Accidents can happen at any time, from cooking dinner to opening mail to tripping on the sidewalk. While most injuries can be treated at home with antibacterial and a bandage, deep cuts and gashes may require stitches in order to make a full recovery and reduce the chance of infection. Follow these guidelines to see […]
Making sure your family is protected against the flu is important as we move into fall and winter looms on the horizon. Influenza is a highly contagious virus that is most common between October and May, peaking between January and March. While you can stay healthy by washing your hands frequently and getting enough rest, […]
It’s our job as adults to keep the children around us safe. Safety is especially challenging when children are participating in more high-risk activities, such as sports. Sports come with certain dangers that are to be expected and may not be within our control, but there are some steps to take to help prevent injuries […]
Keeping our children happy and healthy is the priority for every parent, but sometimes it’s easier than others. During the school year, children are at a much higher risk of getting sick because so many other children surround them. In general, children have weak immune systems that aren’t fully developed. There’s nothing you can do […]
Break out the lunchboxes and the three-ring binders, back-to-school season is upon us again! Amid the mad dash for backpacks, pencil cases, and the rapidly approaching school bus, it’s easy to forget about the health concerns of going back to school.
Back-to-school time is also prime time for germs and bugs; an enormous number of children […]
Safety Tips: Protecting Your Family at The Pool
Nothing feels better on a hot summer day than a dip in the pool. It’s a great way to keep kids — and parents! — occupied and happy. And while no one wants a damper on their fun, it is important to remember that pools can be dangerous […]
Urgent care centers have become a great alternative to traditional treatment at a hospital, but they’re not just for immediate treatment anymore! AFC Urgent care center can complete lab testing you need to be done. We are able to complete the same tests as a hospital, but they’re able to do so in less time […]
Taking time off from your daily responsibilities is stressful to think about. How will your work manage without you? What about household chores stacking up? The list goes on and on. Because of that stress, many American’s don’t take a summer vacation or any holiday for that matter. Other countries offer a certain number of […]
Summer is a time when many people begin making healthier choices. There’s something about the sunshine and warm weather that helps create healthy habits. While those summer habits are great, they don’t have to stop just because the weather cools down! Start incorporating these healthy habits this summer and then continue them all year round.
Independence Day is right around the corner, which means now’s the time to start making your plans! Fireworks, cookouts, and time with family is the traditional celebration from one coast to another. While the 4th should be a time filled with fun and laughter, it all too often becomes a time filled with danger and […]