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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

Summer Protective Gear – Do You Have Everything on This List?

While you’re having your fun in the sun this summer, are you staying safe in the heat? Summer weather and more outdoor activities means there’s a higher risk of injury from things like sun exposure, dangerous insects, heat injury and more. Make sure you’re prepared for your summer fun by stocking up on these essential […]

By |August 1st, 2017|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Summer Protective Gear – Do You Have Everything on This List?

What Sends People to Urgent Care in the Summer?

Summer is a busy time for urgent care centers. Learn how you can avoid some of the most common summer injuries while you have your fun in the sun.

 

Summer is one of the most exciting times of the year! With vacations, backyard barbecues, fireworks shows and more to look forward to, there’s lots of fun […]

By |July 21st, 2017|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on What Sends People to Urgent Care in the Summer?

The “Man Up Checkup”

A basic health screening designed specifically for men

Research shows men are more than twice as likely to avoid medical treatments and exams as women, with many men lacking a primary care physician. Indeed, a recent study by researchers at the Cleveland Clinic found:

Sixty percent of American men don’t go for an annual physical
Guys would rather […]

By |June 14th, 2017|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on The “Man Up Checkup”

Urgent Care Awareness Month

May marks Urgent Care Awareness Month, dedicated to raising awareness on the impact urgent care centers have made in their local communities.

Urgent care centers like AFC Urgent Care Vintage Park bridge the gap between costly visits to the emergency room as well as out-of-reach/overbooked primary care physicians.

AFC Urgent Care Vintage Park would like to highlight […]

By |May 18th, 2017|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Urgent Care Awareness Month

Avoid the Wait for Your Primary Care Physician

With allergy season upon us, it can be tempting to schedule a visit with your primary care physician to find some relief. Unfortunately, trying to set up a doctor’s visit can result in a logistical nightmare as you struggle to schedule a timely appointment that fits in your busy schedule. You can avoid the hassle […]

By |May 16th, 2017|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Avoid the Wait for Your Primary Care Physician