Heart Health Warning Signs You Should Look Out For

February 26, 2016

" It’s the middle of February, which means our New Year’s resolutions are either new habits or fond memories. We at AFC Urgent Care/ are hoping that one of your resolutions was to maintain a healthy lifestyle, and to help you stay on track, we have compiled a list of things to look out for when you’re evaluating your health. As February is American Heart Month, we’ll go over what could indicate ...

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The Zika Virus – What You Need to Know Now: Part One

February 12, 2016

" Mosquitoes have always been a source of annoyance. Usually, we only need to worry about them in the summer, but the Zika virus outbreak is causing people to sweat throughout the world. So, what exactly is Zika? We’re here to help you learn everything you need to know about Zika virus. Zika virus disease is caused by a virus transmitted by Aedes mosquitoes. The virus has been known to circulate Africa, the Americas, Asia ...

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Injuries in the Workplace During Winter Months

February 2, 2016

" Driving to work on slippery roads is not the only thing workers have to worry about during winter months. Cold temperatures, snow, sleet, freezing rain and ice increase the risk for several types of work-related injuries. It is important that employers protect employees by implementing policies that improve safety, but it also important for employees to understand how to protect themselves from common winter injuries. When workers have to walk through snow-covered parking lots or ...

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Flu Season Facts, Part 2

February 2, 2016

" Here is the second part of our series on flu season! We hope you took our advice from last week and got your flu shot! We’re going to get a bit more into the nitty-gritty about how the flu spreads and what makes the flu vaccine work. So hang on, we’re diving right in! The influenza virus is a respiratory virus, and it spreads primarily through contact with respiratory droplets. However, these droplets ...

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