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The Dangers of Binge Drinking

Binge drinking is something that’s become a growing problem in our society. It’s become normalized among many age groups and demographics. This activity that’s portrayed as fun and harmless is much more dangerous than you realize.

What is Binge Drinking?
Binge drinking is drinking copious amounts of alcohol in a short period. For women, more than eight […]

By |July 24th, 2019|Blog, Health News, News & Updates|Comments Off on The Dangers of Binge Drinking

Summer Boating Safety Tips

Boating is a fun way to get out of the house in the summer. Instead, you’re fishing, water skiing, or just enjoying the view – a boat is a way to go! Boating comes packed full of fun, but it also comes with plenty of room for potential danger. Staying safe on the water is […]

By |July 24th, 2019|Blog, Health News, News & Updates|Comments Off on Summer Boating Safety Tips

How to Stay Safe Camping

This is the perfect time of year to go camping. The beautiful weather and extra time most people have in the summer creates the perfect combination. Camping is a great way to unplug and disconnect from the everyday stress in your life. Unfortunately, many people’s camping get-away takes an unsafe turn very quickly. Follow these […]

By |June 18th, 2019|Blog, Health News, News & Updates|Comments Off on How to Stay Safe Camping

When should you use Urgent Care over the Emergency Room?

Did you know that the average wait time at an emergency room in New Jersey is roughly a half hour? Furthermore, a ProPublica tracker found that an emergency room wait to treat a broken bone can last just under two hours?

Emergency rooms and related facilities provide critical and life-saving treatments. But patients can experience […]

By |December 17th, 2018|Blog, Health News|Comments Off on When should you use Urgent Care over the Emergency Room?

The flu is still here to come after you!

Monster & Ghouls aren’t the only things that you have to be afraid of this October! Most people start to forget that flu season is from the begging of September to the end of December!  Yes, that’s right, the flu is still here & at large! Of course, some of you reading this may think “I […]

By |October 12th, 2018|Blog, Health News|Comments Off on The flu is still here to come after you!

Beware of Cough Medicine

Giving your child cough medicine seems like a natural and smart decision, and it is. You hear your little one coughing like they have the plague, and so you grab whatever you can find in the cabinet, whip out a spoon and tell your child to open wide. But be careful — you might be […]

By |January 25th, 2018|Blog, Health News, News & Updates|Comments Off on Beware of Cough Medicine

Are Extra Pounds Weighing Down Your Immune System?

It probably comes as no surprise that losing weight and getting healthy is high on the list when it comes to New Year’s resolutions. And like so many promises we make to ourselves, it’s usually easier said than done. At AFC Urgent Care Hillsdale, we see the effects of obesity every day. High blood pressure, […]

By |January 25th, 2018|Blog, Health News, News & Updates|Comments Off on Are Extra Pounds Weighing Down Your Immune System?

Stop the Flu in its Tracks

‘Tis the season . . . don’t worry: we know that the holidays have passed, but flu season is still in full swing! In fact, it is reported that during in the 2017-2018 season flu activity has been greater than in prior years. That’s why it’s critical for people to be on the lookout for flu signs […]

By |January 25th, 2018|Blog, Health News, News & Updates|Comments Off on Stop the Flu in its Tracks

Talk to Your Kids About Flu Prevention

Parents are being warned that their sweet little angels may actually be the face behind the flu. For a number of reasons, young children are generally more likely to spread the virus than are adults. Children usually have more contact with others, are undeniable germ magnets and tend have weaker immune systems, making them easy […]

By |January 25th, 2018|Blog, Health News, News & Updates|Comments Off on Talk to Your Kids About Flu Prevention

Common Flu Myths & Why They Are So Dangerous

The much-dreaded flu season is here, which means it’s time to protect yourself against the virus and common myths that surround it. Every year these misconceptions surface and spread, well, like a virus. Flu myths such as these are equally as harmful as they are false, so don’t let misinformation about the flu and the […]

By |December 30th, 2017|Blog, Health News, News & Updates|Comments Off on Common Flu Myths & Why They Are So Dangerous