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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Can I Use a Humidifier to Prevent the Flu?

December 16, 2023

The Connection Between Humidifiers and the Flu With winter arriving on Chapman Highway in Knoxville, TN, the community embraces local places like CommonPlace Coffee + Community and the 1783 Eatery to enjoy our community’s historically favorite dishes. Amidst the seasonal buzz, explore the unique boutiques and cafes, or take an adventure to Zoo Knoxville or Market Square. No matter where you are in Knoxville this holiday season, it’s important to know how to prevent ...

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How Can You Be Healthier Over the Holidays?

November 15, 2023

With all of our favorite holidays right around the corner, it can be so easy to fill your days with shopping, events and making plans to meet up with friends and family to celebrate the season. While you are busy enjoying all that these months have to offer, you also have to be aware that different illnesses are always just lurking out of sight. A single infection could sweep through your household and cause everyone ...

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Do I Have an Upper Respiratory Infection?

November 4, 2023

Getting sick during the fall and winter seasons is always annoying, but it is unfortunately the most common time to fall ill. With all of the increased time spent indoors and the rise in different infections, getting sick is sometimes just a part of life. One of the frustrating things about this time of year is that many circulating infections can share similar symptoms, so it can be hard to know what you are suffering ...

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Do I Need a Flu Shot This Year?

October 25, 2023

Yes, of course! We will always recommend that everyone eligible should get a flu shot as early as possible in the season. The flu, COVID-19 and other infections are on the rise already this year, and we expect another few months of high caseloads. Getting sick is always a possibility, so why not arm yourself with the antibodies you need to ward off influenza this season? Come see us at AFC Urgent Care Chapman Highway ...

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How Do I Know If It Is COVID-19 or Something Else?

October 1, 2023

So, you woke up with a scratchy throat and suspect that if you took your temperature, it would probably read a fever. There’s no doubt about it—you’re sick. There are many different illnesses that could produce these symptoms, so it can be hard to tell what you are sick with on your own. That’s where we come in! Our team can test you for COVID-19, strep throat and influenza in a ...

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