Understanding Sun Poisoning: Symptoms, Risks, and Prevention

May 14, 2024

by Isaac Zefo | May 14, 2024 | Healthy Living As the sun beams down, enticing us to embrace the river and the great outdoors, it’s easy to forget the potential dangers lurking in those golden rays which are increased as they reflect off the water. Sun poisoning, though not a medical term, is a serious condition, especially for those prone to sun allergies. Understanding its symptoms, risks, and ways to prevent it is crucial for ...

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Did I Break My Nose?

April 28, 2024

by Isaac Zefo | Apr 28, 2024 | Walk In Clinic Breaking a nose might seem like an unusual injury, but it’s quite common. Nearly 50,000 people in the U.S. experience this each year. In fact, nasal fractures account for 40-50% of all facial fractures. Given how prominently the nose sticks out, it’s often the first point of contact during a fall or impact. Signs and Symptoms of a Broken Nose The nose ...

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Why Has There Been a Rise in Peanut Allergies?

April 14, 2024

by Isaac Zefo | Apr 14, 2024 | Healthy Living Dining out has always been your go-to way to unwind. When a new restaurant opens, you’re quick to grab a reservation. But a recent dinner at a favorite spot left your partner with stomach cramps, prompting her to wonder if, like her sister, she has a peanut allergy. You’re not alone in this concern—peanut allergies are becoming more common, affecting not just children but ...

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Understanding Shin Pain After Running

March 27, 2024

As the weather warms up, many of us find ourselves lacing up our running shoes and hitting the pavement with renewed enthusiasm. However, if you’ve recently experienced throbbing pain in your lower legs after a run, you might be wondering what’s going on. Could it be shin splints? Shin splints, a common issue among runners and athletes, can put a damper on your outdoor activities. Let’s delve into what shin splints are ...

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Signs Of Asthma In Children

March 13, 2024

by Isaac Zefo | Mar 13, 2024 | Family Health Walking outside and taking a deep breath of fresh spring air as you explore the Greenway can bring joy and a vibrant feeling after the cold and dreary winter months. For some, though, the very idea has them reaching for their inhaler, and yet others find indoor air to be suffocating. Having trouble breathing can be a sign of asthma and if your child feels better indoors ...

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Is Protein Good for Weight Loss?

February 26, 2024

Cleveland has some great homegrown restaurants like Catch, Spoony’s, Misfit Tacos, and Rico Deli where you can get your fill of the delicious protein you need for a healthy diet. But it’s crucial to understand protein’s impact on weight management as well as the debates that surround the topic. Let’s investigate how protein affects our appetites, energy levels, and overall weight. What is Protein? Knowing protein’s role within the body ...

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What Happens if I Get Salmonella While Pregnant?

February 9, 2024

Pregnancy can be such an exciting time, but coming down with food poisoning while you are pregnant can be cause for concern. The numerous medical guidelines for pregnant women can be exhausting to follow, however, these guidelines are in place to protect you and your growing baby as your body goes through the normal changes of pregnancy. Regular and thorough handwashing is a key protection against bacteria. Continue reading below as our AFC Urgent Care ...

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How Long Do Kidney Stones Last

January 25, 2024

The duration of kidney stones, typically lasting around a month, is influenced by factors such as size and composition. Smaller stones, under 4 mm, often pass within one to two weeks, while larger ones over 4 mm may take two to three weeks. Once in the bladder, stones usually pass within a few days, but this process can extend, especially in older individuals or men with a large prostate. Customizing treatment strategies according to these ...

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Why Are My Lungs Burning?

January 18, 2024

A painful, burning sensation in the lungs can be nerve-wracking, especially when you don’t know what’s causing it. That’s why our team at AFC Urgent Care Cleveland wants to offer some insight into what could be causing that uncomfortable burning sensation. What Causes Your Lungs to Burn? When you start to feel your lungs to burn, it can make you feel nervous and unsure about what is going on with your body ...

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Do Humidifiers Prevent The Flu?

December 28, 2023

Do Humidifiers Prevent The Flu? Whether you reside in the area or are just passing through, head over to Cleveland Towne Center for some seasonal shopping and eating and savor a meal at beloved establishments like Jenkin’s Deli. Uncover nearby landmarks such as the Cleveland Greenway or gain new insights at Red Clay State Historic Park. Exploring the local gems and customs this time of year exudes a special warmth and charm, but while ...

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