What Does Your Skin Look Like If You Have Syphilis?

February 26, 2024

Syphilis cases are on the rise in the U.S. and are the highest they have been since 1950. Hamilton County has seen an increase on par with national statistics and, like other counties, has had to contend with a national shortage of the antibiotics used to treat it. In Tennessee, the number of Stage 1 and Stage 2 syphilis cases rose 86% between 2017 and 2021. With cases increasing across the nation, people are ...

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Are Bronchitis and Pneumonia Dangerous?

February 1, 2024

Both bronchitis and pneumonia share similar symptoms, and it can be hard to tell the difference between them or know what might require medical assistance. A deep cough accompanied by the production of a lot of colored mucus can be a sign of acute bronchitis, but it may also be something else, like a lung infection. If left untreated, both bronchitis and pneumonia can turn into more severe and sometimes life-threatening infections. At AFC Urgent ...

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