Is My Nose Broken?

April 28, 2024

by Isaac Zefo | Apr 29, 2024 | Emergency Clinic In life’s unpredictable moments, a misstep or an accidental bump can lead to unexpected injuries. Perhaps you were cycling along a scenic trail, and a sudden pothole sent you flying over the handlebars. Or maybe during a friendly game of basketball, an errant elbow found its way to your face. In either case, the immediate concern becomes: is my nose broken? Understanding Nasal Fractures Nasal fractures ...

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Why Are Peanut Allergies So Common?

April 28, 2024

by Isaac Zefo | Apr 14, 2024 | Healthy Living Sweet caramel popcorn with salty peanuts has been your go-to favorite treat since childhood, but it’s now forbidden since you landed in the emergency room. You have an appointment with an allergist on your calendar and are now the reluctant owner of not one, but two epinephrine injector pens. Until you know for sure, avoiding anything that might have peanuts in it has become priority number ...

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Should My Shins Hurt after Exercising?

March 27, 2024

You laid down your racquet when we were all stuck at home, and you just found it—gathering dust in the corner of your closet. The cold, wet winter months have led to a burst of spring energy, and you are eager to become less of a couch potato and resume a more active lifestyle. You can’t wait to get back into the warm sunshine and the courts. It is easy to overdo it ...

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Is Protein Good or Bad for Weight Loss?

February 26, 2024

We know that protein is important in a healthy diet, but we may not understand why, or in what ways protein functions within the body. And let’s face it, it is much easier to just grab whatever is handy for a quick meal or snack from your favorite Knoxville metro establishment than it is to follow a healthy eating plan. But what effect can protein have on your weight, if any? What is Protein ...

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How Urgent Is a Salmonella Infection?

February 2, 2024

You might be wondering what all the fuss is when it comes to antibiotic resistance and the reluctance of medical professionals to issue antibiotic prescriptions. Salmonella is part of that reason. For more information, continue reading as our AFC Urgent Care Knoxville team explains more about what to expect regarding a salmonella infection and when to be concerned. What Is Salmonella? Salmonella is an infection of the intestines spread by a bacterium and its resistance ...

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How Long Do Kidney Stones Last?

January 26, 2024

Kidney stones affect nearly one in 10 Americans each year, presenting a common and often painful condition. It is essential to gain knowledge about kidney stones, recognize their symptoms, and explore potential treatment options to navigate this challenging experience successfully. What Are Kidney Stones? Kidney stones, or renal calculi, are solid formations that begin in the kidneys. They form when certain waste products have difficulty dissolving properly in urine, causing crystals to develop due to ...

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Should I Use a Humidifier to Prevent the Flu?

December 27, 2023

Should I Use a Humidifier to Prevent the Flu? Whether Knoxville is your home or a destination to spend time with family, the city offers a welcoming atmosphere year-round. Take a stroll through Market Square, a vibrant area bustling with activity, or explore unique shops like Mast General Store and the Old City Market for some spontaneous shopping. Regardless of your plans in Knoxville, it’s essential to carve out time for your physical and ...

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Do I Need to Be Worried About Foodborne Illnesses During the Holidays?

November 15, 2023

The holidays are here, and we are so excited to start celebrating with our closest family and friends. While we are all busy decorating our houses, buying gifts and attending parties, there is always the chance that you will get sick at this time of year. While the more common illnesses like colds and the flu can keep you down for a few days, foodborne illnesses are also more common during the holiday season and ...

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Why Is Breathing More Difficult When You Have RSV?

November 4, 2023

Upper respiratory infections can be really frustrating because they impact your ability to breathe normally, which is something that we all take for granted on a daily basis! The irritation and inflammation in your airways can cause all sorts of unpleasant symptoms. There are multiple different upper respiratory infections that you could contract at any time, one of them being RSV. Our team at AFC Urgent Care Knoxville doesn’t want you or your children ...

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Why Is the Flu Shot So Important This Year?

October 25, 2023

We are entering into the height of the cold and flu season already in the Knoxville area. It seems like only yesterday we were outlining the importance of the flu shot for 2023, and yet here we are campaigning for our community to get vaccinated ahead of the 2024 season. The flu has the potential to cause serious illness, and it can spread quickly throughout certain populations. Getting vaccinated early in the season offers the ...

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