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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. Here’s more about food allergies, including triggers and symptoms, […]

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. Why Do People Smoke? People start smoking for a number of reasons. While most […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

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! How Common Is Back Pain? According to the American Chiropractic Association, around 80% of people living in the United States will experience back pain […]

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. What Causes Strep Throat? Strep throat is caused by group A streptococcus. It’s an intense inflammation of the throat that occurs because of a bacterial infection. […]

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? Who Gets IBS? While anyone can get IBS, there are some groups of people who are at a higher risk than others. Women, people under the age […]

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? Our team […]