Christmas time is a time filled with joy and gifts, but for many unlikely individuals each year, it’s filled with trips to the ER as well. Christmas decorations result in roughly 15,000 ER visits from December to January. With the significant increase in patient volume, doctors have noticed a pattern of some of the most […]
Keep Your Friends and Family Healthy This Holiday Season
This Thanksgiving, pass the turkey, not the flu! Illnesses, such as the flu, can be transferred through sneezing, coughing or surface contamination. According to the CDC, germs can live approximately two hours on surfaces such as doorknobs or kitchen counters. With a few preventative steps, your friends […]
Injuries can happen in a variety of instances. Whether you trip and fall walking down the street, slip while playing sports, or get hit by a large object, sprains and broken bones happen. It is important to know the signs on whether or not you have a broken bone or a sprain. Sprains are not […]
Every year on October 31st, children gather in the streets to trick-or-treat. Along with costumes and parties, candy plays a massive role in this holiday. So how do you approach eating Halloween candy, and how do you decide how much is too much? Many factors should go into this decision based on you and your […]
Kids spend more time at school during the year than anywhere else, and while every parent knows the back to school season is filled with shopping excursions, new school supplies and other preparations, there is one other important thing many people forget. It’s time to make your children’s health part of your back to school […]
We don’t know about you, but sometimes it seems like unhealthy temptations lurk around every corner! Whether it’s a whipped cream smothered coffee drink or a savory fried dinner option, making healthy lifestyle choices can be a challenge! At the same time, we are also bombarded by new health and lifestyle fads at every turn. […]
Labor Day, a celebration of the spirit and dignity of the American worker, has been a regular fixture in the United States since the late 19th century. It became a national holiday under President Grover Cleveland and focuses on the American worker and the progress toward making work safe and rewarding for all. One of […]
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 […]
Routine exams help to keep your child is healthy and safe during the school day as well as outside during school sports. If parents don’t complete either exam, your child can’t enroll in school or participate in a sport they are passionate about.
Most schools, both private and public require students to have an annual physical […]
Throughout the year, families will likely travel for a few vacations to get some much needed sun, rest, and relaxation. But before you plan any major family vacation you’ll want to make sure that your entire family gets any updated travel vaccines before their trip.
If you’re traveling internationally or domestically, it is important to get […]