In recognition of Healthy Aging Month this September, the team at AFC Urgent Care TN wants you to know that just because you put another candle on your birthday cake this year, that doesn’t mean that your health has to start on a downhill path. There are steps you can take to age gracefully! Your Health Isn’t a Number. It’s How You Feel. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, older adults need at least 2 hours and 30 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity every week. Read on →

School is back in session, and the days are starting a slow, gradual process toward becoming cooler. That can only mean one thing—the flu season is ahead. The team at AFC Urgent Care TN has a few tips on preparing yourself and your family for the upcoming flu season. Take a Shot, and Keep Your Health! One of the most common things we see with children coming in for flu shots is a fear of shots and needles, so we have put together some tips for helping to reduce your child’s anxiety when it comes to getting any type of shot, including the flu shot. Read on →

The team at AFC Urgent Care TN knows that the beautiful weather outside during the summer can tempt us to spend hours outdoors. But are you taking the precautions needed to stay safe in the summer heat? Read on for some tips on handling these hot summer days. Back-to-School Tips for Sports A new sports season is upon us! Who’s excited? We are sure your athlete is! However, in preparation of a new year, it can be hard to transition from summer to a new school year, especially when you add a crazy sports schedule into the mix. Read on →

The team at AFC Urgent Care TN wants this school year to be one of the most fun years yet for your child. However, there may be some anxiety as a new school year begins. Fortunately, there are ways you can help your child ease the butterflies and enjoy a new year! Get Ready for School! One of the best ways to help relieve any anxiety your child might have before the new school year is by meeting his or her teacher. Read on →

The team at AFC Urgent Care TN knows that the beautiful weather outside during the summer can tempt us to spend hours outdoors. But are you taking the precautions needed to stay safe in the summer heat? Read on for some tips on handling these hot summer days. Keep Your Cool We’ve made it to the hottest part of the year. Are you setting yourself and your family up for success? Read on →

The team at AFC Urgent Care TN wants you to be able to enjoy the summer months, but not at the expense of your health. The following are ways to make sure your summer eating habits are on par with what’s considered healthy. Healthy Summer Eating Tips During the summer months, your normal routine is probably not quite as on track as it is during the rest of the year. Everyone is on different sleep schedules (including bedtimes and wake-up times), and each person in the household might even be on a different work/personal schedule. Read on →

The team at AFC Urgent Care TN is happy that you are looking to improve your workout routine in order to live a healthier life. However, when taking your exercise routine outdoors, it’s important you make sure your summer workout is safe! Be Safe Out There The first thing you want to make sure you bring with you for your workout is water. This is an important habit to establish no matter where you’re working out, or what the activity is. Read on →

The team at AFC Urgent Care TN is just as excited as you that summer days are here. However, to keep your family happy and healthy this summer, it’s important to take precautions to keep safe in the sun. Practice Sun Safety Who doesn’t want to spend most days out in the sun during the summer months? However, you want to make sure you don’t get burned while having fun outdoors, as a serious burn can have dangerous consequences, both immediately and in the long-term. Read on →

The team at AFC Urgent Care TN understands how important it is to watch your spending and to stay within the family budget. However, while used products do allow many people the opportunity to purchase an item at a more reasonable cost, sometimes used isn’t always better. Watch What You Buy Used For one, cribs continually change safety requirements. Back in the day, drop-side cribs were extremely popular. However, today, they are banned in the United States. Read on →

The team at AFC Urgent Care TN wants you to know that while the topic is not commonly discussed, pelvic floor disorders are common in women in the United States. In fact, according to a recent survey, among 8,000 non-pregnant women studied, more than 17 percent experience urinary incontinence, while more than 8 percent experience fecal incontinence. Both are forms of pelvic floor disorder. Are you affected? Let’s Talk Pelvic Floor Disorder While this isn’t a topic many people are familiar or comfortable with, it’s a health issue that affects many women. Read on →