Why Does the Flu Get Worse During the Winter?

Why Does the Flu Get Worse During the Winter?

In the United States, flu season almost always falls in between the end of October and the beginning of March. It’s something that the healthcare industry braces for every year, but why is flu season always at the same time? Our AFC Urgent Care Chapman Highway team...
How to Prevent Falling at Home

How to Prevent Falling at Home

Did you know? Falls are the No. 1 cause of injury among seniors, and they can often result in hip fractures, cuts and even serious head and brain injuries. To add insult to injury, out of the one in four seniors that fall, only half tell their doctor about it. Falls...
How Do I Know If I Have a Sinus Headache?

How Do I Know If I Have a Sinus Headache?

Sinus headaches certainly aren’t comfortable. When someone is dealing with a sinus headache, he or she often feels pressure around the eyes, cheeks and forehead. Plus, there is usually a head-throbbing sensation as well. While many people think they are experiencing a...
How Serious Is Shingles?

How Serious Is Shingles?

Shingles is actually quite common, as nearly one in three adults in the U.S. will get the infection during their lifetime. Shingles is typically not a large cause for concern for those who are otherwise healthy, but it can cause complications when left untreated. In...
When to Be Concerned About Nausea

When to Be Concerned About Nausea

Feeling nauseous is the worst, and it seems to always happen at the worst time. Nausea can stem from a variety of causes. Some people are highly sensitive to motion or to certain foods, medications or the effects of medical conditions. All these things can cause...
How Can I Know If I Have a Yeast Infection?

How Can I Know If I Have a Yeast Infection?

While yeast infections are uncomfortable to experience, they’re not usually serious. In fact, more than 1 million women in the U.S. have a yeast infection every year! To learn more about yeast infections and what their symptoms look like, read on as our AFC Urgent...
How Long Does Bronchitis Last?

How Long Does Bronchitis Last?

Bronchitis is a common respiratory illness, but did you know? There are actually two types of this illness: acute and chronic. Bronchitis, in general, is an inflammation of the lining in the bronchial tubes, but acute and chronic bronchitis last for different periods...
How Necessary Is It to Get Tested For STDs?

How Necessary Is It to Get Tested For STDs?

It’s true that STDs carry a lot of stigma, but they’re still more common than you might think. In fact, the CDC estimates that one in five people have an STD. Although young women and men are most vulnerable, STDs are increasingly affecting those over age 50, too. So,...