August is National Immunization Month

August is National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM), and American Family Care (AFC) would like to encourage you to stop in for a hassle-free checkup to ensure you and your family are up to date on your vaccinations. Immunizations are important for people of all ages and help prevent countless, often deadly, diseases. Vaccines are administered to stimulate your immune system so should you come in contact with that disease, your body is better prepared to fight it off. Vaccinations Save Lives

Preventing Heat Injuries for the Elderly

Summertime temperatures 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 how rising temperatures drastically affect the elderly. American Family Care wants you to be educated on the preventative measures, symptoms and how to help an elder suffering from overexposure. Sunburn

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.

Most Common Men's Health Issues

June may be Men's Health Month, but that doesn't mean men shouldn't be taking care of their health all year long. In fact, studies show that far too few men are getting annual physicals to check up on their wellness — and potentially save themselves from complicated, costly and painful health problems. So, what should men be watching out for in terms of their health? Here are some of the most common health issues among men, and how you can avoid them:

 

Heart Disease

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 without a few risks. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), 16,600 patients sought emergency room treatment for injuries sustained while grilling outdoors during 2014.

How Allergies Can Affect You Long-Term

Allergies may not seem like a significant illness that needs immediate treatment, but ignoring your symptoms can have serious, long-lasting effects. If left untreated, allergies can greatly affect your quality of life; you may suffer from increased risk of health problems, decreased brain function and even mood instability. Early treatment is key to avoiding allergy-related health problems later down the road, and American Family Care has just what you need to make it through allergy season unscathed.

Preventing Allergies

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 your local American Family Care.

Imagine being able to stop allergies in children before they even develop. Here are some things to consider trying:

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Avoid the Wait for Your Primary Care Physician

Visit AFC Urgent Care for Your Seasonal Allergy Needs

How to Help Your Kids with Seasonal Allergies

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Seasonal allergies affect a lot of people in the springtime. As soon as the trees begin to bloom, many people are met with sniffling noses, watery eyes and endless coughing, among other symptoms. It can be hard to deal with your own allergies, but when your kids get allergies, it’s especially tough. Here are some tips from American Family Care to help your kids beat their seasonal allergies:

 

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The Zika Virus - What You Need to Know Now: Part One

Mosquitoes have always been a source of annoyance. Usually we only need to worry about them in the summer, but the Zika virus outbreak is causing people to sweat throughout the world. So what exactly is Zika? We're here to help you learn everything you need to know about Zika virus.