Unpredictable, but completely avoidable with a single dose vaccination, flu season is officially here. The flu affects thousands of people every year, making it even more important for you and your family to receive their vaccination. Every year the string of influenza virus changes, making last year’s shot useless and no longer applicable in fighting […]
In recent years, we’ve seen a growing number of people skeptical about the effectiveness of vaccines. Many health professionals have tried to counter these beliefs by telling the vaccine skeptic’s that they’re wrong, but that has yet to change their mind. A growing number of illnesses and diseases are beginning to make a comeback thanks […]
Finding a new fitness regimen is meant to improve your health and well-being. For some unlucky individuals each year, their unique fitness goals lead to unexpected injury that can take months to recover from. While treating a wound is important, avoiding it in the first place is even more important! There are a few basic […]
New Year’s has passed, have you started working towards your resolutions? If you’re still trying to find the time or motivation to begin your healthier lifestyle this year, we’re here to help. Losing a few pounds this year can be achieved in the comfort of your own home with the right exercises. Of course, you […]
Everyone’s least favorite season is here: cold and flu season. Is your immune system ready to battle the viruses and bacterium? Here are 5 common tips that will help you build a healthy immune system.
When it’s working correctly, the immune system is the body’s ultimate defense against disease. Bone marrow produces white blood cells that […]
Slipping and falling on ice can cause serious, even fatal, head and bone injuries. Walking is not usually a treacherous activity so it can be easy for people to become overly confident when moving across ice and snow. When temperatures are dropping, keep all of these tips in mind to avoid slipping on ice.
What to […]
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 […]
STD & STI are somethings that we do not like to speak about, but unfortunately in sexually active adults they more common than most people think. 1 in 5 adults has some sort of STI or STD. Having an STD/STI can be embarrassing for most but if you don’t get them treated soon you could […]
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 […]