Fitness and wellness skills for spring 2022

May 10, 2022

Spring is not only the season for change and freshness. The springtime is also the perfect time to get back on track for all fitness and wellness goals that you might have. Check out these fitness tips including new exercises, COVID-19 friendly workouts, and new healthy eating goals that can help you reach your goals this season. Exercises for Spring Spring exercises are divided into different sections. Unlike summer, where the common goal is to ...

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First Aid Basics to Know before Injury Treatment

April 26, 2022

First aid is an immediate treatment given to an injured or sick person before he/she is taken to the hospital for proper diagnosis and treatment. In some cases it may be the only treatment the person needs to recover.  Injuries happen suddenly and can worsen without proper first aid skills to stabilize injury. It is important for one to acquire the knowledge of how to treat basic injuries and make use of a first ...

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Can I Get Sports Injury Treatment at an Urgent Care Center?

April 14, 2022

Sports injuries are a lot more common than you might imagine. If you or your child play a sport, it’s important that you know what to do in the event of an injury occurring. Depending on the injury, it could be a good idea to have it treated at an urgent care center. Ready to know more? Keep reading to learn all about getting sports injury treatment at an urgent care center. What is ...

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How to Prevent Health Conditions with Simple Exercise

April 14, 2022

Eating healthy food and taking your vitamins is a great way to stay on top of your health which you probably already do. Luckily, there’s even more you can do to keep chronic illnesses at bay. Simple daily exercise will help keep you physically fit and avoid unwanted health conditions. Keep reading to know more about how this works and what exercises you can do to prevent health conditions. How Exercise Helps Prevent Health ...

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How Families Can Save on their Healthcare Spending

January 25, 2021

Health care costs are a growing concern for families across the nation. The steady rises in healthcare costs are putting many households in debt. A solution to the healthcare cost is a problem the state needs to address. Until the state comes up with some sort of relief for families, the best solution resides in making smart financial decisions. Below are some of the ways families can save on their healthcare costs. Calculate Your Monthly ...

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Common Cold FAQs for Patients

December 19, 2020

During the winter and springtime, many patients are likely to suffer from a common cold. As mentioned on our previous urgent care blog, common colds effect the majority of patients in all age groups. Even when patients try their best to prevent a cold, it is more likely than naught the disease will cause a mild infection. Below, the team at AFC Urgent Care West Long Branch will dive into some of the frequently asked ...

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General Thanksgiving Health Tips for Families

November 23, 2020

Thanksgiving is a wonderful time to spend with friends and family, catching up towards the end of another eventful year. As much fun as thanksgiving is, it can also be a danger to your health. It’s easy to throw health out the window around the holidays as you get busy and your attention shifts to other things. Luckily, refocusing the attention on your health is easier than you’d think and something the whole ...

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How Truck Drivers and Commercial Drivers Can Get DOT Physicals in 2020

November 22, 2020

DOT physicals are a requirement for all commercial and truck drivers to ensure that they’re safe to be on the road. Getting a DOT physical can quickly seem like an inconvenience, but skipping it simply isn’t an option. 2020 has mad nearly every aspect of daily life more difficult, so how can drivers get the physical they need during all of the covid commotion? It’s easier than you think! Where to Get ...

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What Are Colleges Doing to Stay Safe During Covid-19?

September 15, 2020

Staying safe during COVID-19 is no small task. Employers and schools have had to make major changes to protect their employees, students, and communities. Those challenges are hard enough, but what about colleges and universities that hundreds of thousands of students depend on? College students can’t just put their studies on hold until a COVID-19 vaccine is developed, but how are they being protected when they return to class? There is no one-size-fits-all answer ...

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The Key Differences Between COVID-19 and the Flu

September 14, 2020

Flu season is nothing new and most people are familiar with the flu as it comes around each year. This year’s flu season is unique to any other year though. The presence of COVID-19 creates an added challenge for patients and medical staff to differentiate between the two. With many similarities between the flu and COVID-19, it can be difficult to tell them apart. Luckily, there are some key differences between the two illnesses ...

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