How Can I Make Healthier Choices During the Holidays?

November 15, 2023

We all love the holiday season, but sometimes it doesn’t love us. We spend so much time celebrating holiday traditions, seeing friends and family and enjoying reconnecting with loved ones, which is great! But that also can lead to an increase in food and drink consumption and less movement throughout the next few months. All of that can combine to make you feel sluggish or rundown, which can impact your physical health and also ...

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Why Is RSV So Dangerous For Kids?

November 3, 2023

Infants and newborns are so precious with their tiny little feet and itty bitty hands. While you spend all that time cuddling and kissing your new addition to your family, it is important to remember that certain illnesses disproportionately affect infants just because of their small size. RSV, or respiratory syncytial virus, happens to be one of those illnesses. It is a respiratory infection that can make your little one really sick. Read on as ...

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Can Children Get the Flu Shot?

October 24, 2023

Being a parent always comes with struggles and challenges throughout the year, but it can be especially difficult during cold and flu season! The flu can hit your household at any time and can leave your entire family feeling really sick for a few days. Getting your flu shot early in the season can help protect everyone under your roof from the flu. Your children can even get theirs as well right here at our ...

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Is It COVID-19 or the Flu?

October 1, 2023

It seems like the summer season went by so fast! School is well underway and now it is time to turn our attention to the holiday season and unfortunately, cold and flu season. This time of year is great for many reasons, but the increase in seasonal illnesses is not one of them. Nowadays, we have to be on the lookout for colds, influenza, strep throat and even COVID-19. If you wake up with a ...

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How Do You Treat COVID-19 These Days?

September 15, 2023

Thinking about the pandemic can elicit all kinds of feelings and bring up old memories that we may not want to relive. It was a trying time that brought a lot of strife, grief and anxiety to our community. We are thankful that COVID-19 is no longer considered a pandemic illness, but that doesn’t mean that it isn’t still out there circulating and mutating into different variants. You can still get sick from ...

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When Should a Fever Go Away?

September 1, 2023

We can see it now—you are finally in the groove of work, school, sports and activities once more and you feel like you have it all together. The kids are gone, and you are settling down to work for the day when the school calls. Your youngest has a fever. This time of year is one of the most common times for your kids to get sick as everyone comes together again under one ...

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Does AFC Urgent Care Dalton Have a Lab on Site?

August 15, 2023

We are now open and so glad to be able to help our community overcome injuries and illnesses every day! In addition to our highly knowledgeable providers and our ability to diagnose conditions during physical exams, we have a variety of diagnostic tools at our disposal to help us along the way. One of those tools is a new state-of-the-art lab that we have directly on site. Our AFC Urgent Care Dalton team explains more ...

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What Does Smoking Do to the Body?

August 1, 2023

Giving up any habit is hard, but it is especially hard if it is an addictive habit like smoking. Smoking greatly increases your risk of serious diseases and long-term health complications. You are exposing your body to thousands of chemicals with each inhale you take. Quitting smoking will directly impact your life in a positive way, and it will actually impact your loved ones’ lives as well. Our AFC Urgent Care Dalton team explains more ...

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Will AFC Dalton Be Able to Test for and Treat STDs?

July 15, 2023

We are so looking forward to caring for you all in just a few short weeks. In addition to being here to diagnose and treat injuries and common illnesses like the flu or strep throat, we will also be able to test for a variety of STDs. Your sexual health is part of your overall health, and we are proud to be able to serve our community in this way. Not only is STD testing ...

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Is Being Bitten By a Tick Dangerous?

July 2, 2023

We are grateful for the many different benefits of the summer season, but not for the increase in bugs and insects. Any time you spend time outside running around in the grass or in the woods on a hike, it is important that you check yourself for ticks afterward. Ticks are at their peak from spring to early fall, so recognizing them and removing them from your clothes should always be your first priority after ...

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