Flu Shot and Flu Season Challenges of Fall 2020

September 16, 2020

" Flu season is right around the corner as summer becomes fall and the “new normal” is slowly starting to settle in. The COVID-19 pandemic, seasonal flu risks, and the growing demand for medical care this year will make it more difficult to get a flu shot. If you need to get your flu shot right away, then make sure you contact AFC Urgent Care Edgewater. We’ll provide you with updates on when, and how ...

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COVID-19 and the Summer Season in Maryland

June 25, 2020

" The novel coronavirus has caused a major disruption of daily life in the last three months. As COVID-19 cases now peak at 2 million across the U.S, many local governments continue to slowly reopen businesses, restaurants, and recreational facilities.  In Maryland, the government is now allowing businesses to operate at limited customer capacity with coronavirus infections starting to slow down. Even though the state is re-opening, it is important for patients to remain vigilant ...

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Did COVID-19 Make You Defer Your Healthcare Needs?

June 20, 2020

" COVID-19 has challenged many of our patients’ way of life. From mandatory stay-at-home orders, to the shutdown of local businesses, coronavirus has interrupted the lives of most individuals and families. The coronavirus also created major gaps and barriers to a crucial need for millions of patients: healthcare. Deferred care, or when a patient forgoes necessary medical care for any reason, has skyrocketed in the last three months. Since the start of the COVID-19 outbreak, an ...

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Telemedicine Benefits for Patients After COVID-19

May 22, 2020

" Telemedicine, or the virtual delivery of urgent care through internet-connected devices, can help patients maintain social distancing and get immediate care. During the current COVID-19 pandemic, telemedicine has been serving as a crucial gateway for healthcare access for thousands of patients across the U.S.  AFC Urgent Care Edgewater opened telemedicine access to help patients find accessible and affordable urgent care services, even while everyone is staying at home.  But as patients slowly return to ...

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What do I need for a telemedicine visit?

May 15, 2020

" As you may have noticed, AFC Urgent Care Edgewater is now providing telemedicine services to ensure that patients can continue to get care while at home. The service works by booking an appointment online through our designated portal, and then meeting with a provider virtually.  Telemedicine allows our team to evaluate a variety of acute urgent care needs including seasonal illness symptoms, skin irritations and rashes, sinus pain, congestion, headaches, gastrointestinal issues, fever, and more ...

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Social Distancing Practices for COVID-19

April 16, 2020

" The COVID-19 Pandemic is a global healthcare crisis that requires effort from everyone to help overcome it. The state of Maryland is currently challenged with 10,000 plus cases even with many patients self-quarantining at home and stay-at-home orders from Governor Hogan.  Social distancing, or the practice of maintaining quarantine and staying away from others, is the most effective way to slow down the spread of COVID-19. Staying at home for prolonged periods has its ...

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How Telemedicine Provides Effective Care for Patients

April 16, 2020

" The COVID-19 pandemic is spreading at a troubling rate, which has caused most families to self-quarantine and make significant sacrifices at home. In fact, the state of Maryland estimates that over 10,000  cases of COVID-19 are present in the state.  Patients need to continue to self-quarantine and remain at home as much as possible, especially with the significant rise in cases. However, this can make it more difficult for patients to get traditional medical ...

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Unique Nutritional Needs for Women

March 16, 2020

" March is National Nutrition Month and a reminder to focus on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound dietary habits.  But for women, those habits can be difficult to maintain.  Balancing the demands of work, family and school are just a few of the obstacles women face daily in the struggle to maintain a healthy diet.  But the right food choices can not only support your mood, boost your energy, and help ...

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What Are the Most Common Reasons Patients Use Urgent Care?

March 3, 2020

" It’s no secret that urgent care centers are growing in popularity. It seems that every town and city has begun seeing them pop up one after another, but why is that? Urgent care centers are changing the way that the world of medicine works, let’s find out how!  Why Are Urgent Care Centers So Popular?  Did you know that urgent care centers are one of the fastest growing branches of the medical industry ...

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What is Causing My Cough?

March 2, 2020

" Having a cough is something that we’ve all experienced a time or two, but it’s never a fun experience. Coughing is often connected to other medical issues and may even come along with other unpleasant symptoms. If you’ve been using cough drops and over the counter medicine with no improvement of your symptoms, it’s time to figure out what the real cause is!  Acute Causes Acute causes of cough refer to ...

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