Health Tips | AFC Urgent Care | Portland

What Are the Main Causes of Kidney Stones?

Did you know? According to the National Kidney Foundation, it is estimated that one in 10 people living in the United States will have a kidney stone at some point in their lifetime.

What Is the Main Cause of Kidney Stones?

A kidney stone occurs when crystal-forming substances (like calcium and uric acid) stick together rather than dilute.

28th December 2019

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

When Should You See a Physician About Back Pain?

Ouch, my back!

While back pain can happen to anyone at any time, here are the main causes of back pain, as well as steps you can take to find relief!

15th December 2019

Could I Have IBS?

According to the International Foundation for Gastrointestinal Disorders, Inc., irritable bowel syndrome (also known as IBS) affects approximately 25 to 45 million Americans. Are you one of them?

25th November 2019

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 soon as possible!

15th November 2019

What Can I Do to Take Better Care of My Skin?

National Healthy Skin Month is in November. Did you know that the skin is your body's largest organ?

During this month, our team at AFC Urgent Care wants you to know why skincare is so important, as well as what steps you can take to establish a skincare routine that works for you!

10th November 2019

Why Is My Stomach Hurting So Bad?

Chances are high that you have experienced a stomachache at some point in your life. Whether it is from eating too much, experiencing a stomach bug or just having a bad case of gas, a stomachache can happen at any time. But how do you know when you need to see a physician?

5th November 2019

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.

9th September 2019

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 ways you can better manage symptoms.

15th August 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