How Can You Improve the Health of Your Skin?

November 1, 2019

Did you know? Your skin is the largest organ of your body. Yet it is probably one of the last organs we think about when we talk about our health. During Healthy Skin Month, our team at AFC Urgent Care of Athens wants you to know how to take better care of your skin! Why Is Your Skin Important? You might not think about it, but your skin is actually the first line of defense ...

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Why Are State Officials Urging People to Get Flu Shots?

October 15, 2019

Tennessee state health officials, as well as those at the national level, are urging everyone to get a flu vaccine this fall. But why is that? Well, it’s pretty simple. The flu shot is your best defense against the flu—a common and extremely contagious illness that can have serious complications. Read on as our team at AFC Urgent Care Athens provides some insight. Why Is It So Important to Get a Flu Shot ...

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How Long Will I Be Infectious With the Flu?

October 1, 2019

Who wants to spend their fall or winter stuck at home with the flu? No one! But the reality is, up to 20% of Americans will be diagnosed with the flu this year. Our team at AFC Urgent Care Athens wants you to be aware of the early signs of the flu, as well as how long you can expect to be sick with the flu virus. How Contagious Is the Flu? Believe it or ...

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Why Is Asthma Worse in the Fall?

September 15, 2019

Asthma symptoms are only triggered during the spring and summer season when the humidity is at its highest, right? Not necessarily. Because viruses account for 80% of asthma attacks, the fall season can actually bring about a high number of asthma symptoms among Americans. That’s why our team at AFC Urgent Care of Athens wants to share some tips on keeping asthma symptoms at bay this fall. Can You Exercise If You Have Asthma ...

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How Long Does a Cold Last?

September 15, 2019

The weather is changing and it can only mean one thing—the runny nose and cough is about to begin. However, how do you know if it is a common cold that you are experiencing? Our team at AFC Urgent Care of Athens wants you to know how you can best protect yourself from a common cold, as well as when it is OK to exercise with a common cold and when you should rest ...

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