How Can I Stay Healthy This Holiday Season?

November 15, 2023

It’s a holly, jolly time around here in the Arden community! All of the fun family events and upcoming holiday traditions are enough to make any household swell with a sense of contentment and happiness at this time of year. However, lurking just out of sight are all of the different illnesses and infections that someone in your family could come down with that could derail all of your holiday plans. Our AFC Urgent ...

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What Symptoms Are Red Flags for RSV?

November 3, 2023

Respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, is a potentially dangerous respiratory infection that can cause respiratory distress and other breathing issues. Caseloads tend to rise in the fall and winter months and peak alongside the flu. While most adults will experience a very mild infection, older adults and young children can become really sick from RSV and may need to be hospitalized. Our AFC Urgent Care Arden team understands the potential severity of RSV, so we ...

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How Fast Does the Flu Shot Work?

October 18, 2023

Getting sick can happen in the blink of an eye. One minute you are tackling your large to-do list at work, and the next you are feeling feverish and your throat starts to feel scratchy. Influenza can make you feel really sick really fast. Of course, avoiding the flu is always the best case scenario, but that takes planning and preparation ahead of the flu season. Getting your flu shot early in the season at ...

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Do I Have COVID-19 or the Flu?

October 1, 2023

Getting sick can happen at any point, and it is frustrating every time that you start to get a runny nose or a sore throat starts creeping in. Knowing what you are sick with is always helpful because you can be treated faster as a result. Unfortunately, many different illnesses share similar symptoms so it can be hard to know what you are suffering from on your own. That’s where AFC Urgent Care Arden ...

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What Are the Current COVID-19 Symptoms?

September 15, 2023

You may not want to be thinking about it, but COVID-19 is starting to rear its ugly head again around the country. Different variants and hotspots are popping up and we expect to see another eventful fall and winter season with a mix of the flu, RSV and COVID-19. You are still at risk of contracting COVID-19 even if you already had it in previous years as different variants aren’t always held off by ...

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Can a Fever Last Longer Than a Day?

September 1, 2023

Now that our kids are back in school and we have the home, work, school and activities routine down for another year, we all cross our fingers and hope to avoid the slew of illnesses circulating about. Unfortunately, chances are that at least one of your kids will get sick in the next few months. That’s just the nature of having little kids in the school system! While there are many different illnesses that ...

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What Can AFC Urgent Care Arden’s Lab Diagnose?

August 16, 2023

Common illnesses like colds or predictable conditions like seasonal allergies can sometimes be easy to diagnose on your own, but there are many different kinds of illnesses and conditions that are trickier to pinpoint at home. That’s where we come in! Our team is highly knowledgeable and can help diagnose you faster. In addition to a physical exam, we have a variety of diagnostic tools at our disposal to help us along the way ...

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How Can I Stop Smoking?

August 3, 2023

Stopping an addictive habit is one of the hardest things you can set out to do. It takes so much willpower and dedication to change your life if you have been struggling with this habit for years or the majority of your life. Smoking is one of those habits that has no health benefits to you and will only cause you struggles later in life with health complications and physical changes to your body. Our ...

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How Often Do I Need to Come in for an STD Test?

July 14, 2023

Taking care of your body should always be your top priority. Eating right, getting good sleep and exercising regularly may all be at the top of your lists, but getting tested for STDs should actually be on there, too. If you are sexually active, STDs are always a risk no matter your situation. While you should certainly get tested if you are experiencing symptoms, you also should be tested regularly even if you aren’t ...

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Do I Need to Worry About Lyme Disease?

July 6, 2023

We are in the heart of the summer season here in the Arden area, and we are glad for it! However, with the increased time spent outside running around in the grass and exploring our community, you need to be on the lookout for ticks. Ticks are everywhere right now, so recognizing them and removing them from your clothes and body quickly can help reduce your risk of contracting Lyme disease this season. Read on ...

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