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Signs Your Child Has the Flu

Coughing, sore throat and fever, oh my! Your child is definitely sick, but with what? The cold and flu viruses can often be tricky for parents to tell apart because many of the symptoms are the same, but there are several signs that your child has more than just a cold. Here's what to look for:

Fever

30th January 2017

AFC Urgent Care Flu Season Update

If you've gotten your flu shot already, great job! You're much better protected against getting the flu this flu season. And if you still haven't gotten your yearly flu shot yet, there's no time to waste! Protecting yourself against the flu is vital to your health, as well as the health of those around you, and as we approach peak flu season you're more likely than before to catch the flu.

20th January 2017

New Year, New Health Goals

At the start of every new year, we all make resolutions to improve our health and our daily lives. But often, in the hustle and bustle of the new year, we end up forgetting or neglecting our resolutions, and which makes our goals that much harder to accomplish.

13th January 2017

Debunking Flu Myths

You’ve probably have heard that you can get the flu from getting the flu shot, or that it’s just a really bad cold.  While getting the flu shot is the best way to protect yourself against influenza, there are some common misconceptions about the flu shot.

13th January 2017

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.

Before

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