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 Every year the string of influenza virus changes, making last year’s shot useless and no longer applicable in fighting […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]