What Are the Main Causes of Diabetes?

April 30, 2021

What Are the Main Causes of Diabetes?

November is American Diabetes Awareness Month. While there are some things that cannot be controlled when it comes to the risk factors of diabetes, there are some things you can do to help lower your risk. Read on as our team at AFC Urgent Care West Islip shares some insight. What Is Diabetes? Diabetes occurs when your blood sugar (or blood glucose) level is too high. There are two main types of diabetes—Type 1 ...

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What Are the Health Benefits of Getting More Sleep?

April 30, 2021

What Are the Health Benefits of Getting More Sleep?

to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one-third of Americans have a difficult time sleeping at least some of the time. But not getting enough sleep can do more than just spoil your mood. It can put you at risk of illness and disease, which is why our team at AFC Urgent Care West Islip wants to help you get the sleep you need. How Much Sleep Do I Need? Although the amount of ...

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Will I Automatically Have Lyme Disease If I Get Bit by a Tick?

April 30, 2021

We all want to take advantage of the sunny days! However, when we're outdoors, we also encounter the risk of tick bites. Our team at AFC Urgent Care West Islip wants you to know what you can do if you experience a tick bite so that you can reduce your risk of Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses. What Should I Do If I Find a Tick on Me? This probably seems logical, but ...

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What Is Strep Throat?

April 30, 2021

If you think the flu virus is the only thing striking in December, think again. Strep throat is also being passed around the West Islip area! Our team at AFC Urgent Care West Islip wants to share some information about this common and contagious illness. Read on to learn more. Can Strep Throat Go Away on Its Own? Strep throat is a bacterial infection. When you have strep throat, it is important to seek medical ...

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What Foods Can You Eat to Improve Your Bladder Health?

April 30, 2021

We all know how important our eating habits are to our overall health. However, do you know how important your food choices are to your bladder health? In recognition of Bladder Health Month this November, our team at AFC Urgent Care West Islip wants you to know how you can improve your bladder and keep it healthy. Read on as we offer some insight! What Is the Purpose of Your Bladder? Your bladder is a ...

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What Causes the Common Cold?

April 30, 2021

Once October arrives, there are a number of fun events ahead, such as Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas! Do you really want to miss out on these good times because you are stuck at home with a cold? Our team at AFC Urgent Care West Islip wants you to avoid catching a cold this season so that you can spend more time with loved ones and less time in bed with a cough and stuffy nose ...

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Can You Prevent Dementia?

April 30, 2021

According to the World Health Organization, more than 50 million people worldwide have dementia. But while those numbers are staggering, there are steps you can take to prevent the condition. Read on as our team at AFC Urgent Care West Islip offers some tips. Am I at Risk for Dementia? Well, the short answer is: Everyone is at risk of developing dementia. Every 66 seconds in the United States, someone develops dementia. But healthy lifestyle ...

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What Are the Symptoms of Fall Allergies?

April 29, 2021

Who doesn't wish that allergy season would just end? It always seems as one allergy season comes to a close, another allergy season begins. However, our team at AFC Urgent Care West Islip doesn't want you to spend your fall dealing with seasonal allergies. Therefore, we are here to offer you tips on how you can prevent and treat fall allergies so that you can get back to putting the fun in your ...

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Can the Flu Shot Give Me the Flu?

April 29, 2021

It is the debate many have been having for years. Can the flu shot give you the flu? That's an easy one—the answer is no. And the flu vaccine is your best defense against getting the flu. But if you do come down with the flu this season, our team at AFC Urgent Care West Islip wants you to know what to do. Read on as we offer some insight. How Long Does ...

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Can Pink Eye Clear Up By Itself?

April 29, 2021

Did you know that 6 million Americans experience pink eye every year? Crazy, right? Our team at AFC Urgent Care West Islip wants you to know the signs to watch out for when it comes to pink eye, as well as steps you can take to prevent the disease from occurring. What Is Pink Eye? Although most cases of pink eye (also known as conjunctivitis) are due to a viral infection, it can also be ...

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