3 Ways Voting Is Good For Your Heart

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Today is Election Day here in the United States. With races being run for Governor, Senator, and statewide office here in Connecticut it’s a great day to get out and feel good about performing your civic duty. The added benefit is that there are a few reasons to believe that voting is good for your heart. Walk to the polls: Most polling locations are neighborhood schools or churches. If you are able to, walking to the polls will get your heart rate up and get you one added benefit of voting. Civic engagement is good for your health: You’ve heard the term “voting is your civic duty?” Well, performing that civic duty is one way to feel connected to your community and be engaged with your neighbors. Many studies have shown a connection between being involved in your local community and a healthy heart. Reduces anxiety: If you’re someone who…continue reading

How Fatty Fish Can Help With Diabetes

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November is American Diabetes Month. Diabetes affects more than 100 million Americans who are either living with the disease or living with pre-diabetes. The disease is touching 1 in every 3 Americans as well as the families of those who love them. It is not unreasonable to say that Diabetes touches all Americans. When you visit us at our Orange Urgent Care Center, we want to be your partner in health. This extends to all aspects of your health including nutrition and the types of foods that can keep you healthy. One type of food that may not jump right out for you as being incredible healthy is fatty fish. Fish such as salmon and mackerel are good for a healthy diet and also present some benefits for those who are afflicted with diabetes. Fatty fish contain Omega-3 fatty acids which provide a tremendous boost to your heart health. Given…continue reading

Know The Symptoms Of Lung Cancer

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November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month and as your health care partner we wanted to make sure that you had all the facts about this challenging disease. If you are in for a visit at our New Haven County urgent care center and you suspect that you might have some of these symptoms please mention it to your medical provider. During this month we encourage you to spread the word about the following symptoms: Wheezing Chest pain that lasts Swelling of your face or neck Changes in a cough that you’ve had for an extended amount of time Hacking or raspy coughing that sometimes comes with mucus that is speckled with blood While the above are not the only symptoms of lung cancer these are some of the symptoms that are often associated with the disease. If you suspect you have one or more of these you should be seen…continue reading

10 Ways To Keep Kids Out Of The New Haven Urgent Care Center On Halloween

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When your kids are excited to get dressed up in their costumes and go door to door to collect candy during the old tradition of Trick or Treating, there are some easy steps you can take to keep them safe and avoid a trip a New Haven county urgent care center. Whether you’ll be going door to door with a wicked witch or a furry teddy bear, these steps will help you keep them safe and have a Happy Halloween. 1. Don’t run: Of course kids get excited to get more candy, but running up a hill or along an unfamiliar walkway can lead to dangerous outcomes. 2. Put down your cell phone: Whether you’ve got your phone out as a flashlight or a camera to take pictures, these distractions can lead to injuries that will have you headed in to see our medical providers. 3. Use traffic signals and…continue reading

Get Vaccinated For The Flu At Your New Haven County Urgent Care Center

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This past week has seen Connecticut’s first death from the flu of the season. Believe it or not we are already into flu season and experts are warning that this could be a serious strain of the flu this year and so it is important, especially among the most vulnerable to get vaccinated. Young children and the elderly are always the most vulnerable to the flu, but anyone is susceptible who has not gotten vaccinated and that’s why here at our New Haven County urgent care center we urge everyone to get vaccinated. The flu season generally stretches from December to February with the highest instances of fly related illnesses and deaths, but the influenza virus is around all year and so now is the time to protect yourself against this pesky illness. With nearly 30,000 people per year dying due to the flu it is not something that you…continue reading

Yes, Men Can Get Breast Cancer Too

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While the statistics say that men are much less likely to get breast cancer then women, it is possible for men to have to fight a battle with this terrible disease. This very topic is a subplot line on the current ABC drama A Million Little Things. Too often people overlook the impact that breast cancer has on men as well. Here at your neighborhood New Haven County urgent care center we pride ourselves on being committed to your health and that’s why as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month we also feel it is important to mention a few statistics about men and breast cancer. While male exposure to breast cancer is far less than female exposure, there are some astounding statistics about male breast cancer: Each year roughly 2,600 cases of breast cancer are diagnosed in men White men are 100 times less likely to get breast cancer…continue reading