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Drink up! Don’t get dehydrated this summer!

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. […]

By |August 1st, 2018|Blog, News & Updates, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Drink up! Don’t get dehydrated this summer!

Don’t miss out because of Sunburn this summer!

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 sunburn at least once last summer? Sunburn […]

By |August 1st, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Don’t miss out because of Sunburn this summer!

Poison Ivy: Signs, Symptoms and Precautions

Poison ivy is the most common allergy in the United States, affecting about 50 million people every year. The rash from poison ivy is caused by an allergic reaction to urushiol, an oily substance in the leaves, stems and roots of poison ivy, through direct contact. Urushiol is also found in poison oak and poison […]

By |July 20th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Poison Ivy: Signs, Symptoms and Precautions

Protect Yourself from Ticks and Mosquitos This Summer

Summertime brings many opportunities for outdoor activities. From camping and hiking to playing tag in the backyard, kids and adults alike can enjoy the warm weather. Make sure your family takes the following precautions to avoid missing outdoor fun due to mosquito and tick bites.

Before you go outside:

Use bug repellent on your skin and […]

By |June 27th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Protect Yourself from Ticks and Mosquitos This Summer

Spring Cleaning In, Allergens Out

When the sun is shining, the birds are chirping, and a light breeze is blowing, it is oh-so-tempting to throw open the windows and enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of spring. Maybe you are even itching (pun intended) to roll up your sleeves and tackle some serious spring cleaning. But if you are one […]

By |April 9th, 2018|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Spring Cleaning In, Allergens Out

The Do’s And Dont’s of Seasonal Allergies

The signs of spring are all around; flowers blooming, bees buzzing, noses sneezing, and chests wheezing. Yes indeed, spring can be a beautiful time of the year, but it’s also a peak time for seasonal allergies. According to the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (ACAAI), allergies are a major cause of illness in the United […]

By |March 27th, 2018|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on The Do’s And Dont’s of Seasonal Allergies

How Pollen Makes Us Sneeze and Wheeze

It seems like no sooner does the sneezing and wheezing from one season end that the next one begins. And so it goes. The winter cold and flu season that ravaged the country was a doozy. Now, we are enjoying longer days, more sunshine and nature’s reproduction cycle at work. Which is to say, pollenseason is […]

By |March 27th, 2018|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on How Pollen Makes Us Sneeze and Wheeze

Can’t Quit Coughing?

The weather’s cold, the days are short, and the cold and flu viruses are running rampant. It’s likely that sometime this season, you’ll find yourself with a bit of a cough. Coughing is the body’s way of trying to clear your airways. It’s a natural occurrence and is rarely the sign of anything serious. The […]

By |February 21st, 2018|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Can’t Quit Coughing?

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?