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Prevent the Flu from happening to YOU!

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 Every year the string of influenza virus changes, making last year’s shot useless and no longer applicable in fighting […]

By |September 10th, 2014|Blog|0 Comments

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 AFC Urgent Care Springfield & West Springfield understand that not everyone wants to grab a drug off of the pharmacy counter, […]

By |June 4th, 2018|Blog, Health News, 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, Health News, 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 15th, 2018|Blog, Health News, News & Updates|Comments Off on Allergens Hiding in Your Home

Spring Cleaning In, Allergens Out

When the sun is shining, the birds are chirping, and a light breeze is blowing, it is oh-so-tempting to throw open the windows and enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of spring. Maybe you are even itching (pun intended) to roll up your sleeves and tackle some serious spring cleaning. But if you are one […]

By |April 2nd, 2018|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Spring Cleaning In, Allergens Out

The Do’s And Dont’s of Seasonal Allergies

The signs of spring are all around; flowers blooming, bees buzzing, noses sneezing, and chests wheezing. Yes indeed, spring can be a beautiful time of the year, but it’s also a peak time for seasonal allergies. According to the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (ACAAI), allergies are a major cause of illness in […]

By |March 26th, 2018|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on The Do’s And Dont’s of Seasonal Allergies

How Pollen Makes Us Sneeze and Wheeze

It seems like no sooner does the sneezing and wheezing from one season end that the next one begins. And so it goes. The winter cold and flu season that ravaged the country was a doozy. Now, we are enjoying longer days, more sunshine and nature’s reproduction cycle at work. Which is to say, pollen season is […]

By |March 23rd, 2018|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on How Pollen Makes Us Sneeze and Wheeze

Why Your Strep Throat Keeps Coming Back

You’ve probably had that scratchy, itchy feeling. The one that starts in the back of your throat and suddenly turns into a painful burning sensation. Some people say it’s like trying to swallow broken glass. Now that’s a pretty vivid description of the common sore throat and if you have ever had one that bad […]

By |March 15th, 2018|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Why Your Strep Throat Keeps Coming Back

Germiest Places in the Office

With this year’s overwhelming flu activity reaching every corner of the nation, it’s important to remain educated on the potential hot spots and preventative measures to avoid flu-related germs. Doctor’s offices, school classrooms, the gym, and even your workplace are among the top culprits for contracting seasonal influenza. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor […]

By |March 5th, 2018|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Germiest Places in the Office

Is Lack of Sleep Making You Sick?

Doctors recommend adults get between seven to nine hours of sleep per night. However, according to HuffPost, more than a third of Americans regularly do not sleep enough. That means that roughly 83.6 million adults in the U.S. alone are sleep deprived. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that 34.8 percent […]

By |February 26th, 2018|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Is Lack of Sleep Making You Sick?

Can’t Quit Coughing?

The weather’s cold, the days are short, and the cold and flu viruses are running rampant. It’s likely that sometime this season, you’ll find yourself with a bit of a cough. Coughing is the body’s way of trying to clear your airways. It’s a natural occurrence and is rarely the sign of anything serious. The […]

By |February 20th, 2018|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Can’t Quit Coughing?