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Protect Yourself from Ticks and Mosquito’s This Summer

Summertime brings many opportunities for outdoor activities. From camping and hiking to playing tag in the backyard, kids and adults alike can enjoy the warm weather. Make sure your family takes the following precautions to avoid missing outdoor fun due to mosquito and tick bites.

Before you go outside:

Use bug repellent on your skin and […]

By |July 20th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Protect Yourself from Ticks and Mosquito’s This Summer

Poison Ivy: Signs, Symptoms and Precautions

Poison ivy is the most common allergy in the United States, affecting about 50 million people every year. The rash from poison ivy is caused by an allergic reaction to urushiol, an oily substance in the leaves, stems and roots of poison ivy, through direct contact. Urushiol is also found in poison oak and poison […]

By |June 27th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Poison Ivy: Signs, Symptoms and Precautions

The Nose Knows When It Comes To Seasonal Allergies

When it comes to treating your seasonal allergies with home remedies, there’s usually more fiction than fact. There are healing claims about everything from apple cider vinegar to local bee pollen. The doctors at American Family Care understand that not everyone wants to grab a drug off of the pharmacy counter, but people want to […]

By |May 30th, 2018|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on The Nose Knows When It Comes To Seasonal Allergies

Is It A Cold or Allergies: A Worried Parent’s Guide

Life might be easier if kids came with an instruction book. Most parents usually have enough questions to fill one and it can be extra difficult when your child is looking to you for answers and you don’t have any. That is especially true when they don’t feel good. All they want is for you […]

By |May 21st, 2018|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Is It A Cold or Allergies: A Worried Parent’s Guide

Allergens Hiding in Your Home

Many allergy sufferers feel they are waging a battle with the great outdoors this spring season, trying to keep watery eyes, runny noses and itchy throats from keeping them down. But the truth is, allergies can be triggered just as much by allergens hiding inside your home as they can by the ones outdoors. Before […]

By |May 16th, 2018|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Allergens Hiding in Your Home

Allergy Alternative? A Little Exercise RX

When you have that miserable, stuffy, sneezy, stopped-up feeling from allergies, all you really feel like doing is climbing into bed or relaxing on the couch and taking whatever your doctor has prescribed. Probably the last thing on your mind is exercising! How can you run when you can’t breathe? How do you stretch when […]

By |May 8th, 2018|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Allergy Alternative? A Little Exercise RX

Seasonal Allergies: Avoid the Wait for Your Primary Care Physician

With allergy season upon us, it can be tempting to schedule a visit with your primary care physician to find some relief. Unfortunately, trying to set up a doctor’s visit can result in a logistical nightmare as you struggle to schedule a timely appointment that fits in your busy schedule. 

It can take days or sometimes […]

By |April 12th, 2018|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Seasonal Allergies: Avoid the Wait for Your Primary Care Physician

Cleaning Tips to Help Reduce Spring Allergies

Spring cleaning is typically meant to help us remove the dust and dirt we’ve accumulated over the course of a cold winter inside.  For seasonal allergy sufferers, spring cleaning can be like medicine. How, you might ask? By getting rid of the allergens that causes seasonal allergy suffering. If your seasonal allergies are kicking up, […]

By |April 12th, 2018|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Cleaning Tips to Help Reduce Spring Allergies

March is National Nutrition Month

March is National Nutrition Month! The focus of this campaign is to bring attention to the importance of making healthy choices and developing wide-ranging and physical activity habits.

This year’s theme is, “Go Further with Food.” As mentioned by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, “whether it’s starting the day off right with a healthy […]

By |March 22nd, 2018|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on March is National Nutrition Month

Prevent Injuries This Spring Sports Season

We are in the season of birds chirping, flowers growing, and spring sport practices beginning!  

Whether you’re out on the baseball field or running on the track, injuries can occur. It is important to be aware of injuries that can occur during play, and how to prevent them.

At AFC Urgent Care Shelton, our board-certified […]

By |March 16th, 2018|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Prevent Injuries This Spring Sports Season
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