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 Every year the string of influenza virus changes, making last year’s shot useless and no longer applicable in fighting […]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

Common Spring Allergies

With the transition in the seasons, you may find yourself experiencing a flare-up in your seasonal allergies. This can be attributed to a variety of causes and factors, including the allergens in the air, amount of wind and time of the season. Knowing your allergies and potential triggers are critical to preventing major reactions and […]

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Symptoms of an Allergic Reaction

Spring is here, and the warmer weather may leave you prone to allergic reactions. Some allergies may exhibit similar symptoms to a cold or even the flu, but it is critical to make sure you know which is causing your sniffles in order to receive the correct treatment and get the best medical attention for […]

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National Donor Day

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 […]

By |February 21st, 2019|Blog, Health News, News & Updates|Comments Off on National Donor Day

Local Public Health Updates to be Aware of

The CDC works hard to keep the public aware of any health updates that could affect them. These include things such as outbreaks and recalls on food to recommendations regarding carbon monoxide poisoning.

The types of alerts the CDC issues include:
• Health Alert – this is the most important type of public health update. This alert […]

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Convincing Vaccine Skeptics

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 […]

By |January 29th, 2019|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Convincing Vaccine Skeptics

Avoiding Injury in 2019

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 […]

By |January 25th, 2019|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Avoiding Injury in 2019

Getting in Shape at Home

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 […]

By |December 28th, 2018|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Getting in Shape at Home

Building an Immune system

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 […]

By |November 30th, 2018|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Building an Immune system

Slipping on Ice

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 […]

By |November 30th, 2018|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Slipping on Ice

Watch Out For The Candy !

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? […]

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