Heart Health | AFC Urgent Care | Portland

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

Why Is Men's Health Important?

That's a bit of a trick question! Men's health is important for the same reason women's health is important—we all need to do what we can to protect our health and wellness.

June is Men's Health Month, though, which is why our team at AFC Urgent Care Portland wants to shed some light on how men can take care of their health. Read on for some insight!

1st 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

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

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

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