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 →

High blood pressure, also known as “hypertension,” occurs when the force of blood against the artery walls is too high. Blood pressure under 120⁄80 mmHg is considered normal, while anything over 140⁄90 mmHg is considered high. Fortunately, if you are one of the 3 million cases of high blood pressure diagnosed each year, there are ways you can lower your blood pressure. Our team at AFC Urgent Care TN want to offer some insight. Read on →

We all get tired from time to time. It is a normal part of life. However, sometimes being tired can be a sign of something more. Our team at AFC Urgent Care TN wants to share some insight into the causes of fatigue, as well as how to prevent it. What Is Fatigue? Fatigue is defined as when a person feels tired, has no energy, is physically or mentally exhausted, or lacks motivation. Read on →

Guess what time of year it is? No, not Christmas. Flu season! The flu virus starts to rear its ugly head in October and the season often lasts until April or May. That’s why our team at AFC Urgent Care TN believes the time is now to get your flu shot! How Much Will My Flu Shot Cost? In most cases, if you have health insurance, your vaccine should be covered free of cost or copay. Read on →

Did you know more than 3 million urinary tract infections (also known as UTIs) are diagnosed every year? Our team at AFC Urgent Care TN wants you to know the symptoms associated with a urinary tract infection so that you can seek treatment at our urgent care center as soon as possible! What Is a Urinary Tract Infection? A urinary tract infection occurs when an infection occurs in your urinary system, which includes your bladder, kidneys, ureters and/or urethra. Read on →