The team at AFC Urgent Care Cleveland wants you to have a vacation to remember—a vacation that is full of laughter and memories. Not a vacation where sickness decides to rear its ugly head. Read on to learn how you and your family can help prevent sickness while on vacation. How to Keep Health in the Picture We take vacation to escape from the daily realities of life. However, we can’t always escape from the realities of sickness. Read on →

The team at AFC Urgent Care Cleveland remembers how fun summer break was when we are younger. We want to help you make sure your children are just as excited for the adventures ahead! Hello, Mother / Hello, Father / Here I am at, Camp Grenada! The Cleveland area has a wide variety of summer camps available to help keep your children entertained. From vacation bible school at various churches in town to different sports camps at Cleveland High School to YMCA’s Camp Ocoee, the sky is the limit for what your children are able to do this summer. Read on →

The team at AFC Urgent Care Cleveland understands how eager you are to go outside and enjoy the sunny days that are now making a more frequent appearance. However, before you go outside, it’s important that you’re packing your most important skin protection—sunscreen. Reduce Your Risk of Skin Cancer According to the American Academy of Dermatology, skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States. Before the summer months are really upon us, learn how to start the healthy habits that can help prevent skin cancer. Read on →

If you’ve driven around Tinsley Park near where AFC Urgent Care Cleveland is located or on the other side of town near Lee University lately, you’ve seen a wide array of sports happening—including baseball, softball, soccer and tennis. With spring sports season in full gear, it’s important to know the facts about common injuries, including ACL tears. Get Back in the Game After an ACL Injury Because the knees, which are the largest joints in our body, are the most utilized body part when playing sports, they are the most prone to injuries. Read on →

Our team at AFC Urgent Care Cleveland is right there with you. We may not live in a big city, but the traffic in Cleveland can be a lot. And when you remember the days when it only took 10 minutes to get from one side of Cleveland to the other, the traffic around our town can bring about not just frustration—but also anxiety, which can wreak havoc on your health. Read on →

With the sun being out more and more and spring days here again, our team at AFC Urgent Care Cleveland wants you to be anything but tired. Instead, we want you to overcome your fatigue to help enjoy a better quality of life. Where Are Your Yawns Coming From? One of the main causes of fatigue comes from a condition called excessive daytime sleepiness, which should not be taken lightly. If you’re just tired because you were unable to sleep the night before—that’s one thing. Read on →

Feeling stressed lately? It’s time to start regaining control, and AFC Urgent Care Cleveland is here to help! Stress Busters As much as you probably don’t want to hear anything else about the movie, Frozen, Elsa had a point. You may need to “let it go” when it comes to some things in your life. Sometimes holding on to things does more harm to our health than good. While memories are great, when events or objects become stressful and affect our health in negative ways, it’s time to move on and just let it go! Read on →

Diamonds may be a girl’s best friend, but our team at AFC Urgent Care Cleveland feels like camping might just be your sleep’s BFF! Who’s Up for a Camping Trip? According to a study by Kenneth Wright, a researcher at the University of Colorado Boulder, when people are exposed to natural light, their internal clock and melatonin levels are reset, causing them to receive a better night’s sleep. However, those who remain indoors and are not exposed to the natural light as much have an internal clock that is delayed—by as much as two hours, causing a restless night’s sleep. Read on →

Any time you visit a physician, your family history will be a part of the exam. However, when you’re asked to fill out the paperwork, will you know the answer to the questions? Learn More About Your Family Genetics play a role in everything from our eye color and height to our overall health. Therefore, it’s important to know your family medical history. Find out this information by asking your family members the right questions. Read on →

Although February is known as “American Heart Month,” it’s important to take care of your heart year-round. Improve Your Heart Health Whether we’re in exceptional or poor health, there’s always room for improvement when it comes to caring for our hearts. Discover how to keep your heart pumping for years to come with these tips. Make sure you get an adequate amount of sleep every day. Experts recommend that American adults get between seven and nine hours each night for healthy arteries and improved heart health. Read on →