News & Updates

Make Your Own Back-to-School Health Kit

When your child returns to school, it can often mean a renewed exposure to germs and possible injuries. AFC Urgent Care has a tried and true list of recommendations to keep your kids healthy, even when they aren’t with you. Here is our back-to-school health kit, a complete list of the portable tools and items […]

By |August 22nd, 2016|News & Updates|Comments Off on Make Your Own Back-to-School Health Kit

Back to School: Are Your Kids Getting Enough Sleep?

Nighttime fireworks shows, long stays at summer camp, family vacations and the late sunsets of summertime are some of the many joys your child may have experienced during their summer vacation. But getting to take part in these fun-filled moments over the past few months may also mean your child was allowed to have some […]

By |August 15th, 2016|News & Updates|Comments Off on Back to School: Are Your Kids Getting Enough Sleep?

Why Now Is the Time to Be Thinking About Sports Physicals

If your child plays team sports through their school, you are probably looking forward to cheering them on during their season, and planning out your schedule around their practices. But have you planned for their sports physical yet? The pre-participation sports physical is required almost universally in the United States. Sports physicals help prevent risk […]

By |August 1st, 2016|News & Updates|Comments Off on Why Now Is the Time to Be Thinking About Sports Physicals

Why You Should Be Wearing Sunscreen Every Day (And We Know Most of You Aren’t!)

The summer equinox, also known as the longest day of the year, was June 20, and the rest of summer is looking pretty bright. With the sun shining that much, most people will be applying more sunscreen than usual. But here at AFC Urgent Care, we know that you need just as much sunscreen on […]

By |July 25th, 2016|News & Updates|Comments Off on Why You Should Be Wearing Sunscreen Every Day (And We Know Most of You Aren’t!)

How to Stay Safe at Your Summer Barbecue

Summertime is the best time for grilling outdoors with family and friends. But while you’re grilling and chilling, we at AFC Urgent Care want to make sure you are staying safe, as well. So take some time to remember these tips for your next summer barbecue, and you’ll be better prepared to keep you and […]

By |July 18th, 2016|News & Updates|Comments Off on How to Stay Safe at Your Summer Barbecue

Lower Your Risk of Contracting Zika While on Vacation

Zika virus is a growing concern for people traveling this summer, as it has begun spreading rapidly through new regions in Central America and the United States. Zika virus typically has very mild symptoms, but it can put people at risk of complications such as infant microcephaly and Guillain-Barré syndrome. There is currently no cure […]

By |July 8th, 2016|News & Updates|Comments Off on Lower Your Risk of Contracting Zika While on Vacation

Are You Staying Hydrated in the Heat?

Dehydration tends to sneak up on you, especially during the summer. The hotter weather and higher humidity in the summer can make it hard to stay hydrated, so while your family is enjoying time outside in the summer sun, you need to keep hydration top-of-mind. This summer, AFC Urgent Care wants you to stay safe […]

By |June 24th, 2016|News & Updates|Comments Off on Are You Staying Hydrated in the Heat?

Give Your Dad the Gift of Health This Father’s Day

Growing up, Dad looked out for your health and safety to make sure you reached adulthood in one piece. Now that Dad is getting older, there are things you can do to return the favor. If you see some healthy changes your dad could make in his life, but you don’t know how to help […]

By |June 17th, 2016|News & Updates|Comments Off on Give Your Dad the Gift of Health This Father’s Day

Staying Safe at the Beach!

Summer is prime time for beach action, and for good reason! The surf and the sand are so much easier to enjoy when it’s warm enough to play in them. But there are some risks you might not know about lurking in the depths. As we reach the end of Rip Current Awareness Week on […]

By |June 10th, 2016|News & Updates|Comments Off on Staying Safe at the Beach!

Poison Ivy & Other Plants to Avoid This Summer

Plants can brighten up a landscape, but some can be dangerous! This summer, AFC Urgent Care wants you to watch out for these poisonous plants, and to know what to do if you come into contact with them!

Poison ivy, poison oak and poison sumac are the big three when it comes to poisonous plants — […]

By |June 3rd, 2016|News & Updates|Comments Off on Poison Ivy & Other Plants to Avoid This Summer