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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

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 […]

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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 11th, 2017|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Grilling Good Times with Safety on the Menu

School’s Out! 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 Clearwater encourages parents and kids to take advantage of the beautiful […]

By |July 5th, 2017|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on School’s Out! The Best (and Healthiest) Summer Activities for You and Your Kids

The “Man Up Checkup”…

A basic health screening designed specifically for men

Research shows men are more than twice as likely to avoid medical treatments and exams as women, with many men lacking a primary care physician. Indeed, a recent study by researchers at the Cleveland Clinic found:

Sixty percent of American men don’t go for an annual physical
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By |June 15th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on The “Man Up Checkup”…

Why Do Men Avoid the Doctor?

June is National Men’s Health Month, but are men taking their health seriously enough? Surveys show they might not be. A recent survey by the Cleveland Clinic found that more than half of American men don’t go for an annual physical, which can lead to serious health problems. And their reasons for avoiding the doctor? […]

By |June 13th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Why Do Men Avoid the Doctor?

June is Men’s Health Month

Father’s Day falls on the third Sunday every June. This annual celebration allows us to illustrate our appreciation for the fathers in our lives. June is also Men’s Health Month, which raises awareness regarding the health concerns surrounding men.

Men suffer from several diseases at a considerably higher rate than women. This can be captured by […]

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How to Help Your Kids Grow Up Allergy-Free

Spring is a beautiful time of year, with trees and flowers starting to bloom. But it can be a miserable time of year for people with allergies. You know all too well the sniffling and sneezing that comes with the season. You also know that you can find relief thanks to the doctors at AFC […]

By |May 12th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on How to Help Your Kids Grow Up Allergy-Free

May is National Urgent Care Awareness Month

Now that it looks like flu season is over (keep your fingers crossed!), we’re greeted by the arrival of spring allergies along with all of the medical conditions that plague us each spring and summer. This makes now an excellent time to educate Americans about the perks of visiting an urgent care center. Every year, […]

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