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How to Make Your New Year's Resolutions Stick

The start of a new year is a great time to reflect, refresh, and set some goals for yourself. Some people have the same goals every year while others like to change it up (sometimes drastically). Unfortunately, making the resolution is the easy part, the hard part is keeping it for the next 364+ days.

7th January 2021

How to Safely Celebrate the Holidays

The holiday season is a time to gather together, visit loved ones, and enjoy celebrating whatever traditions your families may have. However, like most other things in 2020, this year’s holiday season is going to look and feel different. To protect the health and safety of yourself and your loved ones, gathering together may not be in the cards this year. So what can we do?

3rd December 2020

How Can I Avoid Workplace Fatigue?

Workplace fatigue has been around for years and years, but with the COVID-19 pandemic, workplace fatigue has become a larger issue. Let’s use Leslie as an example. Before the pandemic, she would head into the office around 8:30 then at noon would grab lunch with a friend or client, and typically she’d head home around 5:30.

16th November 2020

Do I Need a Flu Shot?

Maybe you get the flu shot every year or maybe you’re one of many who shy away from all things needle related. Regardless, if there’s a year to face your fears, this is it. There are many reasons to get an influenza (flu) shot, however, with COVID-19 still spreading, getting the flu vaccine in 2020-2021 is more important than ever.

5th November 2020

Virtual Learning Tips and Tricks

It’s been a little over a month since schools in Oregon started their virtual learning school year and it has been a large adjustment for teachers, parents, and students. With more and more research coming out about the negative effects of extra screen time, it’s important for both children and adults to maintain a healthy balance.

15th October 2020

Why Should I Get a Wellness Exam?

Remember when you were a kid and you’d have to go see the doctor every year? Well, that’s just as important, if not more, as an adult. Yet, it’s much less common for adults to regularly see a doctor for wellness check-ups.

9th September 2020

How to Stay Sun-Safe This Summer

A warm summer day in Oregon can be one of the most beautiful days of the year. Long full days of sunshine are perfect for hiking, relaxing by a lake, and exploring the great outdoors. However, the wonderful sun rays can turn harmful if the right precautions aren’t taken.

6th August 2020

Why Is Social Distancing Important?

While the number of cases of COVID-19 have begun to dip slightly, the pandemic is far from over within the United States. Because it's a viral infection that's passed from person to person, it's important that we continue to take steps to protect ourselves.

23rd June 2020

Am I at Risk of High Cholesterol?

The short answer is yes. We are all at risk of developing high cholesterol, which affects more than 102 million Americans.

But while we're all at risk, there are some risk factors that can increase your risk. Our team at AFC Urgent Care Portland wants to talk you through what high cholesterol is, who's at the highest risk and what you can do to prevent it.

19th June 2020

Why Do I Need to Eat Vegetables?

While some of us love vegetables, some of us hate them. And even more people just tolerate them!

But eating your veggies—and fruit, too—can reap many benefits for your health. June is recognized as National Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Month, so let’s talk about why these healthy foods are so important.

15th June 2020