Planning a camping trip is an exciting way to break out of the boring day to day routine. You get to unplug and live a simpler life for a few days. Before you load up your car and pitch a tent, it’s important that you understand the dangers that come along with camping and how […]
There’s nothing better than food fresh off the grill on a warm summer day. Rather grilling is a hobby or just an occasional cooking method you use, safety should be your top priority. It’s easy to become too comfortable and forget about safe grilling habits, but we’re here to help you remember!
The Basics of Grill […]
Many women worry about their weight during pregnancy. Rather than focusing on the number on the scale, you should be focusing on your overall fitness. Staying fit during pregnancy can help reduce back pain and even make your labor and delivery process easier! Of course, fitness during pregnancy is a little different than fitness for […]
In the U.S. alone, food allergies affect more than 30 million people, children, and adults alike. Children, however, most commonly experience food allergy symptoms. Food allergy problems can emerge at any age, and any food could trigger an allergic reaction. Food allergy numbers are on the rise, and it is still a highly misunderstood condition. […]
Did you know that there are over 120,000 American’s currently waiting for a life-saving organ transplant? When you learn that one organ donor could save up to 50 of those people, it’s hard to understand why so many are still left waiting. The reason is simple – people aren’t donating! National Donor Day takes place […]
AFC Urgent Care Springfield would like to wish you a happy Halloween! Halloween is full of costumes & scares & most importantly the candy! We know the spooky holiday consist of a huge binge of candy at the end of the night but did you know that children eat an estimated 7,000 calories on Halloween night? […]
It is the end of October & the flu is still here! You cannot forget about the flu this time of the year since flu season is almost at its peak. The best way to protect yourself from the flu is to get your flu shot! If you have not gotten yours yet AFC Urgent […]
The last thing on our minds when we are enjoying our summer at the beach or outside is rarely “Wow I hope I prepared myself to not get dehydrated today. However, we at AFC would like to encourage you to be mindful of the dangers of being dehydrated as the summer progresses.
How dehydration happens
The human body […]
When we think of summer we often think about being at the beach, or the pool, or laying in the sun. However, we do not think about sunburn. Sunburn is very common, unfortunately; did you know melanoma skin cancer is the most common form of sunburn? It is important to take sunburn seriously, use these tips […]
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 AFC Urgent Care Springfield & West Springfield understand that not everyone wants to grab a drug off of the pharmacy counter, […]