Emergency/Urgent Care

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Hurricane Isaias Heading Our Way: Here’s The Plan

With Tropical Storm Isaias tracking through Connecticut, it’s a good time for a storm preparedness refresher from Hartford HealthCare‘s Emergency Operations team: 1. Make a PLAN Plan before you act. It will help you prepare and assure family members. Take time before the storm to talk to your family and...

Antibody Test

Frequently Asked Questions About COVID-19 Antibody Testing

What are the different tests Hartford HealthCare-GoHealth Urgent Care offers for COVID-19? We provide both diagnostic (molecular) and serology antibody (IgG) tests for COVID-19 for our communities across the country. A COVID-19 diagnostic test, performed with a nasal swab, will confirm whether or not you have an active infection. This...

Asthma

10 Tips Every Asthma Patient Should Know During COVID-19

Asthma is a chronic lung condition that causes inflammation in the airways.  This inflammation causes narrowing of the airways, which leads to wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness and a cough. Asthma is classified as mild, moderate or severe.  On average, patients with mild asthma experience symptoms two days per...

Sunburn

Love the Sun? Here’s How to Minimize Damage From Heat, Ultraviolet Rays

The sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays are strong, particularly during the summer months. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), UV rays can damage your skin in as little as 15 minutes. To prevent this from happening, here are the CDC‘s recommendations for helping to protect yourself and...

COVID-19

Common Health Conditions That Increase COVID-19 Complications

COVID-19 is a respiratory virus that has led to millions of infections and hundreds of thousands of deaths worldwide.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 90 percent of people hospitalized with COVID-19 in the United States had an underlying medical condition. Here are common health conditions...

Mask Mistakes

5 Common COVID-19 Mask Mistakes

The mask is the star accessory of 2020 and comes in a variety of patterns, bedazzled with rhinestones or supporting your favorite team or political view. Whatever your feelings about masks, they are a key component in the steps people should take to protect themselves from the potentially lethal COVID-19...

COVID-19 Blood

What You Need To Know If You’ve Tested Positive For COVID-19

In the United States, several million people have tested positive for COVID-19 so far.  If you are one of millions who receive a positive test result, you may have questions about what to expect and what actions to take.  Here’s what you need to know. Watch for red flags. COVID-19...