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The Importance of a Flu Shot

The flu vaccination is the number one most effective protection again the flu. The flu vaccination makes you 60% less likely to need further treatment by your healthcare provider. It provides a number of benefits including less intense symptoms (if you contract the flu), less time away from work, hospitalizations, and even death.

It is recommended […]

By |September 10th, 2014|Blog|0 Comments

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 |November 29th, 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 […]

By |November 21st, 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 […]

By |November 16th, 2017|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on National Diabetes Month

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

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 |October 2nd, 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 21st, 2017|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Why Does My Child Need a Sports Physical?

August is National Immunization Month

August is National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM), and AFC Urgent Care Clearwater 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 your […]

By |August 17th, 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 10th, 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 […]

By |July 24th, 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 […]

By |July 17th, 2017|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on What Sends People to Urgent Care in the Summer?