Strep throat is a bacterial infection that is most common in colder months, requiring medical attention and prescription antibiotics to fully treat. Strep shares many symptoms with other upper respiratory infections, which can cause you to delay seeking care because you may think it’s just a simple cold or the flu. Learning the key differences […]
The colder months are nearly here, which means it’s time to prepare yourself to fight against the flu. Catching the flu is quite a taxing ordeal, almost always resulting in having to call out sick from work. The Bureau of Labor Statistics has done studies that show there is a notable spike in illness-related work absences each […]
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. […]
Flu season is in full swing, and keeping your family protected is critical to a healthy fall and winter. While there are ways you can keep yourself healthy throughout the season, the most effective way to avoid developing symptoms of the flu is by getting an annual flu shot each fall. The flu is a […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 of […]
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?
One of the biggest reasons […]
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 Your […]