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March is National Nutrition Month

March is National Nutrition Month! The focus of this campaign is to bring attention to the importance of making healthy choices and developing wide-ranging and physical activity habits.

This year’s theme is, “Go Further with Food.” As mentioned by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, “whether it’s starting the day off right with a healthy […]

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Prevent Injuries This Spring Sports Season

March means we’re in the season of birds chirping, flowers blossoming, and spring sports beginning!  

Whether you’re cheering on your student-athlete from the bleachers, or if you’re participating in an adult sports league, injuries can occur. As a parent or an athlete, it’s important to be aware of injuries that can take you off the […]

By |March 16th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Prevent Injuries This Spring Sports Season

Why Your Strep Throat Keeps Coming Back

Have you ever had that scratchy, itchy feeling at the back of your throat? The one that starts in the back of your throat then suddenly turns into a painful burning sensation. Some people mention that it feels like trying to swallow broken glass. Now that’s a pretty vivid description of the common sore throat […]

By |March 15th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Why Your Strep Throat Keeps Coming Back

Where Do Germs Live At Your Workplace?

With this year’s overwhelming flu activity reaching every corner of the nation, it’s important to remain educated on the potential hot spots and preventative measures to avoid flu-related germs. Doctor’s offices, school classrooms, the gym, and even your workplace are among the top culprits for contracting seasonal influenza. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor […]

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Is Lack of Sleep Making You Sick?

Doctors recommend adults receive seven to nine hours of sleep per night. However, according to HuffPost, more than a third of Americans regularly do not sleep enough. That means that roughly 83.6 million adults in the U.S. alone are sleep deprived. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that 34.8 percent of […]

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The Lifecycle of the Flu

Influenza’s original Italian name, influenza di freddo, means “influence of the cold.” This year’s flu season is spreading quickly getting people’s attention.

The 2017–2018 flu season epidemic is expected to kill more than 50,000 people of all ages, many of whom appeared healthy “just a few days” before they died. Being armed with knowledge and facts […]

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Think You Have the Flu?

It’s the New Year and you’re not feeling so well. You have a cough, runny nose, body aches and a high fever. It sounds like you may have the flu!

At the beginning of the current flu season, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended that everyone over the age of 6 months should […]

By |January 10th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Think You Have the Flu?

Sports Injuries Treatment

We are in the season of apple picking, pumpkin spiced lattes and fall sport practices beginning! Whether you are cheering for your kid’s sport team or participating in an adult sports league, injuries can occur. It is important to be preventative and aware of these injuries when out on the field.

At AFC Urgent Care, our […]

By |October 25th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Sports Injuries Treatment

6 Flu Symptoms to Look Out For

Getting your annual flu shot is one of the best ways to avoid getting the dreaded flu, but sometimes, exposing yourself to sick people can leave you feeling downright miserable. A runny nose and a consistent cough will lead you seeking medical care.

Here are some common flu-like symptoms to look out for include:

Fever: Fevers are […]

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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 18th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on What Sends People to Urgent Care in the Summer?
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