3 Tips for a Healthy Thanksgiving

November 4, 2022

This Thanksgiving, prioritize your family’s health and wellness. Read about some tips to stay healthy and active throughout the day, and visit AFC Urgent Care Hillsdale for comprehensive urgent care services. Take advantage of the wellness services that our walk-in clinic provides, and bring your whole family to receive a flu shot before the holidays. Continue reading for 3 tips to have a healthy Thanksgiving this year. Wash Your Hands Throughout the Day As ...

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Hepatitis B Vaccine: Who Needs One?

November 4, 2022

Hepatitis B is one type of hepatitis that causes an inflammation of the liver. Hepatitis is a potentially severe virus that can cause liver failure, cancer and cirrhosis. According to the CDC, there are approximately 21,000 new cases of hepatitis B infection a year, which are majorly diagnosed in unvaccinated adults. So, who needs a Hep-B vaccine and when is the right time to get it? Continue reading to learn more about hepatitis, and ...

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Practice Food Safety During October

October 3, 2022

October is an enjoyable time for families. You may be jumping in leaf piles, planning Halloween costumes, and watching spooky movies. With all of October’s fun-filled activities, you may find yourself spending more time in the kitchen, cooking holiday treats. This is an ideal time to become more informed about the importance of food safety. Everyone is at risk from food poisoning– whether you’re cooking at home or eating out at a restaurant ...

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Is it A Cold or the Flu? The Difference Explained

October 3, 2022

Winter is coming… which means some of us might be expecting an annual cold. Oftentimes, people attribute their symptoms to be the common cold, without truly knowing what illness they could be dealing with. It's important to learn the differences between winter illnesses so you can get the proper treatment. Influenza affects millions of individuals each year, and can sometimes lead to serious complications, like lung infection pneumonia. Influenza and colds are two contagious ...

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Preventing Childhood Obesity | AFC Urgent Care Hillsdale

September 13, 2022

Preventing Childhood Obesity September marks national childhood obesity awareness month, offering opportunities for families to address the issue of childhood obesity early. Childhood obesity has a variety of contributing factors, including eating patterns, genetics, physical activity levels, and sleep routines. Use this awareness month to begin introducing new, healthy patterns into your routine to support your family’s well-being. The path to good health can often start in the home. Read about ways you can ...

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What Causes Migraines | AFC Urgent Care Hillsdale

September 13, 2022

What Causes Migraines and How To Prevent Them We’ve all been there– late nights staring at your laptop, tossing around in bed trying to fall asleep, skipping breakfast in hopes of weight loss, and suddenly experiencing the sharp pains of headache. But is it always a headache, or could it be something more? Migraines impact over 37 million men, women and children in the United States, but the majority of people that are affected ...

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What is Monkeypox?

August 31, 2022

Monkeypox is a viral infection that is in the same family as the smallpox virus. However, scientists have found that monkeypox is not as contagious, doesn’t cause as severe symptoms, and is not nearly as fatal. Monkeypox was typically found in areas of central and western Africa, but as of 2022, it has spread worldwide. AFC Urgent Care Hillsdale is here to provide patients with information and recommendations for treating monkeypox. While it may ...

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Reasons to Get your Flu Shot Early

August 31, 2022

Most people will wait until the last minute to get their flu shot. Did you know that there are several reasons to get it earlier? Getting your flu shot as soon as it's available can help protect you from the flu virus and prevent serious health complications. Here are a few reasons to get your flu shot early this year. AFC Urgent Care Hillsdale provides flu shots every year. Protect yourself throughout the duration ...

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How Long Does it Take for Swimmer's Ear to Go Away?

July 30, 2022

Swimmer's ear is a common occurrence that causes an infection when water gets trapped in the ear canal. It can cause pain, itching, and a feeling of fullness in the ear. Mild cases of swimmer's ear can be treated with a prescription of antibiotics, but how long it takes for it to go away varies from person to person. In this blog post, we'll discuss what you can do to speed up ...

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How to Treat a Burn

July 30, 2022

Burns are often very painful injuries. It is important to know how to treat a burn properly in order to reduce the pain and healing time. Continue reading to learn about the different types of burns, how to treat them, and when you should seek medical help. AFC Urgent Care Hillsdale can treat injuries that are not life-threatening. A burn is no exception. We have the necessary equipment to help treat minor to moderate burns ...

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