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Teaching Your Kids About Hygiene

Children are naturally curious by nature, learning about things through all of their senses including touch. As they return to school, your child may take some time to readjust to being around other children and new germs. Teaching your children about proper hygiene can prevent them from getting sick and spreading illness throughout your home. …

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Health Tips for Women 

Women are a group of people that seem always to be taking care of everyone around them but often neglect themselves. Your health has to be a priority if you want to be around years from now to continue taking care of those that you love! Check out this quick list of health tips that …

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How Important Are Travel Vaccinations? 

Being skeptical of vaccinations seems to be a trend lately, so it’s no surprise that travel vaccinations are often missed too. To make the answer simple, travel vaccinations are essential! A small shot could mean the difference between having a carefree and fun travel experience or ending up in a hospital in a foreign country. …

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National Immunization Awareness Month!

Now that August has arrived, that can only mean one thing — it’s time for the kids to start heading back to school! But did you know that August is also National Immunization Awareness Month? Getting immunized against infectious diseases is important for your health, as well as the health of those around you. And …

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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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Why Urgent Care Centers Are Becoming More Popular

You’ve probably noticed that the amount of urgent care centers has been on the rise. It seems like everywhere you look, you can find AFC Urgent Care. There’s no doubt that these urgent care centers are giving the traditional emergency room a run for their money, but why is that? Efficient Care One of the …

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The Importance of Sending Your Kids to Summer Camp

Making a choice to send your child away during the summer is difficult. For many children, summer camp is the first time they’re actually away from their parents. While that may be a scary thought for children and parents alike, there are plenty of reasons why sending your child to summer camp is essential. Letting …

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National Nutrition Month

2019 is the first year that will be home to national nutrition month! Just like the name suggests, that’s a whole month dedicated to sharing knowledge and tips towards healthy nutrition habits. The goal of this is to help the public become more in tune with what they’re putting into their bodies, what they actually …

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Symptoms & Prevention of Ear Infections

Ear infections commonly affect children under the age of six due to their developing bodies. Since your child may not have the full vocabulary to explain what is hurting them, common symptoms include tugging or scratching at the ear. An ear infection can take several days to present signs that one is present. AFC Urgent …

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