Labor Day Is Coming! Are You Being a Responsible Worker?

Labor Day, a celebration of the spirit and dignity of the American worker, has been a regular fixture in the United States since the late 19th century. It became a national holiday under President Grover Cleveland and focuses on the American worker and the progress toward making work safe and rewarding for all. One of …

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Better Health for Back-to-School

Break out the lunch boxes and the three-ring binders, back-to-school season is upon us again! Amid the mad dash for backpacks, pencil cases and the rapidly approaching school bus, it’s easy to forget about the health concerns of going back to school. Back-to-school time is also prime time for germs and bugs; an enormous number …

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5 Reasons to Pick Urgent Care over ER

Everyone’s heard it before. “We were stuck in the ER for hours.” It makes sense; your primary care physician might be booked till next Tuesday, but sudden illnesses and injuries can’t wait that long. So you shuttle your sick or injured loved one to an emergency room and wait. And wait. And … well, you …

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Avoid Stomach Troubles While Overseas

Strolling the streets of Paris or taking in the scenery in the Greek islands are great ways to spend a summer vacation abroad. But with all the memories you’ll be making, don’t make the mistake of getting sick. Going abroad comes with its own set of health dangers, and the Centers for Disease Control and …

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Skin Cancer Awareness Part 2

Last week, we told you about a young woman who shared her graphic battle with skin cancer with the world. We brought you up to speed on the dangerous realities of tanning beds and the harm they can cause your skin. This week, we’re taking a look at some of the best ways to prevent …

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Skin Cancer – Tanning Dangers

A story making the news rounds caught our eye recently. A long-time tanning bed devotee posted a graphic selfie featuring her face with some pretty severe looking damage, which she said was a direct result of her time spent in tanning beds during her teen years. After being diagnosed with two types of skin cancer, …

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Questions For Your Urgent Care Doctor

Who’s got a question? You should! When it comes to urgent care, patients often expect to be the ones answering questions, but it’s important for patients to ask questions, too. This helps your doctor develop an accurate diagnosis and helps you take an active role in your health. At AFC Urgent Care, we know it’s …

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