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Am I at Risk of High Cholesterol?

The short answer is yes. We are all at risk of developing high cholesterol, which affects more than 102 million Americans.

But while we're all at risk, there are some risk factors that can increase your risk. Our team at AFC Urgent Care Portland wants to talk you through what high cholesterol is, who's at the highest risk and what you can do to prevent it.

19th June 2020

What Exactly Is Cholesterol?

That's an interesting question, actually! Most people think of cholesterol as one of the levels your doctor checks at your annual checkup.

And while that's true, that doesn't really nail down exactly what cholesterol is. Our team at AFC Urgent Care is taking a few minutes in this blog to shed light on what cholesterol is and how you can maintain a normal cholesterol level.

24th May 2020

What Can I Do to Prevent a Stroke?

According to the American Stroke Association, stroke is the leading cause of disability in the United States and a leading cause of death.

During American Stroke Awareness Month this May, our team at AFC Urgent Care Portland wants to help you understand your risk of stroke, as well as what you can do to help prevent a stroke from happening.

12th May 2020

What Is a Stroke?

May is American Stroke Month. More than 795,000 people suffer a stroke each year in the United States. Are you at risk of being one of them?

Our team wants you to know your risk when it comes to experiencing a stroke during your lifetime, as well as ways you can help to prevent a stroke—now and in the future.

4th May 2020

How Can My Diet Help Me to Better Manage Diabetes?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that more than 100 million people living in the United States have diabetes or prediabetes.

National Nutrition Month is this March, so we want to share some information about the role that our eating habits play in preventing and managing diabetes.

1st March 2020

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

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