Health Tips | AFC Urgent Care | Portland

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

How Much Exercise Do I Need?

If you watch the news or read magazines, you're probably familiar with the recommendation to exercise regularly. But what exactly does that mean?

Our team at AFC Urgent Care Portland wants to break it down for you, defining how much exercise is enough and offering suggestions on how to get it. Read on as we offer some insight.

11th June 2020

Why Is Men's Health Important?

That's a bit of a trick question! Men's health is important for the same reason women's health is important—we all need to do what we can to protect our health and wellness.

June is Men's Health Month, though, which is why our team at AFC Urgent Care Portland wants to shed some light on how men can take care of their health. Read on for some insight!

1st June 2020

What Exactly Is Cholesterol?

That's an interesting question, actually! Most people think of cholesterol as one of the levels your doctor checks at your annual checkup.

And while that's true, that doesn't really nail down exactly what cholesterol is. Our team at AFC Urgent Care is taking a few minutes in this blog to shed light on what cholesterol is and how you can maintain a normal cholesterol level.

24th May 2020

Why Is It Important to Stay Active As You Age?

National Senior Health Fitness Day is just around the corner—May 27. As a result, our team at AFC Urgent Care Portland wants to share some tips about how you can continue to stay active as you age! Read on as we share some insight.

15th May 2020

What Can I Do to Prevent a Stroke?

According to the American Stroke Association, stroke is the leading cause of disability in the United States and a leading cause of death.

During American Stroke Awareness Month this May, our team at AFC Urgent Care Portland wants to help you understand your risk of stroke, as well as what you can do to help prevent a stroke from happening.

12th May 2020