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3 Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes

As the Thanksgiving season approaches, many of us look forward to indulging in delicious meals and spending quality time with loved ones. While the traditional Thanksgiving feast often includes rich and calorie-laden dishes, it’s entirely possible to create a spread that is both indulgent and healthy. In this blog post, we’ll explore three mouthwatering recipes […]

Overcoming Fall Time Sleep Debt

Daylight Saving Time (DST) is a practice that affects our daily routines by shifting the clocks forward or backward. This seemingly simple change can have profound consequences for our sleep patterns. Since sleep, and specifically adequate sleep, is such a vital part of overall health, it’s important to consider the notion of “ sleep debt” […]

Holiday Safety Tips

The holidays are almost upon us but not everyone approaches this time of year with joy and celebration. Some find the season stressful. Regardless of your point of view, when getting together with friends and family to celebrate, it’s good to remember some basics that can help us all avoid the colds and flu that […]

The Resurgence of COVID-19

Recently, the world has witnessed a resurgence of COVID-19 cases. As the virus evolves and new variants appear, it’s become clear that COVID-19 will be present for some time. In this evolving landscape, urgent care centers have once again emerged as crucial players in the fight against viruses, providing vital support to healthcare systems and […]

Fentanyl and Harm Reduction

Fentanyl has become a dominant topic in national news in 2023 and since become something that many are aware of and acknowledges as a problem. Fentanyl is prevalent all over the company, but it is very prevalent in Oregon. Unfortunately, there is still much that the general public does not know about this dangerous drug. […]

The Risky Side of Fall Sports

High school fall sports provide valuable physical activity and team engagement, but they also bring the possibility of injuries that can impact young athletes. Understanding these risks and taking preventive measures is crucial for ensuring a safe and enjoyable sports experience.  1. Sprains and Strains In sports like soccer, football, and cross-country, sprains (ligament injuries) […]

Communicating STI News to a Partner

Why Should I Tell My Partner?  First off, notifying a partner about a Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) is essential for maintaining trust within the relationship. Honesty and open communication are fundamental to any successful partnership. Sharing this sensitive information demonstrates respect and consideration for one’s partner’s health and well-being. Early disclosure allows for timely medical […]

Why Get Sports Physicals?

Sports physicals are vital to ensure the health and well being of those keen on participating in athletic activities. They are thorough medical exams that are necessary to gauge the physical fitness levels of athletes. In Oregon, the Oregon Schools Activities Association (OSAA) oversees sports physicals. The OSAA also recommends a specific form be used […]

The Impact of STI Testing

Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) (historically referred to as STDs)  are more prevalent than many think and if left undetected and untreated, can have severe consequences. Regular STI testing ensures early identification of any infections, enabling prompt medical intervention and preventing further transmission.  Consistent STI testing helps individuals take control of their sexual health. Many STIs […]

Cold, Or Human Metapneumovirus?

Do you feel like recently you and/or those around you have been getting sicker in recent allergy seasons? AFC Portland’s very own Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Andrew Miller, has some insight on what’s going on and what may be causing this uptick in illnesses. “The current allergy season is the worst that it’s been in […]