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How To Tell If Your Cut Needs Stitches

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 …

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How to Prevent a Child’s Sports Injury

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 …

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Keeping Your Child Healthy This School Year

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 …

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Back to School Health Tips

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 …

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Why Lab Testing at AFC Urgent Care is Important

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 …

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Why it’s Important to Take a Summer Vacation

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 …

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How to prevent the flu at home, work, and anywhere else!

Winter is now in full effect, which means the flu is at its most infectious peak! While it may not seem like you’ll get the flu, or believe your immune system is strong enough to fight it off, it is still important to actively prevent the flu. Influenza (the flu) season can start as early …

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3 Tips to Follow When Washing Your Hands

AFC Urgent Care hope you are getting festive for the holidays this October! However, ghost & ghouls aren’t the only things you should be scared of this Halloween; It is still flu season! Flu season is from early Septemeber- mid-December, if you still need to get your flu shot, you should get it immediately! If …

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