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Can I have an STI and not know?

There are many situations that may arise to bring forth the question; ‘Do I have an STI?’. The one night stand, the holiday fling, the ex who confesses to having cheated on you; any of these circumstances put you at risk for contracting an STI or STD. The problem is that even if you have […]

By |April 18th, 2018|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Can I have an STI and not know?

8 Signs You Might Have a UTI

It is National Kidney Awareness Month, so we thought it a good time to explore Urinary Tract Infections, or a UTI. What is a UTI? Urinary tract infections are bacterial infections in the urinary system. They are somewhat common, and usually do not not amount to anything serious if treated early,  although left untreated, […]

By |March 27th, 2018|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on 8 Signs You Might Have a UTI

Heart Attack from Shoveling Snow? How to Prevent it

You’ve probably seen many blogs circulating on how to prevent a heart attack, we’re guessing you haven’t seen our new addition to the list. The heart beats about 2.5 billion times over an average lifetime, and with such a heavy workload, the heart can sometime fail or experience complications. The good news is that a […]

By |March 7th, 2018|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Heart Attack from Shoveling Snow? How to Prevent it

What To Do About a Chronic Cough?

As we (finally) start to near the end of cold and flu season, many people will develop lingering chest congestion, and a cough. Coughing is our body’s way of trying to clear its airways. Some common causes of coughing include allergies, asthma, acid re-flux, dry air, and smoking. Coughing is a natural occurrence and is rarely the sign of anything […]

By |February 27th, 2018|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on What To Do About a Chronic Cough?

Bronchitis or Pneumonia; Which Is It?

When it comes to bronchitis and pneumonia, the symptoms of both can sometimes seem interchangeable, and can in turn become very confusing. When faced with a serious upper respiratory illness it is important to get medical attention as soon as possible, as often times if not treated bronchitis can lead to pneumonia. So when do […]

By |January 19th, 2018|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Bronchitis or Pneumonia; Which Is It?

Don’t Let the Bomb Cyclone Lead to Hypothermia

With the start of 2018 underway, we are already reaching new lows with warnings of the worst winter in history, and climatic terms that are new to us, such as ‘bomb cyclone’. Plummeting temperatures are currently putting everyone in the North East at risk for major health issues, including hypothermia. One of the reasons hypothermia […]

By |January 4th, 2018|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Don’t Let the Bomb Cyclone Lead to Hypothermia

5 Ways to kick off a Healthy New Year

2018, a new chance to make this year a happy and healthy New Year. This year, we want to help you make a list of resolutions that you can actually stick to. No matter how excited we are when creating our new and sensational resolutions, one reason that we so often let them go a […]

By |January 1st, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on 5 Ways to kick off a Healthy New Year

Why the Quadrivalent Flu Vaccine This Year?

Throughout the years, as flu strains mutate and change,  there there have been many different flu vaccines available to combat the different strains of influenza. You may be wondering which of these vaccines is the right choice for you. It can be confusing, but here at AFC Urgent Care Vernon we’re going to help you […]

By |December 3rd, 2017|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Why the Quadrivalent Flu Vaccine This Year?

Cold or Flu?

October means sweater weather and the arrival of our beautiful Fall Foliage, but it’s also the start of flu season. while this may seem early, don’t wait to take steps to protect yourself this flu season.  Fear not, as the flu, if dealt with early on, is preventable! Sometimes, however it can be hard to […]

By |October 23rd, 2017|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Cold or Flu?

4 Warning Signs of a Concussion

Since school sports are starting back up, it’s important to be aware of the dangers of extensive head trauma and concussions. You can help your young athlete prevent lasting damage. 

With more and more media coverage surrounding concussions and traumatic brain injuries (TBI’s) due to increasing awareness of professional football players lawsuits against the NFL, safety […]

By |September 30th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on 4 Warning Signs of a Concussion
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