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Coming together to celebrate Men’s Health Week

International Men’s Health Week is celebrated annually as the week leading up to Father’s Day. The week is intended to bring awareness of preventable health problems for males of all ages through the encouragement of early detection and treatment of health difficulties. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 14.9% of men aged […]

Women’s Nutritional Needs

March is Women’s History Month and National Nutrition Month which allows us to focus on the unique nutritional needs of women. Balancing the demands of work, family, school, and a pandemic are just a few of the obstacles women face in the struggle to maintain a healthy diet. However, with the right food choices, you […]

How to Stay Heart-Healthy

February is American Heart Month and heart disease is one of the leading causes of death in the USA, but not everyone knows how to keep their heart-healthy. Luckily for us, the CDC has outlined 7 strategies to live a heart-healthy lifestyle.   #1 Learn Your Health History Certain health conditions, your lifestyle, and your […]

How to Make Your New Year’s Resolutions Stick

The start of a new year is a great time to reflect, refresh, and set some goals for yourself. Some people have the same goals every year while others like to change it up (sometimes drastically). Unfortunately, making the resolution is the easy part, the hard part is keeping it for the next 364+ days. […]

Do I Need a Flu Shot?

Maybe you get the flu shot every year or maybe you’re one of many who shy away from all things needle related. Regardless, if there’s a year to face your fears, this is it. There are many reasons to get an influenza (flu) shot, however, with COVID-19 still spreading, getting the flu vaccine in 2020-2021 […]

The New Outbreak of Lung Illness Associated with E-cigarettes, or Vaping

There are current reports in most states about acute severe lung illness that has been tied with e-cigarettes or vape pens. There is not a common product that has been reportedly used by the affected patients, although the main products reported are THC based liquids and Nicotine. The center for disease control continues to investigate […]

Sport Physical FAQs

What is a sports physical? A sports physical is an examination to determine if a child/teen (or adult) is physically able to safely participate in a certain sport. Who needs a sports physical? For student athletes, most states require a completed sports physical before participating in any school-sanctioned sport. In addition, athletes playing in non-school […]

AFC’s Digital X-Ray Services

An x-ray is a common imaging test that has been used for decades and is one of the safest medical procedures available. It is a quick, painless test that produces images of the body’s internal structures. There is no special preparation needed for a regular diagnostic x-ray. An x-ray technician will give instructions on how […]

Keep Your Health In Check This Holiday Season

Between Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner and holiday parties, it’s hard not to indulge on your favorite holiday foods.  From turkey smothered in gravy, to macaroni & cheese, to cups of eggnog, eating these fattening foods can potentially increase your cholesterol levels.  Foods that are heavy in saturated fats and trans fat have a huge impact […]

How to Prepare for an Earthquake

Living in an area that is highly susceptible to earthquakes mean being prepared, at all times.  Earthquakes can happen at any given moment, with no warning.  With this in mind, it is important to have a plan of what to do in the case of a disaster emergency. Before Consult with a professional to determine […]