Blog | AFC Urgent Care | Portland

Can Cold Weather Cause a Cold?

 Old man winter might be moving into town, but that doesn't mean you necessarily will be stuck at home with a cold because of it.

Our team at AFC Urgent Care Portland wants you to know what can bring about the common cold, as well as ways to treat the cold virus as quickly as possible so that you can enjoy your holiday with family!

30th November 2019

Could I Have IBS?

According to the International Foundation for Gastrointestinal Disorders, Inc., irritable bowel syndrome (also known as IBS) affects approximately 25 to 45 million Americans. Are you one of them?

25th November 2019

When Should You Be Concerned About a Mole?

Our skin changes all the time, especially as we age. However, when a mole changes, it could signal a health concern.

During National Healthy Skin Month this November, our team at AFC Urgent Care Portland wants you to know when you should be concerned about a mole on your skin.

20th November 2019

What Is the Best Thing to Do for a Urinary Tract Infection?

According to the Urology Care Foundation, UTIs lead to around 8.1 million healthcare visits each year.

During Bladder Health Month this November, our team at AFC Urgent Care Portland want you to know the signs to look for when it comes to having a UTI, as well as ways you can treat the infection as soon as possible!

15th November 2019

What Can I Do to Take Better Care of My Skin?

National Healthy Skin Month is in November. Did you know that the skin is your body's largest organ?

During this month, our team at AFC Urgent Care wants you to know why skincare is so important, as well as what steps you can take to establish a skincare routine that works for you!

10th November 2019

Why Is My Stomach Hurting So Bad?

Chances are high that you have experienced a stomachache at some point in your life. Whether it is from eating too much, experiencing a stomach bug or just having a bad case of gas, a stomachache can happen at any time. But how do you know when you need to see a physician?

5th November 2019

Can Psoriasis Go Away?

November is National Healthy Skin Month, which is a perfect time to discuss a common skin condition that many Americans face—psoriasis.

In fact, according to the National Psoriasis Foundation, approximately 125 million people worldwide have the condition. Let's take a close look at this skin condition that affects so many and how people with psoriasis can find relief.

1st November 2019

The New Outbreak of Lung Illness Associated with E-cigarettes, or Vaping

There are current reports in most states about acute severe lung illness that has been tied with e-cigarettes or vape pens. There is not a common product that has been reportedly used by the affected patients, although the main products reported are THC based liquids and Nicotine. The center for disease control continues to investigate this new outbreak. 

14th October 2019

Will the Flu Shot Give Me the Flu?

AH-CHOO!

Oh, no! Are you starting to experience the symptoms of the flu? But, wait—you just got a flu shot, so how can you be experiencing flu symptoms?

2nd October 2019

How Does Diabetes Affect Your Health?

How Does Diabetes Affect Your Health?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that more than 100 million Americans have been diagnosed with diabetes or prediabetes.

18th September 2019