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Are Extra Pounds Weighing Down Your Immune System?

It probably comes as no surprise that losing weight and getting healthy is high on the list when it comes to New Year’s resolutions. And like so many promises we make to ourselves, it’s usually easier said than done. At AFC Doctors Express Urgent Care Hamilton, we see the effects of obesity every day. High […]

By |January 29th, 2018|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Are Extra Pounds Weighing Down Your Immune System?

Stop the Flu in its Tracks

‘Tis the season . . . don’t worry: we know that the holidays have passed, but flu season is still in full swing! In fact, it is reported that during in the 2017-2018 season flu activity has been greater than in prior years. That’s why it’s critical for people to be on the lookout for flu signs […]

By |January 29th, 2018|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Stop the Flu in its Tracks

Talk to Your Kids About Flu Prevention

Parents are being warned that their sweet little angels may actually be the face behind the flu. For a number of reasons, young children are generally more likely to spread the virus than are adults. Children usually have more contact with others, are undeniable germ magnets and tend have weaker immune systems, making them easy […]

By |January 29th, 2018|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Talk to Your Kids About Flu Prevention

Common Flu Myths & Why They Are So Dangerous

The much-dreaded flu season is here, which means it’s time to protect yourself against the virus and common myths that surround it. Every year these misconceptions surface and spread, well, like a virus. Flu myths such as these are equally as harmful as they are false, so don’t let misinformation about the flu and the […]

By |December 30th, 2017|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Common Flu Myths & Why They Are So Dangerous

5 Tips for Staying Healthy During Winter Sports

Winter sports are fun but not always the safest activities. If you imagine yourself careening down a hill towards another skier or skating on the rink and then getting nailed by a hockey puck – well, you can probably see how and why plenty of cold-weather athletes wind up seeing a doctor unexpectedly.

And you don’t […]

By |December 28th, 2017|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on 5 Tips for Staying Healthy During Winter Sports

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 |November 27th, 2017|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on How to Prepare for Inclement Weather

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 26th, 2017|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Winter Is Coming…And So Is Flu Season

Why does fever make you cold?

Have you ever had a fever and felt cold at the same time? Only like… all the time! It’s really normal and you are not going crazy — you are only having a fever. There is a logical explanation for this phenomenon. It’s the response from your immune system.

When a fever hit you, there is […]

By |October 11th, 2017|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Why does fever make you cold?

How to prevent Malaria when you are traveling

If you think that mosquitos are only annoyingly responsible for some itchy bites and inconvenience, think again. While stinging and suck the blood out of humans’ veins, mosquitos could carry some of the deadliest infectious viruses. Though being eliminated in the US in the 1950s, Malaria is among some of the most commonly transmitted diseases, […]

By |August 11th, 2017|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on How to prevent Malaria when you are traveling

How Allergies Can Affect You Long-Term

Allergies may not seem like a significant illness that needs immediate treatment, but ignoring your symptoms can have serious, long-lasting effects. If left untreated, allergies can greatly affect your quality of life; you may suffer from increased risk of health problems, decreased brain function and even mood instability. Early treatment is key to avoiding allergy-related […]

By |May 23rd, 2017|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on How Allergies Can Affect You Long-Term