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4 Ways to Avoid Catching a Cold

Now that cold/flu season is in full swing, you’re probably wondering about different tactics you can take to avoid getting sick.

Here are four ways you can avoid catching a cold, or decreasing your likelihood of having severe flu symptoms.

Get your Flu Shot

All the old myths of getting the flu from getting the flu shot, or […]

By |November 30th, 2017|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on 4 Ways to Avoid Catching a Cold

How to Prepare for Inclement Weather

A storm is brewing. Are you ready?

Even if you’re reading this when the skies are sunny and blue, chances are, sooner or later, you’re going to be confronted with inclement weather. Maybe you live in a part of the country that’s visited by hurricanes or tornadoes. Perhaps you live in a snowbelt. If you’re in […]

By |November 29th, 2017|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on How to Prepare for Inclement Weather

National Diabetes Month

November is National Diabetes Month, an event designed to bring attention to diabetes and the impact this disease has every day on millions of Americans. According to the American Diabetes Association®, Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the U.S. In 2015, 30.3 million Americans suffered from diabetes, and approximately 1.5 million new cases of […]

By |November 10th, 2017|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on National Diabetes Month

Grow a ‘Mo and Save a Bro This “Movember”

If you visit AFC Urgent Care this November, you might notice some of our male associates rocking a different look. In fact, you might begin noticing men around your town developing a sudden fondness for facial hair — particularly the moustache. It’s no coincidence that men are suddenly sporting an upper lip with zip this […]

By |November 10th, 2017|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Grow a ‘Mo and Save a Bro This “Movember”

Avoid the Office Cold

If everyone in your office is coughing and sneezing and calling out sick, you’re bound to get sick, too.  The best way to avoid getting sick from your office mates to prep before the cold/flu season begins.

Here are a few ways you can avoid catching that office cold:

Get vaccinated for the flu: This is the […]

By |October 24th, 2017|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Avoid the Office Cold

How to Avoid Back-to-School Bugs

It never seems to fail! By the time the new school year rolls around, and just as you’re getting your new family routine in place, somebody gets sick. Pretty soon, everyone’s back in the bed battling who knows what and your routine is out the window. Nobody likes to be stuck at home sick, and […]

By |October 5th, 2017|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on How to Avoid Back-to-School Bugs

Health Benefits of Eating In-Season Produce

Eating fresh produce is always a good idea when it comes to your health, but eating in-season fruits and vegetables can be even more beneficial for your well-being. A diet rich in produce can help reduce the risk of diseases such as high blood pressure, heart disease and even some forms of cancer. By eating […]

By |October 5th, 2017|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Health Benefits of Eating In-Season Produce

Why Does My Child Need a Sports Physical?

If your child is playing a sport this fall, it’s time to start thinking about a sports physical, also known as a Preparticipation Physical Exam (PPE). Before a player can compete, most schools and sports leagues will require a physical. Typically, there are two sections the PPE – a medical history review and a physical […]

By |September 20th, 2017|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Why Does My Child Need a Sports Physical?

August is National Immunization Month

August is National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM), and AFC Urgent Care Vintage Park would like to encourage you to stop in for a hassle-free checkup to ensure you and your family are up to date on your vaccinations. Immunizations are important for people of all ages and help prevent countless, often deadly, diseases. Vaccines are administered to […]

By |August 18th, 2017|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on August is National Immunization Month

Preventing Heat Injuries for the Elderly

Summertime temperatures can pose a threat for all – especially the elderly. Due to how the body naturally changes with age, older adults are at greater risk for heat-related injuries. Society harps on young adults for the importance of sunscreen, staying hydrated and other health precautions during the warm season, but have we truly considered […]

By |August 8th, 2017|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Preventing Heat Injuries for the Elderly