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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 […]

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 […]

Can I Catch the Flu in the Spring?

Spring is in the air! There is no need to worry about the flu, right? Unfortunately, even during the spring season, you can still catch the flu. Our team at AFC Urgent Care Portland wants you to stay safe this spring by learning the signs of the flu, as well as ways to prevent the […]

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 […]