How to Maintain Healthy Lungs

The total amount of air you can hold is the maximum capacity of your lungs. As you get older, lung capacity and function tend to decrease. You even become more vulnerable to certain chronic lung conditions and can experience bouts of breathlessness and breathing difficulties. If you are not careful, you can lose the good …

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Getting a COVID-19 Vaccine: How to make an appointment in Connecticut. AFC Urgent Care Vernon is here to help navigate through the appointment process

Getting a COVID-19 Vaccine: How to make an appointment in Connecticut

Are you next in line to get COVID-19 vaccinated? A lot of you have probably heard the great news about ages 65+ being able to schedule their vaccines. As many of you are still waiting, some of you are unsure about the process of how to make an appointment in Connecticut.  Getting an appointment for …

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Why Does my Eczema Flare Up in Winter?

If you suffer from a host of skin problems during winters, such as itchiness, rashes, and inflammation, you are suffering from cases of eczema. Chronic eczema has seven types. These include stasis dermatitis, seborrheic dermatitis, nummular eczema, dyshidrotic eczema, contact dermatitis, and atopic dermatitis. Our physicians at AFC Urgent Care Vernon can help you determine …

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Questions About The COVID-19 Vaccines? We Have Answers

As of late December, we have rolled out 2 new COVID-19 vaccines that were approved for emergency use. This is great news. Connecticut has been one of the leaders of distribution and vaccination and we plan to keep it that way,  with important information and guidance for residents in our communities.  Now that there are …

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Symptoms of RSV in Babies

RSV is an infection of the upper respiratory tract and the lungs. It is extremely common in young children, but adults and older children can also catch RSV. While it is a very manageable illness, there are no specific treatment options or vaccines to stop it. AFC Urgent Care Vernon has information regarding symptoms and …

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Can you Treat Acute Bronchitis?

Bronchitis can feel like a never-ending cough. It can take up to ten days to clear up, and with COVID-19 looming around every corner, adding Bronchitis into the mix can leave you feeling exhausted. AFC Urgent Care Vernon has the answer to help you treat your acute Bronchitis this flu season. Since many illnesses stem …

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4 Ways To Prepare For Christmas During COVID-19

Ready for another COVID-19 restricted holiday? This time, you should be planning for smaller gatherings and limiting your chance of exposure. New COVID-19 cases have been reported throughout Connecticut and there are over 45 locations that have high cases of the virus around the U.S. Governor Lamont has kept us in Phase 2.1 since early …

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Many COVID-19 Testing Options For Past and Current Infections. How do I know which one makes sense?

People often talk about COVID-19 testing like it means only one thing. But in reality, approval agencies from around the world have granted emergency-use authorization to more than 200 different tests meant to detect a current or past infection from SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. As testing increases and options for COVID-19 have become …

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