Do I Need An X-Ray For A Sprained Ankle?

January 25, 2023

Most of the time, a sprained ankle doesn't need an x-ray. A sprained ankle is usually easy to figure out by looking at it and thinking about how it feels. But if there is a chance of a break, an x-ray may be done to ensure there isn't a break. Different Types Of Ankle Fractures Ankle fractures come in a few different forms, such as: Avulsion fractures happen when a tendon or ligament ...

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What To Do If STD Test Comes Back Positive

January 25, 2023

If the result of your STD test is positive, it can be stressful and overwhelming. But it's crucial to take care of your health and stop the infection from spreading to other people. The first step is to make an appointment with a physician who treats STDs as a specialty. They will be able to tell you more about your infection, including any symptoms you might be having, and come up with a treatment ...

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Can the Common Cold Develop into Pneumonia?

December 21, 2022

The common cold and pneumonia are both respiratory illnesses caused by different viruses and bacteria. While the common cold is generally a mild illness, pneumonia can be a much more serious and life-threatening condition. So, can the common cold develop into pneumonia? This blog will explore that possibility, outline the warning signs of each condition, and explain ways you can find symptom relief if you’re feeling under the weather. For same-day general illness treatment ...

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5 Tips For Healthy Holiday Travel

December 21, 2022

Traveling during the holidays can oftentimes be a moderately stressful experience. From the long lines at the airport to the overpacked planes, it can be difficult to prioritize your health and wellness during your journey. Whether you’re traveling by car, plane, or train, it’s important to stay healthy while on the go. Fortunately, with just a few simple tips, you can have a healthier and more enjoyable holiday travel experience. If you’ve ...

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What Parents Should Know About RSV

November 10, 2022

This year, communities have seen more cases of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) than years prior. Now that the world has gradually begun to recover from the COVID-19 lockdown, children are more exposed to more viruses than before. RSV is a common virus that causes cold-like symptoms. It’s important to know the signs and symptoms of RSV to best prevent the onset of potential complications. Visit the walk-in clinic at AFC Urgent Care Short Hills ...

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Is Strep Throat Contagious?

November 10, 2022

As cases of strep throat begin to rise in our communities, many people may be left wondering questions about the illness. Whether you want to learn more about the signs, the contagion period, or how to get symptom relief, this blog will help you find some clarity. At AFC Urgent Care Short Hills, we understand how a sore throat can be painful and disruptive to your daily routine. Visit our walk-in clinic anytime you’re ...

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Tips to Prevent Winter Illness

October 10, 2022

With each passing day, the temperature seems to be dropping more and more. As we search in our closets for last year's winter coat and scarf, some of us may be preparing for an annual cold that seems to hit us right when the seasons change. But is a drop in temperature making us sick, or is it something else? When the weather gets cooler and the holidays near, it’s more common for ...

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What to Do if You Find a Breast Lump

October 10, 2022

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, an ideal time we can take to educate ourselves on the disease. Becoming familiar with the early signs and potential risk factors of breast cancer is essential to detect the symptoms early. Early detection of breast cancer can lead to early treatment, and therefore prevent a life-threatening outcome. The health of all patients in our community is the top priority at AFC Urgent Care Short Hills. Continue reading to ...

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What Causes Fall Allergies? | AFC Urgent Care Short Hills

September 12, 2022

What Causes Fall Allergies? Each year, millions of individuals suffer from allergies due to a list of irritants. Fall allergies can linger throughout the autumn and winter months, and while you may not be able to eliminate your allergies completely, there are things you can do to lessen exposure and symptoms. Learning about the various triggers for fall allergies and planning a visit to AFC Urgent Care Short Hills can help you find the necessary ...

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Preventing Sports Injuries | AFC Urgent Care Short Hills

September 12, 2022

How Can I Prevent Sports Injuries? Whether you play sports for fitness, competition or just for fun, the last thing you want is to undergo any type of injury. Keeping your body active and moving is a large factor in maintaining your overall health and wellness, and sports injuries typically keep you off your feet for an extended period of time. There are a couple things you can do to prevent incurring sports injuries– like ...

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