Here’s What Happens During a Physical for Sports Exam

May 2, 2023

Here’s What Happens During a Physical for Sports Exam

Physical for sports exams, also known as pre-participation physical examinations (PPEs), help determine whether a person is physically fit to participate in organized sports activities. This physical exam aims to identify any possible medical conditions that could put the athlete at risk for severe injury or illness during practice or competition. Sports physicals are typically done annually, though some states may require more frequent exams based on age and the type of sport being played ...

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Is My Lower Back and Leg Pain from COVID? AFC Answers

April 16, 2023

While it is possible to develop lower back and leg pain from COVID, there are also several other causes. As experts in urgent healthcare services, AFC in Fairfield indicates why you might be experiencing back pain after COVID and explains some other reasons you might have lower back pain.    Lower Back and Leg Pain from COVID Lower back pain is a possible symptom of COVID-19. This doesn’t come as much of a surprise, given ...

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What Is Mono and What Are the Symptoms?

April 10, 2023

What Is Mono and What Are the Symptoms? So, what is mono, and what are the symptoms? American Family Care in Fairfield has answers, and treatment, for you.  Mononucleosis (mono) is an infectious viral disease most commonly caused by the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), but other viruses can also cause it. Also sometimes known as the “kissing disease,” mono is spread through saliva and can even be passed from person to person from sharing cutlery and ...

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Telehealth Urgent Care | Technology in the Healthcare Industry

April 3, 2023

Telehealth Urgent Care | Technology in the Healthcare Industry

The healthcare industry has evolved to include telehealth urgent care, an innovative technology that has made it easier for people worldwide to access healthcare virtually.  This medical service offers faster urgent care visits through virtual appointments, providing services from physical exams to diagnostics, which allows healthcare providers to connect with patients remotely, providing care, support, and information from a distance. This can be particularly beneficial for patients with mobility or transportation issues, with busy schedules ...

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Do Urgent Care Providers Offer On-Site Lab Services?

March 1, 2023

Urgent care providers offer convenient, time-saving alternatives to visiting an emergency room for minor, non-life-threatening medical conditions. These healthcare centers typically have shorter wait times and offer services like X-rays, urgent treatment of colds and flu, sprains, strains, and fractures, on-site lab tests, and physicals. Urgent care centers provide efficient diagnoses of various health problems, ranging from minor to severe. Some are also equipped with on-site lab testing capabilities so that patients can get results ...

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All Blocked Up? Here Are a Few Sinus Infection Cures

February 27, 2023

A sinus infection, or sinusitis, is a frustrating ailment that causes a runny nose, congestion, swollen and/or itching eyes, a sore throat, headaches, and other symptoms. While there isn’t necessarily a quick sinus infection cure, there are certainly ways that you can ease your discomfort and speed up your recovery.  If you’re suffering from sinusitis, know that you aren’t alone; approximately 90% of patients with colds have an element of viral ...

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The Many Benefits of Visiting an Urgent Care Provider

February 22, 2023

Local urgent care centers in Fairfield, or family walk-in clinics, offer patients convenient and affordable urgent healthcare services. When you visit a family walk-in clinic, you can expect quick, quality care at a fraction of the cost of your local emergency room.  Emergency rooms tend to be very busy and crowded and are associated with longer waiting times and higher fees. By going to a walk-in doctor’s office for a non-life-threatening illness or injury ...

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How Can I Treat Common Childhood Illnesses My Children Could Get?

April 14, 2022

Children’s immune systems are still maturing, so they’re more susceptible to certain diseases, or severe cases of those diseases. Indeed, millions of children will experience at least one seasonal illness every year. Knowing what to do if your child catches one of these illnesses could make a difference in their recovery. Below, we’ve got some tips for how you can treat common childhood illnesses your children could get. 1.Earache Earaches in ...

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STD Testing FAQs for New Patients

April 14, 2022

Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are common around the world and have an overall negative impact on a person’s health. Luckily, most STDs are easily treatable, and getting tested is the best way to get help and prevent the spread. If you’ve never had an STD test before, you probably have a few questions about what to expect. Don’t worry - we have all the information you need right here. Keep reading for STD ...

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Are Gyms Safe Even with COVID-19 as a Public Health Risk?

January 21, 2021

A year has passed since public places earned titles of being high-risk because they contribute to the spread of COVID-19. Most governments still don’t allow restaurants, schools, fitness centers, and other locations to resume normal operations. However, most institutions have adapted to the change. Schools are offering classes online, while restaurants provide delivery with curbside pickup. But does one manage their gym routine? So far, we know that keeping a six-foot distance, wearing masks ...

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