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5 Ways You Put Yourself at Risk For the Flu

Now we’re in the full swing of flu season and you see people coughing and sneezing left and right, and now you’re wondering how to avoid catching the flu.

Even if you sneeze into your elbow, fervently wash your hands, and avoid large crowds where viruses run rampant, you can still get sick.  Here are a […]

By |December 13th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 5 Ways You Put Yourself at Risk For the Flu

How to Prepare for Inclement Weather

A storm is brewing. Are you ready?

Even if you’re reading this when the skies are sunny and blue, chances are, sooner or later, you’re going to be confronted with inclement weather. Maybe you live in a part of the country that’s visited by hurricanes or tornadoes. Perhaps you live in a snowbelt. If you’re in […]

By |December 1st, 2017|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on How to Prepare for Inclement Weather

National Diabetes Month

November is National Diabetes Month, an event designed to bring attention to diabetes and the impact this disease has every day on millions of Americans. According to the American Diabetes Association®, Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the U.S. In 2015, 30.3 million Americans suffered from diabetes, and approximately 1.5 million new […]

By |November 10th, 2017|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on National Diabetes Month

Grow a ‘Mo and Save a Bro This “Movember”

If you visit AFC Urgent Care this November, you might notice some of our male associates rocking a different look. In fact, you might begin noticing men around your town developing a sudden fondness for facial hair — particularly the moustache. It’s no coincidence that men are suddenly sporting an upper lip with zip this November. […]

By |November 8th, 2017|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Grow a ‘Mo and Save a Bro This “Movember”

Winter Is Coming…And So Is Flu Season

The colder months are nearly here, which means it’s time to prepare yourself to fight against the flu. Catching the flu is quite a taxing ordeal, almost always resulting in having to call out sick from work. The Bureau of Labor Statistics has done studies that show there is a notable spike in illness-related work absences each […]

By |October 30th, 2017|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Winter Is Coming…And So Is Flu Season

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 […]

By |September 28th, 2017|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Health Benefits of Eating In-Season Produce

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 […]

By |September 28th, 2017|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Why Does My Child Need a Sports Physical?

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 […]

By |September 11th, 2017|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on When You Should Be Washing Your Hands

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