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The Lifecycle of the Flu

Influenza’s original Italian name, influenza di freddo, means “influence of the cold.” This year’s flu season is spreading quickly getting people’s attention.

The 2017–2018 flu season epidemic is expected to kill more than 50,000 people of all ages, many of whom appeared healthy “just a few days” before they died. Being armed with knowledge and facts […]

By |February 15th, 2018|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on The Lifecycle of the Flu

Think You Have the Flu?

It’s the New Year and you’re not feeling so well. You have a cough, runny nose, body aches and a high fever. It sounds like you may have the flu!

At the beginning of the current flu season, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended that everyone over the age of 6 months should […]

By |January 10th, 2018|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Think You Have the Flu?

Beware of Winter Weather Hazards

After an unseasonably warm start to our season, winter is finally letting us feel its chill. It might seem like yesterday that high temperatures were breaking records all over the place, so it can be easy to disregard the recent cold. Winter weather can present a lot of hazards, so it’s important to be aware […]

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Common Workplace Injuries During the Winter

Winter related slips and falls have a negative impact on businesses each year. These injuries result in time off work, temporary employee costs and overtime for existing employees and increased insurance costs.

To avoid injuries, simply use your better judgment and be cautious during the winter months. Snow, ice and sleet cause roads and sidewalks to […]

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New Year, New Health Goals

At the start of every New Year, we all make resolutions to improve our health and our daily lives. Often during the hustle and bustle of the New Year, we end up forgetting or neglecting our resolutions, which makes our goals that much harder to accomplish. This year, why not break from that pattern, and […]

By |December 27th, 2017|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on New Year, New Health Goals

Merry and Bright…And Sick with the Flu?

Getting sick during the holidays is no fun! All you want to do is enjoy your break from work, spend time with friends and family, and participate in the holiday traditions you love. Instead you’re weak, tired and confined to your bed or couch.

Possibly the worst thing about getting sick over a holiday, is not […]

By |November 14th, 2017|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Merry and Bright…And Sick with the Flu?

Keep Your Thanksgiving Cold and Flu-Free

This Thanksgiving, pass the turkey, not the flu! Illnesses, such as the flu, can be transferred through sneezing, coughing or surface contamination. According to the CDC, germs can live approximately two hours on surfaces such as door knobs or kitchen counters. With a few preventative steps, your friends and family will be able relax and focus […]

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Sports Injuries Treatment

We are in the season of apple picking, pumpkin spiced lattes and fall sport practices beginning! Whether you are cheering for your kid’s sport team or participating in an adult sports league, injuries can occur. It is important to be preventative and aware of these injuries when out on the field.

At AFC Urgent Care, our […]

By |October 25th, 2017|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Sports Injuries Treatment

Fight the Office Flu Kits

Sniffling coworkers, wheezing kids and running out of tissues or hand sanitizer can make the months of flu season extremely stressful. To kill the virus in office spaces and prevent its spread to other surfaces, AFC Urgent Care recommends that employers build “Fight the Office Flu Kits” for their employees.

Paper towels. Recent studies show that surfaces that […]

By |September 27th, 2017|About, News & Updates|Comments Off on Fight the Office Flu Kits

4 Habits to Use to Avoid Cold and Flu

While you may be exposing yourself to a handful of people who are coughing or sneezing, there are a few things you can do to avoid getting sick this flu season.

Get your flu shot: Getting your seasonal flu shot is the best preventative measure to avoid getting influenza.  It helps fight against the infection, and […]

By |September 25th, 2017|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on 4 Habits to Use to Avoid Cold and Flu
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