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Flu Shots & Preventative Care

What is the seasonal flu vaccine and why is it so important for us to have it? The flu virus is constantly evolving, meaning that your last flu shot 6 months ago is no longer applicable to this season’s flu virus. The vaccine is typically made up of the dead virus, which is then injected […]

September 10th, 2014|Blog|Comments Off on Flu Shots & Preventative Care

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 […]

December 20th, 2017|Health News, 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 […]

December 19th, 2017|Health News, 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 […]

November 27th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on How to Prepare for Inclement Weather

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 […]

October 26th, 2017|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Winter Is Coming…And So Is Flu Season

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 […]

September 18th, 2017|News & Updates|Comments Off on Why Does My Child Need a Sports Physical?

AFC Urgent Care Is Raising Money For Hurricane Harvey Recovery Efforts

In the wake of the recent disaster from Harvey, AFC has been committed to supporting recovery efforts. As you may have seen in our recent post, our Houston owners have been volunteering their time to rescue victims from the flooding as well as providing free medical attention and supplies.

But the support doesn’t stop there. AFC […]

September 5th, 2017|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on AFC Urgent Care Is Raising Money For Hurricane Harvey Recovery Efforts

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 […]

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

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 […]

August 1st, 2017|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Summer Protective Gear – Do You Have Everything on This List?

What Sends People to Urgent Care in the Summer?

Summer is a busy time for urgent care centers. Learn how you can avoid some of the most common summer injuries while you have your fun in the sun.

 

Summer is one of the most exciting times of the year! With vacations, backyard barbecues, fireworks shows and more to look forward to, there’s lots of fun […]

July 20th, 2017|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on What Sends People to Urgent Care in the Summer?

The Best (And Healthiest!) Summer Activities for You and Your Kids

Summertime – the kids are home with loads of free time! They may feel inclined to relax on the couch until school starts up again in the fall, but don’t let them miss out on the lively energy of those summer months. AFC Urgent Care Bound Brook encourages parents and kids to take advantage of the […]

July 7th, 2017|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on The Best (And Healthiest!) Summer Activities for You and Your Kids