Do Humidifiers Prevent the Flu?

December 27, 2023

Do Humidifiers Prevent the Flu? Whether you reside in Charlotte or are in town for a family visit, the city radiates a welcoming and cozy ambiance throughout the holiday season. While you’re here, explore the scenic Freedom Park near Tyvola Road or make your way to The Marion Diehl Recreation Center. If you’re in the mood for a delightful meal, consider trying El Puro Cuban. Regardless of your festive agenda, make it a ...

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How can I get enough vitamin D during the winter?

December 17, 2023

Thriving in Winter: Boosting Vitamin D and Managing Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) Whether you call Charlotte home or are just visiting family, the city offers a warm and inviting atmosphere during the holidays. While you are here, visit Freedom Park near Tyvola Road or head over to The Marion Diehl Recreation Center. If you need a bite to eat, you will love El Puro Cuban. No matter your plans this season, be sure to take ...

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Can I Prevent Illness During the Holidays?

November 18, 2023

It’s that time of year again to start reveling in another holiday season with friends and family. You are busy shopping for the perfect gift, pulling out boxes of your favorite decorations and picking up those family pajama sets that your kids love. It’s the holiday season! While you are consumed with getting everything done in time, the chance of illness is always lurking just out of sight. Infections and other conditions always ...

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When Should I Bring My Child in for an RSV Infection?

November 1, 2023

Kids get sick, that’s just a fact of life. This is especially true at this time of year with all of the different infections and illnesses that they can come down with. While minor colds and ear infections aren’t usually cause for concern, certain infections can be dangerous or even deadly. RSV, or respiratory syncytial virus, is one of those illnesses that all parents need to watch for. Our AFC Urgent Care Tyvola ...

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Do Kids Need an Annual Flu Shot?

October 24, 2023

Raise your hand if one or more of your children has already been sick since the start of the school year! This time of year is one of the most common times for children to come down with any sort of infection, and we would bet at least one illness has made its way through your household. While a minor cold may not be much of a concern, a flu outbreak in your house could ...

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Do All COVID-19 Infections Cause Sore Throats?

October 1, 2023

Getting sick can happen at any point, which can be really frustrating if you have a big event coming up or a particularly busy week to get through. It can be easy to just pop in a throat lozenge when you have a sore throat, but that may not fix it for good. Temporary relief of a sore throat may help at the moment, but getting a proper diagnosis and treatment plan for your illness ...

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How Can I Avoid COVID-19 This Year?

September 15, 2023

We all want to avoid sickness and stay as healthy as possible during the fall and winter months. With all of the circulating viruses and bacterial infections that are around, it can sometimes be hard to do! Now that COVID-19 is part of the mix again, it is important to remember that you can get sick with COVID-19 this year even if you had already had it in previous years. Taking preventive steps is crucial ...

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How Long Does a Fever Normally Last?

September 14, 2023

School is back in session, and that means your organized chaos of work, school and activities has returned once more. That also means that the arrival of seasonal illnesses is here! It is common at this time of year to have at least one illness sweep through your home, whether it is a virus, stomach bug or some type of infection. One of the most common symptoms across these illnesses is a fever. Come see ...

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What Is a Complete Blood Count Test?

August 15, 2023

We never want you to get sick, but it is unfortunately just a part of life sometimes. Some illnesses can be simple and easy to diagnose from a quick physical exam, but others can be a bit more tricky to diagnose. That’s where a visit to our center comes in handy! If you are feeling sick but don’t know why, you can come see us and we can use a variety of diagnostic ...

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What Happens if I Don’t Stop Smoking?

August 1, 2023

Addictive habits can be really hard to break. That’s why many people struggle with giving up things like cigarettes or smoking in general. Not only is the craving for the tobacco real, but it has become a part of your lifestyle and daily routine for many years. While we understand how hard it is to quit, we will always encourage anyone who smokes to do so. Smoking has so many negative health benefits that ...

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