Got sunscreen? While applying sunscreen is a wonderful way to protect your skin from skin cancer, it isn’t the only way you can play it safe when having fun in the summer sun. Our team at AFC Urgent Care Cleveland wants you to be aware of other ways you can protect your skin when out and about this summer. What Type of Sunscreen Should I Wear? The American Cancer Society states that skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. Read on →

Chances are that it has constantly been on your to-do list to make family health a priority. However, as with anything, things tend to fall by the wayside. But during Family Wellness Month this month, our team at AFC Urgent Care Cleveland wants you to know that now is as good a time as any to start focusing on the overall health of your family. How Can We Start Building Healthy Habits? Read on →

Chances are that by now you have experienced some type of stress in your life—whether from school, work, friend drama or some other source. While stress here and there can be normal, stress every single day of your life is not. Our team at AFC Urgent Care Cleveland wants you to be aware of certain stress management techniques so that you can get control of your stress before it gets control of you! Read on →

Is it time to hit the road this season? While our team at AFC Urgent Care Cleveland wants you to have the best vacation, we also want to make sure you are making healthy choices when it comes to the foods you eat when headed to your vacation destination. Why Can’t I Just Stop for Fast Food? Well, you certainly can stop for fast food on your road trip. And, it might just be delicious. Read on →

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 →