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Could My Sore Throat Be Strep Throat?

We grow up learning that sharing is caring. However, when it comes to germs, that is one thing you need to keep to yourself, especially when it comes to strep throat.

20th December 2019

How Can I Get Rid of This Cough?

A cough can come on for a number of reasons. Whether signaling irritation or chronic bronchitis, a cough can be your body's way of getting rid of an irritant or infection.

9th December 2019

Can Cold Weather Cause a Cold?

 Old man winter might be moving into town, but that doesn't mean you necessarily will be stuck at home with a cold because of it.

Our team at AFC Urgent Care Portland wants you to know what can bring about the common cold, as well as ways to treat the cold virus as quickly as possible so that you can enjoy your holiday with family!

30th November 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

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

What Is The Flu Vaccine? Your Questions Answered

Flu season has officially begun, and if you haven’t gotten your vaccine, you’re putting yourself and others at risk of getting very sick. However, we understand you might have some questions about the flu vaccine: What exactly is in it, and how does it work?

13th September 2017

Signs Your Child Has the Flu

Coughing, sore throat and fever, oh my! Your child is definitely sick, but with what? The cold and flu viruses can often be tricky for parents to tell apart because many of the symptoms are the same, but there are several signs that your child has more than just a cold. Here's what to look for:

Fever

30th January 2017

AFC Urgent Care Flu Season Update

If you've gotten your flu shot already, great job! You're much better protected against getting the flu this flu season. And if you still haven't gotten your yearly flu shot yet, there's no time to waste! Protecting yourself against the flu is vital to your health, as well as the health of those around you, and as we approach peak flu season you're more likely than before to catch the flu.

20th January 2017

Debunking Flu Myths

You’ve probably have heard that you can get the flu from getting the flu shot, or that it’s just a really bad cold.  While getting the flu shot is the best way to protect yourself against influenza, there are some common misconceptions about the flu shot.

13th January 2017