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Fall in Love with Feeling Good

New Year’s resolutions fell by the wayside weeks ago (do you still do that?) and the cold and flu season has gripped the country in a vise that has been hard to shake. This time of year, the effort to live a healthy and balanced life can seem like a losing battle.

Hey, don’t give up! […]

By |February 16th, 2018|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Fall in Love with Feeling Good

Who’s in Danger of Getting the Flu?

The influenza virus, commonly known as the flu, varies from year to year, both in terms of what type of flu is most common and how hard it hits various geographic locations. This year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC, is reporting widespread activity in nearly all parts of the United States.

Gathering Data

The […]

By |February 7th, 2018|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Who’s in Danger of Getting the Flu?

The Lifecycle of the Flu

Most years, the terms “flu season” and “flu shot” are viewed as a pesky seasonal rite of passage, a nuisance, another thing on your to-do list. But this year, the virulent H3N2 virus — which has been circulating for 50 years and dubbed the “Hong Kong flu” — is getting peoples’ attention.

The 2017–2018 flu season […]

By |February 7th, 2018|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on The Lifecycle of the Flu

Runny, Stuffy, Sniffles and More!

A drip, a scratch, a-choo, a stuffy nose and a cough. These are the tell-tale signs of the most common ailment in the world — the common cold. Between the drier air outside, which may make your nose drier and more vulnerable to a viral infection, and people spending more time together inside — whether […]

By |February 1st, 2018|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Runny, Stuffy, Sniffles and More!

Are Extra Pounds Weighing Down Your Immune System?

It probably comes as no surprise that losing weight and getting healthy is high on the list when it comes to New Year’s resolutions. And like so many promises we make to ourselves, it’s usually easier said than done. At American Family Care, we see the effects of obesity every day. High blood pressure, heart […]

By |January 8th, 2018|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Are Extra Pounds Weighing Down Your Immune System?

What Happens When You Get the Flu Vaccine

Winter months are setting in and flu season is ramping up. The easiest (and most effective) way to fight off the flu is to get your flu shot! Unfortunately, there are quite a few misconceptions about how the flu vaccine functions and the important role it plays in protecting your body.

How the Flu Shot Works

When […]

By |January 8th, 2018|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on What Happens When You Get the Flu Vaccine

Common Flu Myths & Why They Are So Dangerous

The much-dreaded flu season is here, which means it’s time to protect yourself against the virus and common myths that surround it. Every year these misconceptions surface and spread, well, like a virus. Flu myths such as these are equally as harmful as they are false, so don’t let misinformation about the flu and the […]

By |December 18th, 2017|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Common Flu Myths & Why They Are So Dangerous

5 Tips for Staying Healthy During Winter Sports

Winter sports are fun but not always the safest activities. If you imagine yourself careening down a hill towards another skier or skating on the rink and then getting nailed by a hockey puck – well, you can probably see how and why plenty of cold-weather athletes wind up seeing a doctor unexpectedly.

And you don’t […]

By |December 18th, 2017|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on 5 Tips for Staying Healthy During Winter Sports

How to Prepare for Inclement Weather

A storm is brewing. Are you ready?

Even if you’re reading this when the skies are sunny and blue, chances are, sooner or later, you’re going to be confronted with inclement weather. Maybe you live in a part of the country that’s visited by hurricanes or tornadoes. Perhaps you live in a snowbelt. If you’re in […]

By |December 18th, 2017|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on How to Prepare for Inclement Weather

Grow a ‘Mo and Save a Bro This “Movember”

If you visit AFC Urgent Care this November, you might notice some of our male associates rocking a different look. In fact, you might begin noticing men around your town developing a sudden fondness for facial hair — particularly the moustache. It’s no coincidence that men are suddenly sporting an upper lip with zip this November. That’s because […]

By |November 20th, 2017|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Grow a ‘Mo and Save a Bro This “Movember”
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