Why is Protein Essential?

May 14, 2024

by Olivia Miller | May 14, 2024 | Healthy Living   As far as you are concerned, steak is where it’s at. Unfortunately, your partner leans more vegetarian which creates an interesting dynamic when trying to balance preferences when searching for a place to eat. In the ever-evolving landscape of nutrition, protein often takes center stage as an indispensable macronutrient. From building and repairing tissues to regulating hormones and supporting immune function, protein plays a multitude of ...

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How Do I Know if it’s a Cold or Allergies?

April 29, 2024

by Olivia Miller | Apr 29, 2024 | Healthy Living It’s that time of the year when the birds are chirping, the sun is shining, and unfortunately, sniffles and sneezes are making a comeback. So, what’s the deal? Did you catch a nasty bug, or is it just those pesky allergies acting up again? You have things to do and zipline adventures to have–and being sick is not on the list! You might have ...

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How Do I Know If I Need an X-Ray?

April 13, 2024

by Olivia Miller | Apr 14, 2024 | Emergency Clinic While playing at a favorite local park with your child, you decided to relive your youth. As the swing hung in midair for just a split second, you decided to dismount by jumping off. As soon as you landed, the excruciating pain in your foot made it clear that you had made a serious mistake. You knew immediately that your next stop was the emergency room for ...

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Are Ticks Dangerous?

March 29, 2024

by Olivia Miller | Mar 30, 2024 | Family Health Spring brings blooming flowers, chirping birds, and outdoor adventures. However, it also marks the return of ticks, a small but significant concern. You might think of ticks as just another nuisance insect, but they’re actually arachnids, closely related to spiders. With their eight legs and stealthy approach, they’re quite different from your typical garden critters. Should I Be Worried About Ticks? While kids romping around ...

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Is The Measles Vaccine Important?

March 12, 2024

by Olivia Miller | Mar 13, 2024 | Health Care The measles vaccine is incredibly effective, offering up to 97% protection following the second dose. But doctors and health experts are starting to sweat a bit because they’re seeing fewer kids rolling up their sleeves for vaccines lately. More and more parents are deciding to skip or delay vaccinating their school-aged kids. And let’s not forget the curveball that COVID-19 threw our way – it made ...

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Can You Get a Syphilis Sore on Your Hand?

February 26, 2024

According to data pulled from 2024 statistics on sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), provided by the Centers for Disease Control, Knoxville ranked 31st of 100 U.S. cities with the highest rates of disease. Across the South, the rates are skyrocketing. In the 1950s rates of syphilis were high, but by 2000 – 2001, they had dropped to historic lows. Since then, however, rates have been increasing. Today’s rates of infection coupled with a gap in ...

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How Long Does Bronchitis Last?

February 9, 2024

Bronchitis, often referred to as a chest cold, is an inflammation of the lining of the bronchial tubes which take air to and from the lungs. It is a common respiratory illness, yet some are surprised to find out that it comes in two forms: acute and chronic. Below, you will find some basic information provided by our Chapman Highway AFC Urgent Care team to help you navigate the two forms of bronchitis. What Causes ...

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How Long Do Kidney Stones Last?

January 30, 2024

Kidney stones, affecting nearly one in 10 Americans annually, pose a common and often painful health challenge. It’s essential to equip oneself with knowledge about kidney stones, including their formation, symptoms, and potential treatment options. What Are Kidney Stones? Renal calculi, commonly known as kidney stones, are solid formations originating in the kidneys. These crystals develop when certain waste products struggle to dissolve adequately in urine, resulting in an imbalance that triggers crystal formation ...

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How Can I Ease My Child’s Ear Infection Pain?

January 23, 2024

The south Knoxville area is thriving with young families as Knoxville continues to be one of Tennessee’s fastest-growing cities. Couples are establishing roots, contributing to the community, and expanding their families. However, with the joys of parenthood often come the inevitable challenges, such as ear infections in young children. If your child is facing ear pain and discomfort, consider trying simple home remedies for relief and visit AFC Urgent Care for a thorough evaluation ...

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Does Cold Weather Dry Out Your Skin?

December 29, 2023

Why Is My Skin So Dry When It’s Cold Outside? As winter settles across Knoxville, a chill in the air adds a touch of coziness to the season. It’s the perfect time to enjoy ice skating at Cool Sports Knoxville, a hot cup of coffee from surf-inspired roastery Mahalo Coffee Roasters, or take in the scenery of the nearby Great Smoky Mountains National Park. However, the winter air also brings an unpleasant dryness ...

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