Spring is in the air, which means goodbye to sickness, right? Wrong! Unfortunately, while warmer days are ahead for Cleveland, there is still a chance that you could catch a nasty bug. Therefore, our team at AFC Urgent Care Cleveland wants you to know that we are here seven days a week to help you in diagnosing and treating your illness so that you can get back to your normal, daily routine! Read on →

While you might be ready to cheer on your athlete this sports season, you also need to make sure you have that one important step completed—the sports physical. If your child hasn’t yet had a sports physical, AFC Urgent Care Cleveland is open seven days a week with no appointment necessary! How Do You Prepare for a Sports Physical? Before you stop by our urgent care center for a sports physical, you want to make certain you bring the necessary forms, including the school’s sports physical form. Read on →

Did you know that too much cholesterol in your blood can increase your risk of experiencing a heart attack or stroke? That’s why during American Heart Month this February, our team at AFC Urgent Care Cleveland wants to offer some tips on how to maintain healthy cholesterol levels, as well as how to recognize the symptoms of high cholesterol. What Is Cholesterol? Cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like substance found in the cells of your body. Read on →

Flu season is here, and it is already affecting many people in and around the Cleveland area. As a result, our team at AFC Urgent Care Cleveland wants to make sure you are doing all you can to protect yourself from getting the flu this year. What Is the Flu A H3N2? On average, 5 to 20% of Americans suffer from the flu each year. Influenza, also known as “the flu,” can occur in many different forms, one of which is H3N2. Read on →

Chances are that many times when you hear a person is suffering from a respiratory infection, the symptoms you’re thinking of are actually related to an upper respiratory infection. But lower respiratory infections are also common, which is why our team at AFC Urgent Care Cleveland wants to share some information about them. How Do I Know If I Have a Lower Respiratory Infection? When a person experiences a lower respiratory infection, he or she is suffering from an infection that occurs in the lungs and lower airways. Read on →

The moment your throat starts hurting, you might instantly think you have strep throat. But although there are 3 million cases of strep throat each year among Americans, strep throat isn’t the only cause of a sore throat. Our team at AFC Urgent Care Cleveland wants to share some insight about strep throat and other common causes of a sore throat, so you can get back to feeling your best. Read on →

Anytime you hear someone coughing beside you, it’s only natural to want to walk away or turn your back. The last thing you have time for is sickness, and upon hearing a cough, you might think that person is going to automatically get you sick. However, is a cough really contagious? Let’s take a deeper look at coughs to find out. What Is a Cough? A cough occurs when something is irritating your throat, such as nasal drainage, dust or even a foreign object. Read on →

The most wonderful time of the year can certainly turn you into the Grinch if you’re feeling all stuffed up thanks to nasal congestion. Our team at AFC Urgent Care Cleveland doesn’t want nasal congestion to ruin your holiday spirit, which is why we are offering tips on how to find relief from your stuffy nose as soon as possible! What Is Nasal Congestion? When the nasal cavities are swollen, congestion occurs. Read on →

According to the American Heart Association, blood pressure numbers that read less than 120⁄80 mmHg are considered to be within a normal, healthy range. However, about one in three people living in the United States have high blood pressure. The team at AFC Urgent Care Cleveland wants you to understand the risks associated with high blood pressure and what you can do to prevent high blood pressure now and in the future. Read on →

Let’s face it. Life is tiring. After running around between work, your child’s school, and after-school activities or sports practices, you are probably ready to hit the hay by the time you get home at night. While this type of fatigue is normal, there are times when fatigue could be a sign of something more. That’s why our team at AFC Urgent Care Cleveland wants to help you understand the difference between normal fatigue and a sign of sickness. Read on →