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November is American Diabetes Month

Diabetes is one of the leading causes of death and disability in the United States. One out of every 11 Americans has diabetes, and 86 million more are pre-diabetic. The American Diabetes Association estimates that the United States spends about $245 million every year on health care for people with diabetes, and recent projections have …

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Common Myths About Flu Shots

The crisp air, the crunchy leaves, and the sniffles in our offices and classrooms give it away; it’s officially the beginning of fall. While the season may be beautiful, the flu that always seems to come with it is certainly not. To protect yourself this flu season, you need to know exactly how the flu …

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5 Reasons to Pick Urgent Care over ER

Everyone’s heard it before. “We were stuck in the ER for hours.” It makes sense; your primary care physician might be booked till next Tuesday, but sudden illnesses and injuries can’t wait that long. So you shuttle your sick or injured loved one to an emergency room and wait. And wait. And … well, you …

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Avoid Stomach Troubles While Overseas

Strolling the streets of Paris or taking in the scenery in the Greek islands are great ways to spend a summer vacation abroad. But with all the memories you’ll be making, don’t make the mistake of getting sick. Going abroad comes with its own set of health dangers, and the Centers for Disease Control and …

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Questions For Your Urgent Care Doctor

Who’s got a question? You should! When it comes to urgent care, patients often expect to be the ones answering questions, but it’s important for patients to ask questions, too. This helps your doctor develop an accurate diagnosis and helps you take an active role in your health. At AFC Urgent Care, we know it’s …

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A healthy mom is a happy mom!

As Mother’s Day approaches, most of us are planning visits and meals or hunting for a last-minute gift to celebrate Mom. Whether you’re a mom, a dad, or just a grateful child, Mother’s Day is a great time to think about health. After all, we want Mom to be around forever! At AFC Urgent Care, …

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Spring Cleaning for a Healthier Home

Spring has arrived, and it’s time for a little spring cleaning! A clean home is one way to embrace the season and focus on your health at the same time. Now’s the time to throw open the windows and take a step out of hibernation. It’s easy to blame spring pollen for any congestion and stuffiness …

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