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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Do All Infections Cause Similar Symptoms?

October 1, 2023

If you wake up with a runny nose, scratchy throat and the chills, chances are that you turn to your phone or computer and fire up your favorite search engine. But when you type your symptoms into the search bar, you discover it could be a cold, the flu, strep throat or even COVID-19. Infections can share similar symptoms, which can make it hard to diagnose yourself at home. That’s where AFC Urgent Care ...

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Are Serious COVID-19 Cases Still Possible?

September 15, 2023

We are so grateful to have been able to take care of so many COVID-19 patients in our community over the course of the last few years. While we aren’t happy that you were sick, helping you feel better is what we do best and what we are passionate about! Now that the emergency status for the virus is no longer active, it may seem like COVID-19 is no longer a big deal. That ...

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How Can I Reduce My Risk of Falling at Home?

September 14, 2023

Getting older is such a blessing, but it certainly does come with some challenges and changes. Falls become more dangerous as we become a bit more unsteady on our feet! Falling as a child or even younger adult maybe would result in a bruise or scrape, but you would fare OK. Falling when you are older can lead to serious injuries like broken bones or even head injuries. Falling at home is one of the ...

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Can I Stop Smoking This Year?

August 15, 2023

You sure can! We understand that smoking can be a really addictive habit, but you can do anything you set your mind to. Smoking negatively impacts your health in so many ways, so quitting will only allow you to lead a healthier life. Taking the first step toward quitting requires determination and motivation. Swapping simple habits like reaching for a glass of water instead of a soda can be easier, while giving up a difficult ...

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What Diagnoses Can the Lab at AFC Urgent Care Knoxville Confirm?

August 2, 2023

There are so many illnesses and conditions that can make your body feel out of whack. Frustrating symptoms can appear any time there is something amiss in your body, whether if it is situational, the beginnings of an infection or the development of a disease. That’s why it is often difficult to diagnose yourself at home! Thankfully, our center is fully equipped with the resources and diagnostic tools needed to get to the root ...

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What Bug Bites Are Common in the Knoxville Area?

July 16, 2023

There’s a lot to love about living in the Knoxville area! All of the family-friendly attractions, warm sunny days and friendly neighbors make this part of eastern Tennessee a great place to live. One thing that is annoying about the South, though, is all of the bugs! The summer time is certainly the time of year when all of the bugs and other creepy crawlies come out. While most of the bugs around us ...

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