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Back to School Health Tips

August is National Immunization Month and also back to school month for most children. Transitioning back to school can often be a challenge for both kids and parents. Our own Dr. Tugetman gives helpful tips to ease your children back into school mode, in this back to school AFC Urgent Care Medical Minute:


Back to school basics:

Make […]

By |August 25th, 2015|medical minutes|0 Comments

Best Swimmer’s Ear Treatment for Your Swimmer

Summer time means swimming, swim lessons, and vacations by the lake or pool. As the season progresses, bacteria multiplies and it is not uncommon to experience swimmer’s ear, especially in August.

Parents are bringing their kids into AFC Urgent Care with ear aches, and often with the question,  ‘Is it swimmer’s ear or a middle ear infection?’

Symptoms […]

By |August 11th, 2015|medical minutes|0 Comments

Bad Sunburn? All About UV Damage and Protection

It is summer and that often means sunburn. Most don’t realize that the most common cancer in the United States is skin cancer. Skin cancer can be deadly, which is why there is a whole month dedicated to it. July is UV Awareness Month.
The good news is that skin cancer is very preventable.
UV Safety tips to […]

By |July 29th, 2015|medical minutes, What We Treat|0 Comments

Top 4 Steps To Take if Bitten By a Deer Tick

This year we are seeing an over abundance of deer ticks throughout the Northeast.

Why? As what happened last year, due to the huge amounts of snow we received this past winter, the ground became insulated, causing a manifestation of ticks to hatch in the warm environment. Not only are we seeing more deer ticks because of […]

By |July 23rd, 2015|Blog, medical minutes, Uncategorized|0 Comments

How To Tell If You Need Stitches

In the last Medical Minute time we talked about sprains and fractures .  This AFC Urgent Care Medical Minute is a follow up,  addressing injuries to the skin and how you can tell when and if stitches are necessary.
Do I Need Stitches?
It’s not black and white and can be difficult to asses over the phone.  It usually […]

By |June 26th, 2015|medical minutes|0 Comments

Broken Bone or Sprain; How to Know the Difference

With spring comes spring sports season, and with spring sports season comes injury.

Telling a sprained ankle from a broken bone is not always easy, but some time-tested medical guidelines can help your doctor know whether an x-ray is needed.
Broken Bone or Sprain; How to Tell the Difference
Both sprained ankles and broken ankles are extremely painful […]

By |May 26th, 2015|medical minutes|0 Comments

Why Seasonal Allergies Are Worse This Year In White Plains

Are you feeling them already?

Eyes itching and watery? Throat scratchy?

Wondering what’s up and why seasonal allergies are worse this year in White Plains, Hartsdale, all throughout Westchester?

It’s not your imagination.

This winter the northeast got slammed with record breaking amounts of snow.

As we moved into April, the last of the snow melted, much later into the […]

By |April 17th, 2015|medical minutes|0 Comments

11 Things You Need To Know About Strep Throat

Strep throat Symptoms
The most common symptoms of strep are a fever above 101F, fatigue, swelling in your tonsils and lymph nodes, and a bright red throat with white spots in the back. Often times people suffering from strep will also have a headache or sore stomach, and occasionally you’ll see a red rash on your skin, […]

By |March 18th, 2015|medical minutes|0 Comments

7 Life Saving Tips To Prevent Hypothermia

7 Life Saving Tips To Prevent Hypothermia
At AFC Urgent Care in Hartsdale we want you to be able to enjoy your time outdoors, even in the sub zero temps we are seeing in the northeast this year.

Outdoor sports and chores don’t have to stop just because it is cold outside. In fact, many hikers, skaters, runners, […]

By |February 16th, 2015|medical minutes|0 Comments

Bronchitis or Pneumonia: How to Tell the Difference

Bronchitis and pneumonia are 2 common conditions in the cold weather. Symptoms can be very similar, and the 2 can overlap as well, sometimes making it difficult to decipher which you are suffering from.
At our Hartsdale urgent care center we often see people who come in wondering if they have bronchitis or pneumonia.

Here are some […]

By |January 13th, 2015|Blog, medical minutes|0 Comments
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