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Arthritis Awareness Month

Arthritis Awareness Month is observed in May, and it’s a period to highlight what arthritis is, the impact it’s having on lives and the continued need for research and advocacy on behalf of all arthritis sufferers across America. Arthritis cases are on the rise, even as the condition remains a mystery. More than 50 million …

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Protect Yourself from Ticks and Mosquito's This Summer

Summertimebrings many opportunities for outdoor activities. From camping and hiking to playing tag in the backyard, kids and adults alike can enjoy the warm weather. Make sure your family takes the following precautions to avoid missing outdoor fun due to mosquito and tick bites. Before you go outside: Use bug repellent on your skin and …

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The Do's And Dont's of Seasonal Allergies

The signs of spring are all around; flowers blooming, bees buzzing, noses sneezing, and chests wheezing. Yes indeed, spring can be a beautiful time of the year, but it’s also a peak time for seasonal allergies. According to the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (ACAAI), allergies are a major cause of illness in …

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Can't Quit Coughing?

The weather’s cold, the days are short, and the cold and flu viruses are running rampant. It’s likely that sometime this season, you’ll find yourself with a bit of a cough. Coughing is the body’s way of trying to clear your airways. It’s a natural occurrence and is rarely the sign of anything serious. The …

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If You Think You're Sick with the Flu, Don't Self-Diagnose, Head to AFC Urgent Care!

Flu season is just beginning, which means more and more people will find themselves sick with the flu in the coming months. If you have flu-like symptoms, it’s always a good idea to seek the help of a medical professional. But instead of seeking medical attention, many people try to self-diagnose, which can be a …

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Frostbite & Hypothermia Prevention Tips

February has been a cruel month when it comes to blizzards and freezing temps, which is why you need to be aware of frostbite and hypothermia symptoms, and what you can do to prevent these common winter dangers from happening to you! Hypothermia occurs when the body cannot keep itself warm and its internal temperature …

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