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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

How Can You Improve Your Heart Health?

Did you know that the heart beats almost 2.5 billion times over an average person's lifetime? That is a lot of beats!


Our team at AFC Urgent Care wants you to know how you can keep every beat going strong by taking steps to improve your heart health.

9th September 2019

Do Sports Cause Injuries?

The time has finally come where we start to say goodbye to the summer season and gearing up for fall! And what is one of the most favorite pastimes of the fall season among Americans? Sports!

24th August 2019

What Does Long-Term Stress Do to Your Body?

We all experience stress at some point in our life. However, when stress plays a role in our daily lives more often than not, that is when stress can begin to take a toll on our overall health.

Our team at AFC Urgent Care want you to learn the signs of stress, as well as ways you can better manage symptoms.

15th August 2019

Sport Physical FAQs

What is a sports physical?

A sports physical is an examination to determine if a child/teen (or adult) is physically able to safely participate in a certain sport.

Who needs a sports physical?

22nd July 2019

AFC’s Digital X-Ray Services

An x-ray is a common imaging test that has been used for decades and is one of the safest medical procedures available. It is a quick, painless test that produces images of the body’s internal structures.

15th July 2019

Heat Exhaustion: How Hot is Too Hot?

Heat exhaustion is a condition that occurs when the body is unable to regulate its internal temperature and becomes dehydrated.  The causes and symptoms are very recognizable and luckily, preventable.

Causes of Heat Exhaustion:

8th July 2019

Summer Travel Vaccinations

Are your summer travels taking you abroad this year? Whether it’s an African safari, a tropical beach getaway or a mountain retreat, if it’s overseas or across our border, chances are you need travel vaccinations.

24th June 2019