Fearful of the Flu? Use These Wellness Tips!

October 31, 2016

" Happy Halloween! Did you know Halloween falls near the beginning of flu season? Here’s a Halloween statistic for you: On average, more than 200,000 people are hospitalized due to complications of the flu virus every year. That is a spooky number, so to keep you healthy this season, we’ve rounded up some of the Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) tips for staying healthy through flu season. Get the flu shot. The ...

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Take a Shot and Get Your Flu Vaccination Today!

October 24, 2016

" Influenza, or more commonly known as “the flu” is a very serious disease that if left untreated can lead to hospitalization or even in severe cases: death. The flu virus is able to adapt, making the flu season different every year. The typical “flu season” begins during the month of October and can last as long as May in some instances. During these months, the flu viruses are spreading at higher rates in the U ...

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If You Think You're Sick with the Flu, Don't Self-Diagnose, Head to AFC Urgent Care!

October 24, 2016

" Flu season is just beginning, which means more and more people will find themselves sick with the flu in the coming months. If you have flu-like symptoms, it’s always a good idea to seek the help of a medical professional. But instead of seeking medical attention, many people try to self-diagnose, which can be a dangerous thing to do. If you take the wrong medicine or simply try to wait it out, you could ...

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The Importance of Washing Your Hands

October 17, 2016

" How to Properly Wash Your Hands Washing your hands may seem like a menial task, but it can make a huge difference in your overall health. And it’s important to properly wash your hands to reap the full benefits. Unfortunately, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), around 95 percent of people using public restrooms cut corners when it comes to hygiene — the study found that the average hand-washing time was ...

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Why It Is So Important That Breast Cancer Patients Get Their Flu Shot This Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October 13, 2016

" October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and now is a great time to become informed about how you can help in the fight against breast cancer. One thing people don’t often think about is the dangerous complications that can arise in patients with compromised immune systems, just from being exposed to illnesses that are normally quite easy to recover from. Flu season can be a dangerous time for cancer patients, which is why it ...

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It's Not Too Late To Get Your Flu Shot!

October 9, 2016

" By December, many people feel like it’s too late to get their flu shot. Flu season has started, and if they didn’t get their flu shot in the fall, they’re certainly not going to find time for it during the busy holiday season. But the truth is, as long as people are still getting sick with the flu, people should still be getting the flu shot. If you haven’t gotten your ...

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