East Tennessee is absolutely gorgeous in the summer! It may be hot, but it’s beautiful—and there’s a ton to do. But sometimes, illness strikes. If a sore throat has you feeling less than your best, there are things you can do to get back to good health. What Is Acute Pharyngitis? Acute pharyngitis, also known as sore throat, occurs when the back of your throat (pharynx) and tonsils become inflamed. Depending on the cause, your sore throat may just be pesky and annoying—or it may be extremely painful. Read on →

Summertime in east Tennessee brings hot temperatures—and beautiful weather! Who wants to be cooped up inside feeling under the weather when there’s so much fun to be had?! If a cough has got you feeling less than your best, the first step to treating it is knowing exactly what’s causing it. Why Am I Coughing? A cough can occur for many reasons. While the all-too-familiar allergies and airborne irritants are among the most common reasons, there are other causes, too: Reasons for a Cough Air pollution Asthma Allergies Bronchitis Cold COPD GERD Respiratory tract infection Smoking Why Won’t My Cough Go Away? Read on →

If you’ve lived in Tennessee long enough, you’re familiar with the way summer goes—you go out into the raging heat and then come back indoors to the cool comfort of air conditioning. But with all that temperature fluctuation can come an increased risk of sinus issues! An occasional stuffy nose probably isn’t cause for concern. But if it sticks around for a while or is interfering with your ability to breathe, it’s probably time to seek medical attention. Read on →

Warmer days are here! And who doesn’t love the idea of spending their summer days outside? But if you’ve lived in Tennessee for long, you know about the pesky bugs that often head out to play this time of year. That’s why our team at AFC Urgent Care TN wants to share tips on protecting yourself from bug bites this season. Mosquitos and Ticks and Bugs—Oh My! Each year, it seems like we hear about more and more diseases transmitted through bug bites. Read on →

Are you ready to walk on sunshine this spring and summer? Well, maybe not literally—but at least walk in the sunshine? We’ve got you covered. Our team at AFC Urgent Care TN wants to offer some suggestions on protecting your skin before you head out into the sun! Protect Your Skin Like a Pro While you might want to feel the sun on your skin, no one wants to feel the burn. Read on →

It never fails. You need to have a pre-employment testing completed as soon as possible, and doctors’ offices are booked or closed for the day. But with our AFC Urgent Care TN locations, you never have to worry about a long wait or us closing our doors on your employee. We are open seven days a week with extended office hours to help fill your employee health needs in a hurry! Read on →

With Physical Wellness Month in April, our team at AFC Urgent Care TN thought it would be the perfect time to remind you why you need to stay on top of your overall health. So let’s get started! You Need Your Physical Wellness to Be in Tip-Top Shape No matter what task you’re taking on, consistency is key. In order to have optimal wellness, you need to be making healthy lifestyle choices every day. Read on →

Spring days are upon us—and with them, spring allergies. But our team at AFC Urgent Care TN wants to make sure that you’re still able to enjoy the beautiful days of spring here in east Tennessee. That’s why we have some tips to share about fighting spring allergies. Just Say “No” to Pollen The grass is growing. The flowers are blooming. The eyes are watering. All these things we have been waiting to see as signs that spring is here are also wreaking havoc on our health—and everyone is at risk! Read on →

More than 30 million Americans have been diagnosed with diabetes. And millions more have pre-diabetes, meaning they’re at a high risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. That’s why our team at AFC Urgent Care TN wants to offer some suggestions on how to protect your health—and lower your risk of developing diabetes. Are You At Risk? Tuesday, March 27, is the American Diabetes Association’s Diabetes Alert Day, which is observed annually to help educate the community about the dangers of diabetes when left undiagnosed or untreated. Read on →