The month of June is recognized as National Safety Month. During this month, efforts are made to increase awareness about how Americans can stay safe and reduce the risk of injury both at home and at work. Our AFC Urgent Care TN team wants to be a part of this initiative by offering tips on how you can improve upon safety both at home and at work. How Can You Prevent Injuries at Home? Read on →

With June 1 marking the start of Men’s Health Month, our AFC Urgent Care TN team wants the men in our community to start taking time to care for their health. Start here: How Can Men Stay Healthy? It’s not just a rumor that men don’t go to the doctor as much as women. In fact, more than 60% of men will not go to the doctor, as they feel it is not needed and health issues they are experiencing can work themselves out. Read on →

The American Cancer Society states that skin cancer is the most common cancer. In fact, about one in every five Americans will be diagnosed with skin cancer by age 70. Therefore, our AFC Urgent Care TN team wants you to protect your skin as much as possible, especially when you are outside more during the warmer months. What Is Skin Cancer? Skin cancer occurs when abnormal skin cells form, which is usually caused from the sun’s strong ultraviolet (UV) rays. Read on →

As we enter Family Wellness Month, it is a great reminder that now is a good time to refocus our goals on our family’s health as a whole. Especially with summer just around the corner, no one wants to have a family member stuck at home and sick when there’s fun to be had. That’s why it’s especially important for your family to establish healthy habits—and our team at AFC Urgent Care TN wants to share some insight on the topic. Read on →

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 →