What To Expect At Your Urgent Care Sports Physical

March 18, 2024

As the sports season approaches, athletes are gearing up! Not only with their equipment, but also with a crucial component to getting prepared– the sports physical. Whether you are a seasoned athlete or newcomer to a team, undergoing a sports physical is an essential step to safeguard your health and safety and maximize the longevity of your sports season! In this blog, we’ll delve into what you can expect during your visit to urgent ...

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Do Strep Throat Symptoms Come On Suddenly?

March 12, 2024

Have you ever experienced the sudden onset of a sore throat so severe that swallowing is painful? If so, you might have been infected with strep throat– a common bacterial infection. Strep throats are different from just any regular sore throat but similar enough that people often tend to dismiss it as just the regular sore throat until the more serious symptoms hit them. One common question that arises when it comes to a strep ...

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What's the Difference Between Flu A and Flu B?

February 2, 2024

Did you know that the flu season lasts until May? Throughout this season, many people fall ill with the influenza virus, experiencing a range of uncomfortable symptoms. While the flu is often referred to as a single virus, it’s important to recognize that there are actually several different strains of the virus– with the most common being influenza A and influenza B. Understanding the differences between these two strains can help you make more ...

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Can You Get STD Testing At Urgent Care?

February 2, 2024

When it comes to sexual health, getting tested for sexually transmitted diseases or infections (STDs and STIs) is an essential step in maintaining overall well-being. Whether you are experiencing symptoms or simply want peace of mind, knowing where to turn for testing and treatment is crucial. Urgent care centers have become convenient and accessible options for a wide range of medical services, and you may be wondering if they provide STD testing. In this blog ...

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Does RSV Go Away On Its Own?

January 31, 2024

Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a highly contagious respiratory virus that feels like a common cold and occurs seasonally. While many people experience mild symptoms, certain individuals face a high risk of experiencing severe RSV symptoms and complications. If you are currently battling RSV and you are worried if it goes away without treatment, here's all you need to know. For same-day RSV testing and treatment, visit the walk-in clinic at AFC Urgent Care ...

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Understanding the Symptoms of Walking Pneumonia in Adults

January 31, 2024

"Walking pneumonia" is a non-medical term used to refer to a mild case of pneumonia. The medical term to describe this is "atypical pneumonia", a condition caused by certain kinds of microorganisms, most commonly a bacterium called Mycoplasma pneumonia. This kind of pneumonia does not require bed rest as affected people can still go about their regular activities, hence the term "walking pneumonia." However, don't be fooled by the term as it can still ...

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Health Checklist For Winter Travel

December 19, 2023

Winter is the time when people look forward to the holidays and often decide to travel. It is a season where we enjoy spending time with our families and friends to explore other cities or even countries. However, winter comes with chills, an increase in germs, sickness, and potential injuries. The combination of changing climates and the usual time of year when people tend to fall ill can greatly affect many individuals, causing them to ...

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Can a Sprained Ankle Heal On Its Own?

December 19, 2023

Ankle pain can occur quickly and sometimes all of a sudden. A sprained ankle occurs when one or more ligaments in the ankle are injured. Minor sprains may result from stretching and irritating the ligaments, whereas more severe sprains can lead to complete tearing of the ligaments. Sprains can vary in severity, and a slight sprain might only result in mild pain for a day or two. However, even if a mild sprain starts feeling ...

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How Long Does Fatigue From Mono Last?

November 28, 2023

Diseases and infections come in different forms and have various symptoms. But have you ever considered that your constant fatigue might be a symptom of a disease? One such transmissible disease is Mononucleosis. Mononucleosis, or Mono, is known for causing sore throat and fever but also comes with never-ending fatigue. But how long will the fatigue take to last? For that, you have to understand the causes, symptoms, and lasting duration.  For same-day mono testing ...

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Reasons To Get Your Flu Shot Before The Holidays

November 28, 2023

No one wants to spend the holidays under the weather. So, it’s important to get your flu shot before the festive season! The cold and flu season peaks between December and January, making influenza vaccination more important than ever. Flu shots not only protect yourself against the virus, but protect more vulnerable individuals who are prone to flu-related complications and hospitalization. Get a walk-in flu shot at AFC Urgent Care West Orange! We provide ...

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