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Why You Should Wear Sunblock

The harmful UV rays of the sun can contribute to skin and health problems. From premature aging to skin cancer, the radiation from the sun can cause severe damage to the health of your skin. Sunblock is capable of diminishing the harmful effects of the sun when worn and provide several health benefits. Let’s look […]

By |May 15th, 2019|Blog, Health News, News & Updates|Comments Off on Why You Should Wear Sunblock

When should you choose Urgent Care over the Emergency Room?

Many patients get confused about differences between “urgent care” and medical emergencies, which can lead to unnecessary long waits and high costs for medical services.

Urgent care by its most basic definition is when a patient is experiencing a discomforting illness or painful injury that requires immediate care but does not qualify as a medical […]

By |January 14th, 2019|Blog, Health News, News & Updates|Comments Off on When should you choose Urgent Care over the Emergency Room?

How to Help Your Kids with Seasonal Allergies

Seasonal allergies affect a lot of people in the springtime. As soon as the trees begin to bloom, many people are met with sniffling noses, watery eyes and endless coughing, among other symptoms. It can be hard to deal with your own allergies, but when your kids get allergies, it’s especially tough. Here are some […]

By |April 25th, 2017|Blog, Health News, News & Updates|Comments Off on How to Help Your Kids with Seasonal Allergies

Fall Into Health With AFC Urgent Care

Summer might be fun, and spring is lovely, but the best season has got to be fall. The changing leaves, the brisk winds, and the warm fires bring everyone closer, and the leisure activities can’t be beaten. Over a third of Americans list fall as their favorite season, blowing all of the other seasons out of […]

By |September 19th, 2016|Blog, Health News|Comments Off on Fall Into Health With AFC Urgent Care

Keeping Your Child Active and Healthy During the School Year

For many kids, the summer is a three-month-long outdoor adventure, and they celebrate the warm weather and free time by riding bikes, hiking and playing sports. But as the school year begins, it can become harder for families to carve out the time to be active and stay healthy. According to the Centers for Disease […]

By |September 12th, 2016|Blog, Health News|Comments Off on Keeping Your Child Active and Healthy During the School Year

September Is Healthy Aging Month

September is Healthy Aging Month, and AFC Urgent Care is dedicated to helping our patients maintain healthy and happy lives as they age. As you age, your health care needs become more unique. Situations might arise that are scarier as a senior adult than they would have been if you were 20 years younger. At […]

By |September 7th, 2016|Blog, Health News|Comments Off on September Is Healthy Aging Month

Brain Food: Do Certain Foods Actually Help Your Child Do Better in School?

As a parent, you want your child to do well in school. The best way to ensure their success is to give them the tools and the fuel they need to do well, both in the classroom and in life. We’ve got you covered there, with our blog last week on back-to-school health kits, and […]

By |August 31st, 2016|Blog, Health News|Comments Off on Brain Food: Do Certain Foods Actually Help Your Child Do Better in School?

Make Your Own Back-to-School Health Kit!

When your child returns to school, it can often mean a renewed exposure to germs and possible injuries. AFC Urgent Care has a tried and true list of recommendations to keep your kids healthy, even when they aren’t with you. Here is our back-to-school health kit, a complete list of the portable tools and items […]

By |August 22nd, 2016|Blog, Health News|Comments Off on Make Your Own Back-to-School Health Kit!

Back to School: Are Your Kids Getting Enough Sleep?

Nighttime fireworks shows, long stays at summer camp, family vacations and the late sunsets of summertime are some of the many joys your child may have experienced during their summer vacation. But getting to take part in these fun-filled moments over the past few months may also mean your child was allowed to have some […]

By |August 16th, 2016|Blog, Health News|Comments Off on Back to School: Are Your Kids Getting Enough Sleep?

Are You Staying Hydrated in the Heat?

Dehydration tends to sneak up on you, especially during the summer. The hotter weather and higher humidity in the summer can make it hard to stay hydrated, so while your family is enjoying time outside in the summer sun, you need to keep hydration top-of-mind. This summer, AFC Urgent Care wants you to stay safe […]

By |July 6th, 2016|Blog, Health News|Comments Off on Are You Staying Hydrated in the Heat?