Why Is There an Uptick of Virus Cases During the Winter Months?

February 15, 2022

Does it seem like many more people get sick with viruses during the winter? If this is a trend you’ve noticed, it’s not a coincidence. According to the CDC, the flu and other viruses reach their peak between December and February every year. Read on as our AFC Urgent Care Hixson team explains why this is the case! Does Cold Weather Have an Impact on Viral Activity? Yes, it does. While you can ...

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Is Croup Contagious?

February 3, 2022

Croup is an infection that most parents with young children are aware of, but that doesn’t mean it’s an easy thing to deal with! While it’s true that croup is generally harmless, the cough that young children have to experience sounds awful and can be a cause for concern. Plus, croup is contagious! Learn more about this respiratory infection from our AFC Urgent Care Hixson team below. What Causes Croup? The most ...

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