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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?

5 Health Tips for November

November is the beginning of cold and flu season which leaves many people wondering if and when they’ll get hit with an illness. Instead of waiting around to get sick, why don’t you take some steps to avoid it?
Increase Vitamin D Intake
Now is the perfect time to start making some healthy lifestyle changes! Lowering your […]

By |November 15th, 2018|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on 5 Health Tips for November

Fall Allergies

Trips to the pumpkin patch, falling leaves, and Thanksgiving feasts aren’t the only thing on many people’s mind this fall season. For allergy sufferers, they’re probably trying to figure out how to cope with their runny nose and itchy eyes all season long! Mold and ragweed pollen are some of the worst allergens in the […]

By |November 15th, 2018|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Fall Allergies

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!

Be careful carving your pumpkin!

Afc Urgent Care Hillsdale would like to wish everyone a happy Halloween & as an urgent care center, we wish everyone stays safe as well. One of the staples of Halloween is carving pumpkins! Carving pumpkins is something the whole family should enjoy to really get into the spooky spirit. However, Carbing pumpkins still involve […]

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Back to School Sanitation Techniques

Back to school time brings many worries for parents and children alike, but what if one of those worries was about the sanitation in schools? Sanitation techniques in schools often take years to improve, but in low-income areas, the improvements need to be happening now. Poor sanitation can come in many forms and children who […]

By |September 10th, 2018|News & Updates|Comments Off on Back to School Sanitation Techniques

How to Spot General Illness

Cold and flu season is quickly approaching which leaves many people worried about getting sick. Prevention is the best medicine in terms of many illnesses, but sometimes you just can’t avoid it.
Knowledge for general illness
There are many generalized illnesses that people may suffer from but knowing how to spot them early is the key to […]

By |September 10th, 2018|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on How to Spot General Illness

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