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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

Five Cleaning Tips to Help Reduce Spring Allergies

Spring cleaning is typically meant to help us shed the dust and dirt we’ve accumulated over the course of a cold winter inside. But for seasonal allergy sufferers, spring cleaning can be like medicine. How, you might ask? By getting rid of the allergens that causes seasonal allergy suffering. If your seasonal allergies are kicking […]

By |May 12th, 2017|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Five Cleaning Tips to Help Reduce Spring Allergies

How to Help Your Kids with Seasonal Allergies

Seasonal allergies affect a lot of people in the springtime. As soon as the trees begin to bloom, many people are met with sniffling noses, watery eyes and endless coughing, among other symptoms. It can be hard to deal with your own allergies, but when your kids get allergies, it’s especially tough. Here are some […]

By |April 25th, 2017|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on How to Help Your Kids with Seasonal Allergies

What Causes Allergy Symptoms?

Seasonal allergy sufferers know that the first dustings of pollen mean their noses and eyes are about to be assaulted with agonizing allergy symptoms. Seasonal allergies can make it seem like the body is waging a war against itself, and it’s not pretty. Sneezing, runny noses, sinus congestion and itchy, watery eyes are all manifestations […]

By |March 28th, 2017|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on What Causes Allergy Symptoms?

Fall into Health with AFC Urgent Care

Summer might be fun, and spring is lovely, but the best season has got to be fall. The changing leaves, the brisk winds and the warm fires bring everyone closer, and the leisure activities can’t be beat. Over a third of Americans list fall as their favorite season, blowing all of the other seasons out […]

By |September 19th, 2016|News & Updates|Comments Off on Fall into Health with AFC Urgent Care

Keeping Your Child Active and Healthy During the School Year

For many kids, the summer is a three-month-long outdoor adventure, and they celebrate the warm weather and free time by riding bikes, hiking and playing sports. But as the school year begins, it can become harder for families to carve out the time to be active and stay healthy. According to the Centers for Disease […]

By |September 12th, 2016|News & Updates|Comments Off on Keeping Your Child Active and Healthy During the School Year

September Is Healthy Aging Month

September is Healthy Aging Month, and AFC Urgent Care is dedicated to helping our patients maintain healthy and happy lives as they age. As you age, your healthcare needs become more unique. Situations might arise that are scarier as a senior adult than they would have been if you were 20 years younger. At AFC […]

By |September 6th, 2016|News & Updates|Comments Off on September Is Healthy Aging Month