National Better Breakfast Month – Tips for Quick and Tasty Morning Meals

August 31, 2015

" September is National Better Breakfast month! Let’s talk breakfast, often cited as the most important meal of the day. Breakfast is often ignored because of time constraints in the morning. We get it; you’re busy, you’re rushing, there’s a million things to get done. Failing to eat breakfast can really take a toll on your day, though. How do you expect to get any of those millions of things done without ...

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Three Reasons Men Don't Go to the Doctor

August 19, 2015

" What is it about guys and going to the doctor? A study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revealed that men are 80 percent less likely than women to regularly visit a medical professional. AFC Urgent Care would like to take a minute to address why men don’t go to the doctor, and why they really should. They don’t think anything is wrong. No nagging pains, no skyrocketing fever and ...

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Swimmer's Ear

August 19, 2015

" Swimmer’s ear is an infection in the outer ear canal, which runs from your eardrum to the outside of your head. It’s often brought on by water that remains in your ear after swimming, creating a moist environment that aids bacterial growth. Putting fingers, cotton swabs or other objects in your ears also can lead to swimmer’s ear by damaging the thin layer of skin lining your ear canal. Swimmer’s ear ...

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Skin Cancer Awareness

August 19, 2015

" Last week, we told you about a young woman who shared her graphic battle with skin cancer with the world. We brought you up to speed on the dangerous realities of tanning beds and the harm they can cause your skin. This week, we’re taking a look at some of the best ways to prevent skin cancer as part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and ...

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Skin Cancer – Tanning Dangers

August 19, 2015

" A story making the news rounds caught our eye recently. A long-time tanning bed devotee posted a graphic selfie featuring her face with some pretty severe looking damage, which she said was a direct result of her time spent in tanning beds during her teen years. After being diagnosed with two types of skin cancer, the 20-something’s candid shot of her treatment has put a, well, face, on the disease and given others something ...

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Questions for your urgent care doctor

August 19, 2015

" Who’s got a question? You should! When it comes to urgent care, patients often expect to be the ones answering questions, but it’s important for patients to ask questions, too. This helps your doctor develop an accurate diagnosis and helps you take an active role in your health. At AFC Urgent Care , we know it’s easy to clam up or feel embarrassed in front of a doctor, but caring about your health ...

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National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

August 19, 2015

" Regular physical activity is good for everyone’s health, and people 1 year or older and body types can be physically active. National Physical Fitness and Sports Month is a great time to spread the word about the benefits of getting active. Here are just a few benefits of physical activity: Children and adolescents – Physical activity can improve muscular fitness and bone and heart health. Adults – Physical activity can lower risk for heart disease, type ...

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National Immunization Awareness Month

August 19, 2015

" Now that August has arrived, that can only mean one thing it’s time for the kids to start heading back to school! But did you know that August is also National Immunization Awareness Month? Getting immunized against infectious diseases is important for your health, as well as the health of those around you. And with the start of the new school year just around the corner, it is especially important for your child’s ...

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Dance Your Way to a Healthier You

August 19, 2015

" Whether it’s a few steps around your living room or a line dance with friends, dancing can have immediate health benefits, as well as long-term effects for life. Dancing is a popular, doctor-recommended activity that offers cardiovascular exercise, social interaction and other health benefits to keep you moving! Although the benefits vary based on the type of dance routine you choose, dancing is still a great way to keep your body healthy. Immediate Benefits ...

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Children And Broken Bones

August 19, 2015

" How can I tell if my child has broken a bone? Although the term fracture may sound serious, it is just another name for a broken bone. As you probably remember from your own childhood, fractures are very common. In fact, they are the fourth most common injury among children under age six. Falls cause most of the fractures in this age group, but the most serious bone breaks usually result from car crashes. A ...

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