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Why Does the Flu Cause Aches and Pains?

Though cough, sore throat, runny nose, and fatigue are all common symptoms, one of the clearest signs of the flu are sore joints and muscles. When are aches and pains simply a result of the healing process and when should you be concerned?

Use this guide for the cause and cure of body pain resulting from […]

By |December 22nd, 2014|Blog|0 Comments

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 27th, 2017|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on How to Prepare for Inclement Weather

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

Visiting America’s Family Care (AFC) 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 mustache. It’s no coincidence that men are suddenly sporting an upper lip with zip this November. […]

By |November 15th, 2017|Blog, Health News, News & Updates|Comments Off on Grow a ‘Mo and Save a Bro This “Movember”

Winter Is Coming…And So Is Flu Season

 

The colder months are nearly here, which means it’s time to prepare yourself to fight against the flu. Catching the flu is quite a taxing ordeal, almost always resulting in having to call out sick from work. The Bureau of Labor Statistics has done studies that show there is a notable spike in illness-related work absences each […]

By |October 26th, 2017|Blog, Health News|Comments Off on Winter Is Coming…And So Is Flu Season

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 18th, 2017|News & Updates|Comments Off on Why Does My Child Need a Sports Physical?

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 7th, 2017|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Preventing Heat Injuries for the Elderly

Grilling Good Times with Safety on the Menu

After being cooped up in the house all winter, it’s only natural to want to get outside with family and friends and enjoy some outdoor recreation. That usually means a tasty meal cooked on an outdoor grill with plenty of cool drinks to wash it all down. As carefree as it might sound, it’s not […]

By |July 31st, 2017|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Grilling Good Times with Safety on the Menu

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 |July 25th, 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 20th, 2017|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on What Sends People to Urgent Care in the Summer?

The Best (And Healthiest!) Summer Activities for You and Your Kids

Summertime – the kids are home with loads of free time! They may feel inclined to relax on the couch until school starts up again in the fall, but don’t let them miss out on the lively energy of those summer months. AFC Urgent Care encourages parents and kids to take advantage of the beautiful weather […]

By |July 10th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Best (And Healthiest!) Summer Activities for You and Your Kids

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 […]

By |June 16th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on The “Man Up Checkup”…