If your child is playing a sport this fall, it’s time to start thinking about a sports physical, also known as a Preparticipation Physical Exam (PPE). Before a player can compete, most schools and sports leagues will require a physical. Typically, there are two sections the PPE – a medical history review and a physical […]
August is National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM), and AFC Urgent Care Lyndhurst would like to encourage you to stop in for a hassle-free checkup to ensure you and your family are up to date on your vaccinations. Immunizations are important for people of all ages and help prevent countless, often deadly, diseases. Vaccines are administered to stimulate your immune […]
Summertime temperatures can pose a threat for all – especially the elderly. Due to how the body naturally changes with age, older adults are at greater risk for heat-related injuries. Society harps on young adults for the importance of sunscreen, staying hydrated and other health precautions during the warm season, but have we truly considered […]
While you’re having your fun in the sun this summer, are you staying safe in the heat? Summer weather and more outdoor activities means there’s a higher risk of injury from things like sun exposure, dangerous insects, heat injury and more. Make sure you’re prepared for your summer fun by stocking up on these essential […]
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 […]
Summertime – the kids are home with loads of free time! They may feel inclined to relax on the couch until school starts up again in the fall, but don’t let them miss out on the lively energy of those summer months. AFC Urgent Care Lyndhurst encourages parents and kids to take advantage of the beautiful weather […]
Break out the lunch boxes 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 […]
New Jersey and many other areas in the North are known as a hot bed for Lyme disease carrying deer ticks, especially in the summer. Found on deer, mice, squirrels, and other small rodents native to the New England area, deer ticks feed off the blood of their hosts with a typically harmless bite. Some […]
After this year’s long and harsh winter, nothing’s better than spending time outdoors in the summer sun. It’s extreme
ly important, however, to stay aware of your surroundings and protect yourself from summer health risks. Going outside in the summer increases your risk of rash from poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac. Within 12-72 hours […]
While there is a lot of talk about the ‘universal health benefits’ of going gluten-free, there are many aspects of the lifestyle that most people are still unsure or unaware about. We believe that there is some truth out there, but that it is also important to clear the air on some of the bigger […]