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What Happens During a School Physical?

The school year is only weeks away from beginning, and while local school districts may be putting together plans for how schooling will function, your child will still need an updated physical on file with the nurse. Physicals are required each year from kindergarten through the first year of college and must be put on …

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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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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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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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