Drop the Cabbage Soup! Why Crash Diets Don’t Work

March 28, 2016

" Summer is fast approaching, which means it will be time to get out the bathing suits and short shorts! Who doesn’t begin to feel a little insecure after a long winter of bundling up? But before you start getting ready to bare your “bikini body” on the beach, AFC/ wants to know: how do you feel about crash diets? For those who have never tried one, a crash diet is when you dramatically cut ...

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How to Keep Your Spring Allergies Under Control

March 21, 2016

" Spring has sprung, and telltale sniffles are beginning to fill the air. For some people, this beautiful season is nothing but misery, due to the constant sneezing, congestion, itchy eyes and countless other exhausting symptoms. Seasonal allergies affect as many as 50 million Americans, and it’s not just a mild annoyance. As many as 55 percent of workers report calling in sick at work because of allergies. There are many ways to avoid the ...

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Why Binge Drinking Is Harmful to Your Health

March 17, 2016

" St. Patrick’s Day is here, and those celebrations bring green beer and pub crawls. This St. Patrick’s Day, the team of physicians at your local AFC/ wants to raise your awareness of binge drinking and the harmful effects that it may have on your health. According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, binge drinking is defined as a pattern of drinking that brings the blood alcohol content (BAC) to .08 ...

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Recent Mumps Outbreak — Are You At Risk?

March 8, 2016

" According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, incidences of the mumps have decreased 99 percent since the era before widespread vaccinations. But tell that to the 10 states that have seen outbreaks of the mumps in the past month. So far, there have been 69 reported cases of the mumps this year. It seems to have started in Iowa, but it quickly spread to places like Colorado, Indiana and Massachusetts. The mumps virus ...

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Heart Health Warning Signs You Should Look Out For

March 3, 2016

" It’s the middle of February, which means our New Year’s resolutions are either new habits or fond memories. We at AFC/ are hoping that one of your resolutions was to maintain a healthy lifestyle, and to help you stay on track, we have compiled a list of things to look out for when you’re evaluating your health. As February is American Heart Month, we’ll go over what could indicate that you ...

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