Can Humidifiers Help You From Getting the Flu?

December 26, 2023

Can Humidifiers Help You From Getting the Flu? During this time of year, Ballantyne sees an influx of travelers, whether they’re visiting family or exploring the nearby Grayson Highlands State Park. The season is bustling with people wrapping up their holiday shopping at places like Ballantyne Village or recharging with a boost of energy at local favorites such as Brakeman’s Coffee & Supply. Regardless of the busyness this season entails, it’s crucial to ...

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Why Do I Feel Sad During the Winter?

December 15, 2023

A Guide to Boosting Vitamin D and Managing Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) The holidays bring a lot of travellers through Ballantyne this time of year, whether to visit family or to venture out to the nearby Grayson Highlands State Park. It’s a busy time for everyone finishing up holiday shopping at shops like Ballantyne Village or grabbing an extra dose of energy at local favorites like Brakeman’s Coffee & Supply. No matter what this ...

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Can I Stay Healthy Throughout the Holiday Season?

November 15, 2023

This is the question we all want the answer to! Staying healthy at this time of year is crucial so you don’t have to miss out on the fun family events, holiday traditions and quality time spent with your loved ones. However, with all of the different infections and illnesses circulating around, it can sometimes be hard to do. We want you to stay as healthy as possible this year, so taking care of ...

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Does My Baby Have the Flu or RSV?

November 3, 2023

Respiratory infections are really common at this time of year. Since everyone is spending much more time indoors during the colder months, infections can easily pass from person to person and that can increase caseloads from November to April. There are many different kinds of infections that your baby could contract at any point, including the flu and RSV. Knowing what he or she is sick with can help you manage any symptoms more confidently ...

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Will the Flu Last Longer if I Don’t Get a Flu Shot?

October 24, 2023

It’s that time of year again where we start encouraging our community to get vaccinated against the flu! Influenza has the potential to make you really sick, and high caseloads can have a huge impact on our community. Avoiding illness altogether is always the best case scenario, and that starts with getting your annual flu shot early in the flu season. You can come to AFC Urgent Care Ballantyne any day of the week ...

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Does a Sore Throat Mean COVID-19?

October 1, 2023

There are so many ways that you can get sick these days that it can be really hard to tell what illness you have on your own. Colds, the flu and even COVID-19 can all cause similar symptoms, so getting a proper diagnosis is always recommended. We have a variety of rapid tests at our disposal that we can run to help determine what you have. Our AFC Urgent Care Ballantyne team is here to ...

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Is COVID-19 Still a Threat?

September 15, 2023

We are so grateful that the height of the pandemic is currently behind us, but we can’t change the fact that COVID-19 is still in our community and will continue circulating and mutating into different strains. The different strains and outbreaks come in waves, and we have recently seen an uptick in cases in the southern states. This means we all need to be hyper-aware of our surroundings to avoid getting sick. Remember, you ...

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How Long Does a Typical Fever Last?

September 14, 2023

We can’t believe we are already in the full swing of back-to-school season in the Charlotte area, and with that, we assume you have already seen at least one illness make its way through your house. That’s just the nature of this time of year when students come back under one building once more. Most contagious illnesses are usually just minor inconveniences and cause mild symptoms, one of which is a fever. If ...

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Does AFC Urgent Care Ballantyne Do Blood Draws?

August 15, 2023

There are unfortunately many different ways that you can be sick nowadays. Viruses and bacteria can cause stubborn infections or conditions, and any sort of imbalance in your body can make you feel under the weather. While simple illnesses like the common cold or seasonal allergies can be diagnosed at home, others may take a little more investigative work. That’s where we come in! Our AFC Urgent Care Ballantyne center is equipped with a ...

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Why Should I Stop Smoking?

August 1, 2023

Habits can be really hard to break. While some habits like reaching for a bottle of water instead of a soda can be a bit more manageable, quitting a lifelong habit like smoking is a much larger and more intensive task. Even though it may seem overwhelming or impossible, you deserve to live a smoke-free life! Smoking has no health benefits to you and only increases your risk of long-term health complications. Our AFC Urgent ...

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