Stress Awareness Month is recognized in April, which makes it the perfect time to gain a better understanding of the two most common types of stress. While we can’t eliminate all potential stressful situations from life, there are steps we can take to better manage them. Read on as our AFC Urgent Care TN team takes a look at the issue. What Is Acute Stress? Short-term stress is also known as acute stress. Read on →

You’ve been hard at work all day. The last thing you want to do is spend hours cooking a meal. But you don’t have to turn to an unhealthy option. That’s why our team at AFC Urgent Care TN wants to talk you through some healthy eating basics. Why Is It Important to Fill Up on Healthy Foods? It is very easy to go to the vending machine on lunch breaks to grab a bag of chips for a snack, or to eat out on a constant basis so that you don’t have to spend time cooking after a long day at work. Read on →

Feeling under the weather? While you might think you just need to take an antibiotic to feel better, that’s not always the case. Read on as our team at AFC Urgent Care TN shares some insight about the topic. Can I Take an Antibiotic for an Infection? That depends on the type of your illness. If you are diagnosed with a bacterial infection, your doctor may prescribe an antibiotic, which has been shown as an effective treatment. Read on →

Soccer, softball and track—oh my! Spring sports season has finally arrived. Is your athlete ready? If your child still needs a sports physical, now’s the time to stop by one of our AFC Urgent Care TN locations. We’re open seven days a week, with no appointment necessary! Why Does My Child Need a Sports Physical? Sports physicals are necessary to ensure the safety of your child while participating in the sport or sports he or she loves. Read on →

Did you know that your heart beats about 2.5 billion times over your lifetime? That’s kinda amazing to think about, right? During American Heart Month this month, our team at AFC Urgent Care TN is here to help you make every heartbeat count with healthy lifestyle habits. What Is Heart Disease? Heart disease is defined as any heart condition that is caused by the narrowing of blood vessels, blood clots and/or structural damage to the heart muscle or vessels. Read on →

Let’s face it. No one wants the flu. However, if you do get the flu, is there a “better” one to be diagnosed with? Our team at AFC Urgent Care TN wants to share some basic details about the different types of flu, as well as what symptoms you might experience. What Are the Types of Flu? There are three main strains (or types) of the flu—A, B and C. Read on →

It is never fun when you start experiencing the symptoms of a respiratory infection. Fortunately, when symptoms do strike, our AFC Urgent Care TN centers are here to help you receive quality treatment so that you can get to feeling as good as new as soon as possible. What Is a Respiratory Infection? A respiratory infection is one in which a virus settles into your nose, throat and airways. Most respiratory infections last around seven to 10 days. Read on →

Did you know that more than 3 million cases of strep throat are diagnosed each year among Americans? That’s a lot of sore throats! Fortunately, a sore throat doesn’t always have to mean strep. Our team at AFC Urgent Care TN wants to share some insight into the causes of sore throats and when to seek medical attention. What Is a Sore Throat? When you experience any type of pain in the throat, it is known as a “sore throat. Read on →

Coughs can be caused by many different things. While sometimes a cough occurs because the throat is irritated due to smoke or other fragrance in the air, a cough can also occur because an illness has set in, such as the cold or flu. But when should you seek medical attention for a cough? Our team at AFC Urgent Care TN wants to offer some insight. What Is a Cough? Read on →

Sinus infections can come with a lot of facial pain. Therefore, you might automatically think you have to go straight to an ear, nose and throat specialist for care. However, this isn’t the case. The qualified physicians at our AFC Urgent Care TN locations are happy to help you with your sinus infection so that you can get back to feeling your best as soon as possible. Do I Have a Sinus Infection? Read on →