Health Tips | AFC Urgent Care | Portland

What Are Some Good Examples of Self-Care?

When it comes to taking care of our health, many of us know the importance of eating a healthy diet and exercising on a regular basis. However, did you know that practicing self-care can be just as important?

It is, which is why we want to take a moment to help others understand the importance of practicing self-care and provide some tips on getting started.

31st March 2020

How Can I Reduce Stress Quickly?

There are so many things going on in our society right now that it is no wonder why you might be experiencing a little more stress than usual. However, while stress can happen to us at any time when your days are filled with stress more often than not, it can take a toll on your overall health.

24th March 2020

What Causes Urinary Tract Infections?

According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health, urinary tract infections (UTIs) affect more than 150 million people worldwide each year.

During National Kidney Month this March, we want you to know how to recognize the symptoms of a UTI, as well as steps you can take to prevent this kidney-related infection in the first place.

16th March 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

What Happens When You Smoke?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that around 34.2 million people living in the United States smoke.

During American Heart Month, it's important to learn the effects smoking can have on not just your health, but specifically on your heart health.

15th February 2020

How Common Are Food Allergies?

According to the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, up to 6% of children and 4% of adults have some type of food allergy. While this may not seem like much, the number of people dealing with allergies and intolerances has been on the rise.

7th February 2020

What Foods Are Good for Heart Health?

February is American Heart Month! This month is designed to raise awareness about heart health and heart disease, which is the leading cause of death among both American women and men.

Let's take a few minutes to talk through some risk factors for heart disease, as well as how you can change your eating habits to promote good heart health.

1st February 2020

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.

25th January 2020

What Can I Do to Get Rid of My Ear Infection?

Although ear infections are most common in children who are age 7 or younger, teens and adults can experience the symptoms of an ear infection, too!

No one wants to deal with the sometimes-agonizing pain of an ear infection. That's why our team at AFC Urgent Care Portland would like to share some tips on how to find relief sooner rather than later.

15th January 2020

How Can I Improve My Health in 2020?

 We all want to be our best selves in 2020. That's impossible to do without good health!

Whether you've already carved out some resolutions or not, our team at AFC Urgent Care Portland wants to encourage you to add some healthy lifestyle goals for the year. Read on as we offer some suggestions on living a healthier lifestyle.

5th January 2020