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How To Tell If Your Child Has A Concussion

Signs & Symptoms To Help Determine Severity Of Injury With an increase in media coverage surrounding concussions and traumatic brain injuries, safety guidelines are often getting updated to help protect child athletes. But even with new athletic rules, safety equipment and training for coaches and teachers, there are many sports that are still considered to […]

Safety Tips For Grilling From AFC

Even though summer is slowly coming to an end, grilling will continue to be a popular way to cook for many weeks to come. Grilling is a great way to prepare food while enjoying the outdoors…but it is not without risk. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), in 2014 alone, over 16,000 people […]

Celebrate National Immunization Awareness Month With AFC

August is National Immunization Awareness Month, and AFC Urgent Care encourages you to stop in to ensure you and your family are up-to-date on your vaccinations. As the best defense against many serious, and sometimes deadly, diseases, it is recommended that people stay current with vaccines. Take the time, either during your annual checkup or […]

Learn The Symptoms Of Heat-Related Illnesses

It doesn’t take much to overheat your body when it’s hot out. Even if you dress appropriately, hydrate regularly and avoid peak sun hours, you still might find yourself suffering from heat-related illnesses. Since there are various levels of severity involved with heat-related illness, it may be a good time to review common symptoms. This […]

Why Urgent Care Clinics Are So Busy In The Summer

Summer is a busy time for urgent care centers. Knowing what some of the most common summer injuries are can help you avoid them. With vacations, backyard barbecues, fireworks shows and more to look forward to, there’s lots of fun to be had during the warm summer months. But while you’re having a blast with […]

Don’t Wait To Schedule An Annual Exam

Find Out How Important It Is to Regularly See A Primary Care Physician For A Wellness Visit Annual checkups, often referred to as a ‘wellness visit‘, are offered by most insurance providers as part of an individual’s standard coverage. Yet many people fail to take full advantage of this important and sometimes life saving part […]

6 Investments You Can Make For A Healthier You

Maintaining your health not only takes determination, it can cost money. Fortunately, even with a tight budget, there are some affordable purchases you can make to help protect your health. Here are 6 minor investments that can lead to a healthier you. 1 – Invest in your eyesGet sunglasses that block both UVA and UVB […]

Five Tips to Help Fight Allergy Symptoms

People who suffer from seasonal allergies are bracing for what is expected to be an early and long allergy season. They know that scratchy eyes and drippy noses are about to make an appearance. They are waiting, with tissues in hand, for the season to pass and their symptoms to subside. While proper medical treatment […]

Sports Medicine Specialists – Keeping Active People Healthy and Happy

In a specialized area of medicine that requires a significant amount of advanced training in both the treatment and prevention of injury, a Sports Medicine Specialist can often help patients minimize the effects of a debilitating injury. With a goal of reducing an individual’s time away from work, sports or other physical activities, the services […]

Allergies – Your Guide to Understanding and Managing Symptoms

It might seem like a cold at first, but with over half (54.6%) of U.S. residents estimated to test positive for at least one or more allergens, that stuffy nose might actually be allergies. Since it can be hard to tell, here’s what you need to know about seasonal allergies, and what can be done […]