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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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? Our team at AFC Urgent Care Portland wants you to better understand how the flu vaccine works, as well as put an end to the myth about […]

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. Our team at AFC Urgent Care Portland wants to you learn the signs to watch out for when it comes to diabetes, as well as ways you can […]

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. How Can You Strengthen Your Heart? Although not everything […]

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! Our team at AFC Urgent Care Portland wants to help you step forward into the fall sportsseason with some insight […]

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 […]

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? For student athletes, most states require a completed sports physical before participating in any school-sanctioned sport. In addition, athletes playing in non-school […]

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. There is no special preparation needed for a regular diagnostic x-ray. An x-ray technician will give instructions on how […]