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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

Summer Safety to Help Beat the Heat

We couldn’t wait for warmer weather…well, now it’s here! Summer is well underway and with the sun and fun comes a number of safety concerns to keep in mind. With the right tools and preparation, summertime can be a safe and relaxing time for you and your family.

17th June 2019

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.

14th December 2017

Understanding Diabetes

Diabetes is a disease that impacts millions of Americans every day. According to the American Diabetes Association, it is the seventh leading cause of death in the U.S.

27th November 2017

4 Trends That Show Urgent Care Is Increasing In Popularity

Deciding to visit an urgent care instead of a hospital? You’re not alone.
3rd November 2017

5 Foods That Help You Fight The Flu

Although it's strongly recommended for preventing the flu, getting a vaccine is not the only way to protect yourself from the flu. What you eat every day can also keep you from getting sick. Next time your headed to the store, add these 5 Flu Fighting Foods to your grocery lists to help fight the flu this year.

20th October 2017

3 Tips To Avoid Back-to-School Bugs This Fall

Keeping kids healthy at the start of a new school year can be a daunting task. They're playing, making new friends, and coming into close contact with a large number of people on a daily basis.

11th October 2017