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How to Prepare for Inclement Weather

A storm is brewing. Are you ready?

Even if you’re reading this when the skies are sunny and blue, chances are, sooner or later, you’re going to be confronted with inclement weather. Maybe you live in a part of the country that’s visited by hurricanes or tornadoes. Perhaps you live in a snowbelt. If you’re in […]

By |November 29th, 2017|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on How to Prepare for Inclement Weather

Why You Should Stay Home When You Have the Flu

Now that we’re officially in the holiday season, we’re also in cold/flu season.

While everyone is getting into the holly-jolly spirit, you will also find people coughing, sneezing, wheezing, and other symptoms that could indicate that they are sick with a cold, the flu, or worse.

We’re also at the end of the calendar year, which means […]

By |November 20th, 2017|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Why You Should Stay Home When You Have the Flu

National Diabetes Month

November is National Diabetes Month, an event designed to bring attention to diabetes and the impact this disease has every day on millions of Americans. According to the American Diabetes Association®, Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the U.S. In 2015, 30.3 million Americans suffered from diabetes, and approximately 1.5 million new […]

By |November 17th, 2017|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on National Diabetes Month

Grow a ‘Mo and Save a Bro This “Movember”

If visit America’s Family Care (AFC) this November, you might notice some of our male associates rocking a different look. In fact, you might begin noticing men around your town developing a sudden fondness for facial hair — particularly the moustache. It’s no coincidence that men are suddenly sporting an upper lip with zip this […]

By |November 17th, 2017|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Grow a ‘Mo and Save a Bro This “Movember”

Winter Is Coming…And So Is Flu Season

The colder months are nearly here, which means it’s time to prepare yourself to fight against the flu. Catching the flu is quite a taxing ordeal, almost always resulting in having to call out sick from work. The Bureau of Labor Statistics has done studies that show there is a notable spike in illness-related work absences each […]

By |November 2nd, 2017|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Winter Is Coming…And So Is Flu Season

Health Benefits of Eating In-Season Produce

Eating fresh produce is always a good idea when it comes to your health, but eating in-season fruits and vegetables can be even more beneficial for your well-being. A diet rich in produce can help reduce the risk of diseases such as high blood pressure, heart disease and even some forms of cancer. By eating […]

By |September 27th, 2017|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Health Benefits of Eating In-Season Produce

Why Does My Child Need a Sports Physical?

If your child is playing a sport this fall, it’s time to start thinking about a sports physical, also known as a Preparticipation Physical Exam (PPE). Before a player can compete, most schools and sports leagues will require a physical. Typically, there are two sections the PPE – a medical history review and a physical […]

By |September 27th, 2017|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Why Does My Child Need a Sports Physical?

August is National Immunization Month

August is National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM), and AFC Urgent Care Yorktown Heights would like to encourage you to stop in for a hassle-free checkup to ensure you and your family are up to date on your vaccinations. Immunizations are important for people of all ages and help prevent countless, often deadly, diseases. Vaccines are administered to stimulate […]

By |August 22nd, 2017|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on August is National Immunization Month

Preventing Heat Injuries for the Elderly

Summertime temperatures can pose a threat for all – especially the elderly. Due to how the body naturally changes with age, older adults are at greater risk for heat-related injuries. Society harps on young adults for the importance of sunscreen, staying hydrated and other health precautions during the warm season, but have we truly considered […]

By |August 11th, 2017|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Preventing Heat Injuries for the Elderly

Grilling Good Times with Safety on the Menu

After being cooped up in the house all winter, it’s only natural to want to get outside with family and friends and enjoy some outdoor recreation. That usually means a tasty meal cooked on an outdoor grill with plenty of cool drinks to wash it all down. As carefree as it might sound, it’s not […]

By |July 21st, 2017|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Grilling Good Times with Safety on the Menu
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