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The Lifecycle of the Flu

Most years, the terms “flu season” and “flu shot” are viewed as a pesky seasonal rite of passage, a nuisance, another thing on your to-do list. But this year, the virulent H3N2 virus — which has been circulating for 50 years and dubbed the “Hong Kong flu” — is getting peoples’ attention.

The 2017–2018 flu season […]

By |February 7th, 2018|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on The Lifecycle of the Flu

Runny, Stuffy, Sniffles and More!

A drip, a scratch, a-choo, a stuffy nose and a cough. These are the tell-tale signs of the most common ailment in the world — the common cold. Between the drier air outside, which may make your nose drier and more vulnerable to a viral infection, and people spending more time together inside — whether […]

By |January 29th, 2018|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Runny, Stuffy, Sniffles and More!

Common Flu Myths & Why They Are So Dangerous

The much-dreaded flu season is here, which means it’s time to protect yourself against the virus and common myths that surround it. Every year these misconceptions surface and spread, well, like a virus. Flu myths such as these are equally as harmful as they are false, so don’t let misinformation about the flu and the […]

By |December 21st, 2017|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Common Flu Myths & Why They Are So Dangerous

5 Tips for Staying Healthy During Winter Sports

Winter sports are fun but not always the safest activities. If you imagine yourself careening down a hill towards another skier or skating on the rink and then getting nailed by a hockey puck – well, you can probably see how and why plenty of cold-weather athletes wind up seeing a doctor unexpectedly.

And you don’t […]

By |December 21st, 2017|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on 5 Tips for Staying Healthy During Winter Sports

How to Prepare for Inclement Weather

A storm is brewing. Are you ready?

Even if you’re reading this when the skies are sunny and blue, chances are, sooner or later, you’re going to be confronted with inclement weather. Maybe you live in a part of the country that’s visited by hurricanes or tornadoes. Perhaps you live in a snowbelt. If you’re in […]

By |November 27th, 2017|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on How to Prepare for Inclement Weather

Grow a ‘Mo and Save a Bro This “Movember”

If you visit AFC Urgent Care this November, you might notice some of our male associates rocking a different look. In fact, you might begin noticing men around your town developing a sudden fondness for facial hair — particularly the moustache. It’s no coincidence that men are suddenly sporting an upper lip with zip this November. That’s […]

By |November 21st, 2017|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Grow a ‘Mo and Save a Bro This “Movember”

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 |November 14th, 2017|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Winter Is Coming…And So Is Flu Season

When to Visit Urgent Care

So let’s say you’re facing a nagging cough that’s been around for a couple of weeks, or you faced a sudden sprain at work.  It can be concerning enough that you want to seek medical attention.

The two options that come to mind might be either your primary care physician, or the emergency room.

Booking an appointment […]

By |October 26th, 2017|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on When to Visit Urgent Care

How to Avoid Back-to-School Bugs

It never seems to fail! By the time the new school year rolls around, and just as you’re getting your new family routine in place, somebody gets sick. Pretty soon, everyone’s back in the bed battling who knows what and your routine is out the window. Nobody likes to be stuck at home sick, and […]

By |October 3rd, 2017|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on How to Avoid Back-to-School Bugs

Health Benefits of Eating In-Season Produce

Eating fresh produce is always a good idea when it comes to your health, but eating in-season fruits and vegetables can be even more beneficial for your well-being. A diet rich in produce can help reduce the risk of diseases such as high blood pressure, heart disease and even some forms of cancer. By eating […]

By |September 25th, 2017|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Health Benefits of Eating In-Season Produce
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