10 Common Outdoor Injuries

May 13, 2024

by Julianna Atchley | May 13, 2024 | Healthy Living As the weather warms and nature beckons, many of us eagerly embrace outdoor activities, from sports to leisurely strolls. However, with increased activity comes a higher risk of injury. Here’s a comprehensive guide to the top 10 common springtime injuries and how to prevent them: 1. Ankle Sprains: Ankle sprains can happen unexpectedly, whether you’re an athlete on the field or simply navigating uneven terrain ...

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What Is Norovirus?

April 27, 2024

by Julianna Atchley | Apr 28, 2024 | Walk In Clinic Picture this: you’re excitedly preparing for a big work event, only to receive an urgent call from your child’s school. A sudden outbreak of norovirus has hit, and several children, including yours, are showing symptoms. Panic sets in as you rush to pick them up, armed with hand sanitizer and a deep sense of dread. But what exactly is norovirus, and why does it ...

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Can Babies Have Seasonal Allergies?

April 13, 2024

by Julianna Atchley | Apr 14, 2024 | Family Health Spring has arrived with its vibrant colors, fresh air, and outdoor fun. As you and your family take advantage of the warmer weather by visiting local parks and opening windows to let in the breeze, you may notice that your baby seems more congested, fussy, or uncomfortable. This could lead you to wonder if they might have seasonal allergies. Let’s explore what seasonal allergies are, whether ...

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Heartburn vs. GERD: What’s the difference?

March 27, 2024

Are you experiencing discomfort after meals or a night out with friends? That warmth in your esophagus or burning sensation in your stomach might be heartburn or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Let’s dive into what distinguishes these conditions and how to manage them effectively. What is Heartburn? Heartburn, also known as gastroesophageal reflux (GER), occurs when the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) fails to close properly. This allows stomach acid and other contents to flow ...

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How Do I Know If I Have Allergies or COVID-19?

March 9, 2024

Spring is nearly here and with it comes planning for fun day trips from picking fresh produce and flowers to summer camps. Unfortunately, along with the sights and sounds and tasty produce will come other traditional signs of spring—sneezing, watery eyes, and runny noses. Sometimes, though, these symptoms can leave people confused because they overlap with other illnesses, especially virus-related ones. At other times, people are just unclear regarding which symptoms might indicate allergies ...

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What Causes Lactose Intolerance in Adults?

February 19, 2024

Before heading out for a day adventure on the Mooresville Ale Trail and sampling all the scrumptious cheeses that sometimes make your stomach hurt read below to put your mind, and your stomach, at ease. Lactose intolerance, characterized by digestive discomfort after consuming dairy products, is a common condition affecting millions of adults worldwide. While lactose intolerance can develop at any stage of life, adults often find themselves grappling with its symptoms as they age ...

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What Causes Kidney Stones?

February 10, 2024

It is usually assumed that kidney stones only affect adults, but the truth is they can affect anyone at any age, even babies. Those who have experienced kidney stones often wish they hadn’t! To learn more from our AFC Urgent Care Mooresville team continue reading. What Are Kidney Stones? Kidney stones are hard deposits made up of substances that have crystallized in the kidneys causing over half a million Americans to head to the ...

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Is Salmonella Dangerous for Pregnant People?

January 27, 2024

As a mother-to-be, you want to maintain a healthy pregnancy. The Mooresville area is full of opportunities to boost your health and wellness throughout your pregnancy journey, offering everything from exercise to nutritious eating options. For those looking to maintain fitness, FIT4MOM stands out as a great resource for pre-and post-natal exercise. If you’re scaling back on caffeine but still need a pick-me-up, local favorites like Main Street Coffee and Coworking provide a variety ...

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Do Humidifiers Help Stop the Flu?

January 18, 2024

Flu season comes every year to Mooresville, and there are tons of home remedies and get-better-quick tips out there for overcoming this pesky virus. If you’re out running errands at any of Mooresville’s popular shopping and dining hubs like downtown Mooresville or Lang Tree Lake Norman with eateries such as Novanta 90 Pizzeria, consider adding a new common household item to your shopping list. A humidifier could be your new best friend in ...

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How to Fight Seasonal Affective Disorder & Get More Vitamin D This Winter

December 27, 2023

Fight Seasonal Affective Disorder with Vitamin D Does sunshine cure seasonal depression? Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a condition, commonly referred to as seasonal depression, that strikes during the winter. Cold, short days cause a lot of people to stay indoors, preventing them from getting enough Vitamin D from sunlight. Get outside in Mooresville this winter at local spots like Lake Norman where you can go hiking, boating, or fishing with groups like Fish On ...

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