID-19 vaccine roll-out distribution and vaccinations. As we continue through the stages …

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What causes food poisoning?

No matter the cause of food poisoning, it is not a fun thing to deal with. While your risk of complications is low, it is possible to experience severe dehydration if not taken care of. It is estimated that 48 million people get food poisoning every year. If you think you are experiencing food poisoning, visit AFC …

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How to Prepare For a COVID-19 Free Christmas

As we approach the end of 2020, we face multiple holidays exhausted, stressed and family deprived. During this time of year we often get together with family and friends while spreading the joy of Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and New Years. But, with COVID-19 still around we’re struggling with how to spread the joy as we’d …

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So many COVID-19 Testing Options! Here Are The Differences

AFC Urgent Care Torrington wants to do our part to ensure all patients can access COVID-19 testing in the Torrington area. Increasing testing and testing options for COVID-19 will continue to help keep you informed and help reduce the number of Coronavirus cases in the state of Connecticut. AFC Urgent Care Torrington offers COVID-19 testing …

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