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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

Five Cleaning Tips to Help Reduce Spring Allergies

Spring cleaning is typically meant to help us shed the dust and dirt we’ve accumulated over the course of a cold winter inside. But for seasonal allergy sufferers, spring cleaning can be like medicine. How, you might ask? By getting rid of the allergens that causes seasonal allergy suffering. If your seasonal allergies are kicking […]

By |May 3rd, 2017|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Five Cleaning Tips to Help Reduce Spring Allergies

Your Month-By-Month Allergy Guide

If you suffer from seasonal allergies, you know that the months when your allergen is most active in the air can be the most awful of the year. But allergies are unique to each individual, so a seasonal allergy sufferer can actually experience the worst symptoms any time of the year. Here’s a month-by-month guide […]

By |April 18th, 2017|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Your Month-By-Month Allergy Guide

What Causes Allergy Symptoms?

Seasonal allergy sufferers know that the first dustings of pollen mean their noses and eyes are about to be assaulted with agonizing allergy symptoms. Seasonal allergies can make it seem like the body is waging a war against itself, and it’s not pretty. Sneezing, runny noses, sinus congestion and itchy, watery eyes are all manifestations […]

By |March 28th, 2017|Blog, Health News, News & Updates|Comments Off on What Causes Allergy Symptoms?

Allergy Season Begins

Spring has sprung! Flowers are blooming, temperatures are rising and birds are chirping. If you suffer from seasonal allergies, “Ah, spring,” might soon turn into “Ah-choo, spring!” Seasonal allergies, sometimes called hay fever, are allergy symptoms that happen during certain times of the year, usually when outdoor plants release their spores. Trees, grasses and weeds […]

By |March 21st, 2017|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Allergy Season Begins