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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

August is National Immunization Month

August is National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM), and AFC Urgent Care Southcenter would like to encourage you to stop in for a hassle-free checkup to ensure you and your family are up to date on your vaccinations. Immunizations are important for people of all ages and help prevent countless, often deadly, diseases. Vaccines are administered to stimulate […]

By |August 22nd, 2017|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on August is National Immunization Month

Preventing Heat Injuries for the Elderly

Summertime temperatures can pose a threat for all – especially the elderly. Due to how the body naturally changes with age, older adults are at greater risk for heat-related injuries. Society harps on young adults for the importance of sunscreen, staying hydrated and other health precautions during the warm season, but have we truly considered […]

By |August 7th, 2017|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Preventing Heat Injuries for the Elderly

Grilling Good Times with Safety on the Menu

After being cooped up in the house all winter, it’s only natural to want to get outside with family and friends and enjoy some outdoor recreation. That usually means a tasty meal cooked on an outdoor grill with plenty of cool drinks to wash it all down. As carefree as it might sound, it’s not […]

By |July 31st, 2017|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Grilling Good Times with Safety on the Menu

Summer Protective Gear – Do You Have Everything on This List?

While you’re having your fun in the sun this summer, are you staying safe in the heat? Summer weather and more outdoor activities means there’s a higher risk of injury from things like sun exposure, dangerous insects, heat injury and more. Make sure you’re prepared for your summer fun by stocking up on these essential […]

By |July 24th, 2017|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Summer Protective Gear – Do You Have Everything on This List?

4 Workplace Safety Tips to Follow

While it may feel great to have a getaway from the workplace, you probably don’t want to do so while recovering from an on-the-job injury.

The foundation of workplace safety is one that encourages employees to practice company policies.

Here are four workplace safety tips every employee should follow to create a safe work environment and decrease […]

By |July 24th, 2017|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on 4 Workplace Safety Tips to Follow
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