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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 4th, 2017|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on How to Prepare for Inclement Weather

Why Use Occupational Medicine

Why Use Occupational Medicine
Occupational medicine is where companies and medicine come together to provide quality care for employees.

At AFC Urgent Care Southcenter, we’re committed to getting your employees the care they need when they need it.  Our primary focus for our occupational health program is to deliver prompt and quality care for those minor mishaps […]

By |November 20th, 2017|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Why Use Occupational Medicine

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

If visit AFC Urgent Care Southcenter 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 […]

By |November 16th, 2017|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Grow a ‘Mo and Save a Bro This “Movember”

National Diabetes Month

November is National Diabetes Month, an event designed to bring attention to diabetes and the impact this disease has every day on millions of Americans. According to the American Diabetes Association®, Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the U.S. In 2015, 30.3 million Americans suffered from diabetes, and approximately 1.5 million new cases of […]

By |November 15th, 2017|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on National Diabetes Month

Winter Is Coming…And So Is Flu Season

The colder months are nearly here, which means it’s time to prepare yourself to fight against the flu. Catching the flu is quite a taxing ordeal, almost always resulting in having to call out sick from work. The Bureau of Labor Statistics has done studies that show there is a notable spike in illness-related work absences each […]

By |November 13th, 2017|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Winter Is Coming…And So Is Flu Season

How to Avoid Back-to-School Bugs

It never seems to fail! By the time the new school year rolls around, and just as you’re getting your new family routine in place, somebody gets sick. Pretty soon, everyone’s back in the bed battling who knows what and your routine is out the window. Nobody likes to be stuck at home sick, and […]

By |October 2nd, 2017|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on How to Avoid Back-to-School Bugs

Injuries Among Older Adults

Getting hurt is inevitable, but it’s also preventable.  There are many steps one can take to avoid getting injured, such as keeping up a solid exercise regime to improve and maintain balance and coordination, safe-proofing your environment by removing obstacles that can cause tripping, and consistently maintaining your overall health with regular check-ups with your […]

By |September 25th, 2017|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Injuries Among Older Adults

Health Benefits of Eating In-Season Produce

Eating fresh produce is always a good idea when it comes to your health, but eating in-season fruits and vegetables can be even more beneficial for your well-being. A diet rich in produce can help reduce the risk of diseases such as high blood pressure, heart disease and even some forms of cancer. By eating […]

By |September 25th, 2017|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Health Benefits of Eating In-Season Produce

Why Does My Child Need a Sports Physical?

If your child is playing a sport this fall, it’s time to start thinking about a sports physical, also known as a Preparticipation Physical Exam (PPE). Before a player can compete, most schools and sports leagues will require a physical. Typically, there are two sections the PPE – a medical history review and a physical […]

By |September 25th, 2017|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Why Does My Child Need a Sports Physical?

Urgent Care vs. Retail Clinics

When it comes to receiving medical care, there are so many options out there that it can be hard to decide where to go to receive the proper medical care.

Your first instinct is to visit your primary care physician.  Your PCP is your go-to when you need your annual check-up, when you need an opinion […]

By |September 11th, 2017|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Urgent Care vs. Retail Clinics