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Health Benefits of Eating In-Season Produce

Eating fresh produce is always a good idea when it comes to your health, but eating in-season fruits and vegetables can be even more beneficial for your well-being. A diet rich in produce can help reduce the risk of diseases such as high blood pressure, heart disease and even some forms of cancer. By eating […]

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Why Does My Child Need a Sports Physical?

If your child is playing a sport this fall, it’s time to start thinking about a sports physical, also known as a Preparticipation Physical Exam (PPE). Before a player can compete, most schools and sports leagues will require a physical. Typically, there are two sections the PPE – a medical history review and a physical […]

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How to Avoid Back-to-School Bugs

It never seems to fail! By the time the new school year rolls around, and just as you’re getting your new family routine in place, somebody gets sick. Pretty soon, everyone’s back in the bed battling who knows what and your routine is out the window. Nobody likes to be stuck at home sick, and […]

By |September 25th, 2017|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on How to Avoid Back-to-School Bugs

When You Should Be Washing Your Hands

Proper hand washing is one of the best ways to prevent you and your family from getting sick.

You probably only think to wash your hands before you eat dinner, if you even think to do so, but there are so many other times you should wash your hands.

After using the bathroom: This is the number […]

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Back to School Health Tips

After a summer full of no homework, watching TV late on weeknights, and fun in the sun, children are in for a rude awakening come the beginning of the school when they have the hit the books.

Most children need help transitioning back into a daily routine for a successful start to the school year.  This […]

By |August 24th, 2017|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Back to School Health Tips

Preventing Heat Injuries for the Elderly

Summertime temperatures can pose a threat for all – especially the elderly. Due to how the body naturally changes with age, older adults are at greater risk for heat-related injuries. Society harps on young adults for the importance of sunscreen, staying hydrated and other health precautions during the warm season, but have we truly considered […]

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Grilling Good Times with Safety on the Menu

After being cooped up in the house all winter, it’s only natural to want to get outside with family and friends and enjoy some outdoor recreation. That usually means a tasty meal cooked on an outdoor grill with plenty of cool drinks to wash it all down. As carefree as it might sound, it’s not […]

By |July 31st, 2017|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Grilling Good Times with Safety on the Menu

What Sends People to Urgent Care in the Summer?

Summer is a busy time for urgent care centers. Learn how you can avoid some of the most common summer injuries while you have your fun in the sun.

 

Summer is one of the most exciting times of the year! With vacations, backyard barbecues, fireworks shows and more to look forward to, there’s lots of fun […]

By |July 20th, 2017|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on What Sends People to Urgent Care in the Summer?

The Best (And Healthiest!) Summer Activities for You and Your Kids

Summertime – the kids are home with loads of free time! They may feel inclined to relax on the couch until school starts up again in the fall, but don’t let them miss out on the lively energy of those summer months. AFC Urgent Care West Long Branch encourages parents and kids to take advantage of the […]

By |July 7th, 2017|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on The Best (And Healthiest!) Summer Activities for You and Your Kids

June is National Men’s Health Month

Father’s Day falls on the third Sunday every June. For this reason, June is also Men’s Health Month. This initiative aims to drive awareness concerning the health issues that affect men. American men live an estimated five years less than American women. This heavily contradicts the life expectancy back in the 1920’s, when women only […]

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