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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. […]

How Can I Get Rid of This Cough?

A cough can come on for a number of reasons. Whether signaling irritation or chronic bronchitis, a cough can be your body’s way of getting rid of an irritant or infection. What Symptoms Can Accompany a Cough? When you experience a cough, you might also suffer from a number of other symptoms. That’s because a […]

Can Cold Weather Cause a Cold?

 Old man winter might be moving into town, but that doesn’t mean you necessarily will be stuck at home with a cold because of it. Our team at AFC Urgent Care Portland wants you to know what can bring about the common cold, as well as ways to treat the cold virus as quickly as […]

Heat Exhaustion: How Hot is Too Hot?

Heat exhaustion is a condition that occurs when the body is unable to regulate its internal temperature and becomes dehydrated.  The causes and symptoms are very recognizable and luckily, preventable. Causes of Heat Exhaustion: Physical exertion in warm, high- humidity weather Dehydration Alcohol use, drug use, or smoking Certain medications and illnesses can increase risk […]

Summer Travel Vaccinations

Are your summer travels taking you abroad this year? Whether it’s an African safari, a tropical beach getaway or a mountain retreat, if it’s overseas or across our border, chances are you need travel vaccinations. Travelers to third world countries are at greater risk than those who travel to developed countries, but anyone planning overseas […]

Summer Safety to Help Beat the Heat

We couldn’t wait for warmer weather…well, now it’s here! Summer is well underway and with the sun and fun comes a number of safety concerns to keep in mind. With the right tools and preparation, summertime can be a safe and relaxing time for you and your family. Hydration: As the mercury rises this summer, pay […]

Celebrate National Immunization Awareness Month With AFC

August is National Immunization Awareness Month, and AFC Urgent Care encourages you to stop in to ensure you and your family are up-to-date on your vaccinations. As the best defense against many serious, and sometimes deadly, diseases, it is recommended that people stay current with vaccines. Take the time, either during your annual checkup or […]

February is American Heart Month. Do You Have a Healthy Heart?

February is American Heart Month, which strives to educate Americans about the dangers of heart disease and the steps that you can take to minimize its risk. Heart disease is the number one cause of death in the United States, as about one-out-of-four deaths can be attributed to heart disease each year.  While the heart […]

This Valentine’s Day, Share The Love, Not The Germs

This Valentine’s Day, show your loved one you care by sharing your love, not your germs. Date nights are no fun if you both end up getting sick, so here are some tips for keeping you (and your date) healthy this Valentine’s Day. If You’re Sick, Postpone It may put a damper on your plans, but if […]

New Year, New Health Goals

At the start of every new year, we all make resolutions to improve our health and our daily lives. But often, in the hustle and bustle of the new year, we end up forgetting or neglecting our resolutions, and which makes our goals that much harder to accomplish. This year, why not break from that […]