Fall is in full swing, which can take some time for you to adjust to as the temperatures fluctuate and the weather goes from sunny and warm to rainy and cold on a day-to-day basis. Two illnesses that increase in popularity during this time of year are the cold and flu, caused by highly contagious […]
It is the peak of summer & it is hot outside! I know most of us can’t wait to get outside and enjoy the nice weather. However, you must be aware of dehydrating in this heat! Did you know our bodies consist of 60% water? More than half of us is made up of liquids. […]
Summertime is one of the best seasons of the year! It is very common for us to just want to run outside and spend time in the sun and enjoy its rays. However, did you know almost over 70% of adults and children report that they have gotten a sunburn at least once last summer? […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]