Surely when the fall weather begins to move in, the allergy symptoms will come to an end, right? Wrong! Unfortunately, during the fall season, ragweed starts to come out and play, which can be a huge trigger for many allergy sufferers. Fortunately, our team at AFC Urgent Care TN has some tips to share about how you can better manage your allergy symptoms this season. What Allergens Are Bad in the Fall? Read on →

Life is full of risk, even when it comes to playing sports. However, by wearing the right equipment and taking certain precautions, many sports injuries among young athletes can be prevented. Our team at AFC Urgent Care TN wants to offer some tips on what sports injuries are common, as well as steps to take to prevent and treat injuries. Are Sports Injuries Common? The short answer is yes. Millions of children in the United States participate in sports, and more than a million sports-related injuries are diagnosed each year in kids. Read on →

Is your sleep schedule out of whack due to the summer months? It is time to get back on a sleep schedule, especially to improve your overall health. Our team at AFC Urgent Care TN wants to help you establish a better sleep routine starting now! Am I Getting Enough Sleep? Well, we can’t answer for you specifically. But most Americans do not get enough quality sleep each night. Read on →

Who really wants to experience a bug bite? No one! We can all live without the itchy, pesky annoyance of bug bites in our lives. That’s why our team at AFC Urgent Care TN wants to offer you tips on how to protect yourself from bug bites this summer. Why Is It Important to Protect Myself From Mosquitoes? While most mosquito bites are harmless, there’s the very real potential for them to carry disease. Read on →

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 →