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Is it a Food Allergy or Intolerance?

Food allergies and food intolerances affect millions of people of all ages.  It is important to know the difference between the two to help prevent and treat potentially serious and life-threatening reactions. Food allergies affect millions of people daily in the United States.  Normally, the body’s immune system identifies and destroys bacteria and viruses that often make you sick.  When 

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Is My Child Too Young to be Depressed?

When we think about children, we visualize happy, spontaneous beings full of boundless energy, laughter, silliness and curiosity. For many of us, it is difficult to imagine young children with depression. So how young is too young to be diagnosed with depression? Unfortunately, there is no concrete answer. According to the New York Times Magazine article, “Can Preschoolers be Depressed?” 

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Recognizing Teen Depression

As your teen matures into adulthood, their emotions associated with social and academic pressures, puberty, and decision making can often be overwhelming for them. Occasional emotional outbursts, aloofness, and frustration are expected behaviors from teens. Engaging your teen using direct communication and active listening, can help your son or daughter gain perspective, resolve feelings, and take appropriate actions. But what 

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Urgent Care of CT Executives Speak at National Conference

URGENT CARE OF CT EXECUTIVES SPEAK AT NATIONAL CONFERENCE Three nationally-recognized executives from Urgent Care of Connecticut were invited to speak at the Urgent Care Association of America’s (UCAOA) 2013 Spring Annual Convention held April 8-11 in Orlando, FL. The UCAOA’s spring conference is an annual meeting consisting of approximately 600-800 attendees covering a myriad of clinical and business-focused topics 

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Getting a Good Night's Sleep

Good sleep is crucial for waking up feeling refreshed and full of energy. Achieving restorative, healthy sleep means practicing good sleep habits. Getting regular, good quality, deep sleep reduces your risk for many health conditions such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity, and depression. The amount of sleep a person needs each night varies. Most adults need between 7 and 9 

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Sleep Disorders Defined

Most everyone has had the frustrating experience of feeling fatigue and a lack of energy following a night of sleeping poorly. Fortunately, most people are able to catch up on their sleep the following evening. When falling asleep and or staying asleep becomes an ongoing problem, this is known as insomnia. Chronic insomnia is disruptive to a person’s health and 

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Eating Healthy & Getting Good Daily Nutrition

Eating right and making sure you are getting optimal daily nutrition is all about making the right choices, and making simple changes. Keys to healthy eating include increasing your intake of whole grains, lean proteins, fruits, vegetables, and low-fat dairy products. Cutting back on eating foods with solid, or saturated fats is also very important. Grains are divided into two 

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Winter Safety Tips

Winter Weather Safety Tips When temperatures are extremely cold, especially with high winds, try to stay indoors. If you must go outside, make trips as brief as possible and use these tips to protect your health and safety: DRESS WARMLY AND STAY DRY Hats and heavy scarves are important to decrease the amount of heat escaping from your head. Choose 

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Heart Healthy Tip

Eat at least 25 grams of fiber daily Studies link a high fiber diet with a lower risk of heart disease. Soluble fiber in oats, beans and citrus fruits, such as oranges helps reduce bad cholesterol levels. Opting for whole grains, such as brown rice and whole-wheat pasta, boosts your intake of total fiber. –       Erica Smith, Site Coordinator – 

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Boy is Urgent Care of CT’s 100,000th Patient

When 11-month-old Rylan Spence of Southbury tugged at his ear Saturday, January 5th, his mom Sharon Spence suspected a painful ear infection and brought him to Urgent Care of Connecticut. What Sharon and Rylan’s dad Tren Spence did not realize was little Rylan was Urgent Care of Connecticut’s 100,000th patient. That earned him a check for $500.00 towards his college 

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Health News + Events

Are Smokers at Higher Risk for COVID-19?

If you are a smoker, you may be wondering if you’re at greater risk of contracting COVID-19. Although there haven’t yet been any studies providing a conclusive answer to this q  Read More

The Difference Between Strep Throat & COVID-19

If you’re experiencing a sore throat, you’re probably concerned about what’s causing it. Less than a year ago, a simple sore throat usually wouldn’t be much cause for conce  Read More

How to Protect Yourself From COVID-19

In these stressful times, COVID-19 prevention is at the forefront of almost everyone’s minds. Whether you have been working outside your home throughout the pandemic, or you’re  Read More

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Westwood, MA

"I wanted to take a moment to thank you for the attention you gave me last week. My son was started on antibiotics and ear drops. Within 24 hours he began to feel better. The poor kid had been going to school in tears because he was afraid of missing any more days, but feeling (and looking) just awful! He's not been able to even think about lacrosse practice, but thanks to starting him on antibiotics, he was thrilled to return to practice today."

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