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What Foods Are Good for Heart Health?

February is American Heart Month! This month is designed to raise awareness about heart health and heart disease, which is the leading cause of death among both American women and men.

Let's take a few minutes to talk through some risk factors for heart disease, as well as how you can change your eating habits to promote good heart health.

1st February 2020

Could My Sore Throat Be Strep Throat?

We grow up learning that sharing is caring. However, when it comes to germs, that is one thing you need to keep to yourself, especially when it comes to strep throat.

25th January 2020

What Can I Do to Get Rid of My Ear Infection?

Although ear infections are most common in children who are age 7 or younger, teens and adults can experience the symptoms of an ear infection, too!

No one wants to deal with the sometimes-agonizing pain of an ear infection. That's why our team at AFC Urgent Care Portland would like to share some tips on how to find relief sooner rather than later.

15th January 2020

How Can I Improve My Health in 2020?

 We all want to be our best selves in 2020. That's impossible to do without good health!

Whether you've already carved out some resolutions or not, our team at AFC Urgent Care Portland wants to encourage you to add some healthy lifestyle goals for the year. Read on as we offer some suggestions on living a healthier lifestyle.

5th January 2020

What Are the Main Causes of Kidney Stones?

Did you know? According to the National Kidney Foundation, it is estimated that one in 10 people living in the United States will have a kidney stone at some point in their lifetime.

What Is the Main Cause of Kidney Stones?

A kidney stone occurs when crystal-forming substances (like calcium and uric acid) stick together rather than dilute.

28th December 2019

When Should You See a Physician About Back Pain?

Ouch, my back!

While back pain can happen to anyone at any time, here are the main causes of back pain, as well as steps you can take to find relief!

15th December 2019

How Can I Get Rid of This Cough?

A cough can come on for a number of reasons. Whether signaling irritation or chronic bronchitis, a cough can be your body's way of getting rid of an irritant or infection.

9th December 2019

Can Cold Weather Cause a Cold?

 Old man winter might be moving into town, but that doesn't mean you necessarily will be stuck at home with a cold because of it.

Our team at AFC Urgent Care Portland wants you to know what can bring about the common cold, as well as ways to treat the cold virus as quickly as possible so that you can enjoy your holiday with family!

30th November 2019

Could I Have IBS?

According to the International Foundation for Gastrointestinal Disorders, Inc., irritable bowel syndrome (also known as IBS) affects approximately 25 to 45 million Americans. Are you one of them?

Who Gets IBS?

While anyone can get IBS, there are some groups of people who are at a higher risk than others.

25th November 2019

When Should You Be Concerned About a Mole?

Our skin changes all the time, especially as we age. However, when a mole changes, it could signal a health concern.

During National Healthy Skin Month this November, our team at AFC Urgent Care Portland wants you to know when you should be concerned about a mole on your skin.

20th November 2019