Potential Long-Term Effects from COVID

June 29, 2022

There is a lot of speculation going around about the potential long-term effects of COVID. Is it a plague? How will it affect our economy? What should we do to prepare? Scientists are still working to determine what the future holds, however, there are some things we can do to help minimize the risks. In this blog post, we'll take a look at what we know about COVID and its potential long-term effects so ...

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Illnesses More Common in Women

June 29, 2022

Millions of women currently live with or will have a major illness in their lifetime. While there are many illnesses that are more common in women, these diseases can affect anyone, regardless of gender. It's important to be aware of the most common illnesses affecting women so that you can get the appropriate treatment if needed. AFC Urgent Care Bedford offers both primary care and routine physicals to all patients. Our board-certified providers know ...

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What are the 4 Categories of Asthma?

May 18, 2022

There are four categories when it comes to asthma, and they are based on their severity. Asthma causes inflammation in the airway, which can make it difficult to breathe. Asthma attacks can be very severe and even life-threatening in some cases. It’s important to always have an inhaler with you to be prepared for an attack. If you think you may have asthma or notice your symptoms getting worse, visit AFC Urgent Care Bedford ...

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Do Tick Bites Itch While Healing?

May 18, 2022

Tick bites are the worst, there's no doubt about that. Not only is it disturbing to get the tick removed from your skin, but you need to also be aware of any symptoms of Lyme disease. Some people may experience itching at the site of the bite, so is this a sign of Lyme? The providers at AFC Urgent Care Bedford can remove ticks and remove a tick head embedded into your skin. Our ...

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How Can I Reduce Stress?

April 25, 2022

When life happens, stress happens. There is no magic cure that can take the stress out of someone's life, but there are ways you can learn to handle it in a healthy way. Reducing stress can help with any physical or mental symptoms you're having from too much stress. AFC Urgent Care Bedford has the tools you need to live a healthier lifestyle. We want the best for our community, so visit our ...

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Effects of Drinking Too Much

April 25, 2022

Excessive drinking is a common occurrence for many Americans. It leads to over 140,000 deaths each year and can shorten someone’s life by 26 years. It’s critical to understand the short and long-term effects of excessive drinking and how to slow your drinking. AFC Urgent Care Bedford has the resources you need to live a healthier lifestyle. Our providers can give you the tools you need to turn your bad habits around ...

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Tips to Sleep Better at Night

March 22, 2022

Sleep is integral to overall health, and it is part of the balance that the body and mind require to function properly. While its obvious rest is necessary and can't be avoided, it may not be as obvious how important it is. Since sleep affects mood, weight, energy, and focus, it is essential to strive to make it a top priority. AFC Urgent Care Bedford has your health at the top of our priorities ...

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Do I Have Pink Eye?

March 22, 2022

Pink eye, also known as conjunctivitis, is a scary condition. It comes on suddenly and affects the eyes, which are extremely sensitive. Pink eye is unsightly as it affects the lid covering the eye, making it appear pink or red. Pink eye is very common, and many people will encounter it at some point in their life. It is important to identify the symptoms and causes of pink and how it is best treated. The ...

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Injury First Aid

February 24, 2022

How would you help a child who just fell off a bike? How do you treat accidents? Injuries, especially household injuries, are quite common and difficult to prevent; there is a need to own a remedy or solution tool that can provide immediate relief. First aid is a compilation of tools, materials, and medications that can help treat minor household injuries. Some materials and medications in first aid include pain relievers, elastic bandages, gauze, and ...

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Pediatric Urgent Care Services

February 24, 2022

As parents, there are times your kids get sick at off-hours when their official pediatrician is unavailable. Do you wait till the following day or rush your kid into the Emergency Room? A new medical concept, the pediatric urgent care service, has been developed to allow parents to access medical facilities for their kids during work-free hours. Pediatric urgent care services work during evenings and weekends, allowing parents to come in at any time of ...

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