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When Should I Get Tested For STDs?

Being sexually active puts you at risk for becoming infected with a sexually transmitted disease (STD).  In most cases, young people and gay and bisexual men are the main demographic of those at risk of getting infected.  

4th January 2017

It's Not Too Late To Get Your Flu Shot!

By December, many people feel like it's too late to get their flu shot. Flu season has started, and if they didn't get their flu shot in the fall, they're certainly not going to find time for it during the busy holiday season. But the truth is, as long as people are still getting sick with the flu, people should still be getting the flu shot.

12th December 2016

Keep Your Health In Check This Holiday Season

Between Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner and holiday parties, it’s hard not to indulge on your favorite holiday foods.  From turkey smothered in gravy, to macaroni & cheese, to cups of eggnog, eating these fattening foods can potentially increase your cholesterol levels. 

6th December 2016

Avoid Getting the Flu

You may experience a hoarse cough, a stuffy nose, and feel sore even though you’re long overdue for a workout.  Are you experiencing a cold, or do you have the flu?

The symptoms of the common cold and the flu are very similar.  Some of the similarities include:

29th November 2016

How to Prepare for an Earthquake

Living in an area that is highly susceptible to earthquakes mean being prepared, at all times.  Earthquakes can happen at any given moment, with no warning.  With this in mind, it is important to have a plan of what to do in the case of a disaster emergency.

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16th November 2016

Winter Illness Guide

Winter's approaching, and with the cold weather, winter's bringing a host of illnesses with it. Each week, you probably notice more and more people around you sneezing and coughing. Common winter illnesses include influenza, bronchitis, the common cold, strep throat and pneumonia.

3rd November 2016

The Benefits of Seeing a Primary Care Physician

Why should I see a doctor if I feel perfectly healthy? Too many people ask this question to justify not seeing a physician on an annual basis. The big problem with this rationale is that by avoiding the doctor’s office, you’re preventing a medical professional from detecting a potentially serious medical condition in its early stages.
25th October 2016

The Healthiest (and Least Healthy) Halloween Candy

Here at AFC Urgent Care Portland, we don't want to spoil the fun this Halloween, however, as a medical center, it is our job to let our patients know what is, and what isn't good for their health. While candy isn't necessarily healthy, there are certain brands of candy that are less unhealthy than others.

17th October 2016

Debunking Flu Shot Myths

While the start of October marks the arrival of fall's many wonderful elements, such as apple picking, gorgeous weather and the start of the Trailblazers' season, it unfortunately also means the start of flu season. Although flu season doesn't peak until mid-winter, there have already been a number of cases reported throughout the United States.

6th October 2016

Explaining Oregon's Shockingly High Skin Cancer Rates

With Fall beginning this week, a discussion about skin cancer seems a season too late. Yet if there's one thing to know about skin cancer, it's that it is always a threat, regardless of the season and regardless of where you live in the country.

21st September 2016