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 →

Now that the holiday craziness is over, it’s time to get the family back on schedule. But is it time to make some changes to the routine you had before? Now’s the time to find a schedule that works best for you and your family. Making It Work When creating a routine, it’s important to choose one that fits around your life. No single routine is right for every family. It’s important to create one that matches your own family’s needs. Read on →

Here we are again! A new year and a new set of resolutions. And just like last year, in 2017, you’re hoping you’ll actually get it right and make it to the finish line. But first, you need to decide what you’re going to try to achieve this year. How to Get Healthier We all want to live a long and healthy life. In order to get there, we need to practice more healthy habits than unhealthy ones. Read on →

Have you ever left the doctor’s office forgetting to ask certain questions? This is a common occurrence among most patients. Whether it’s for a sick or well visit, we all have a tendency to forget things we meant to ask during the appointment, yet remember when back in the car. Don’t let this happen again with these tips on how to make the most out of your next doctor’s appointment. Doctor, Doctor, Give Me the News! Read on →

Mr. Jack Frost might have arrived in Cleveland recently, but that doesn’t mean you need to stay away from the Cleveland/Bradley County Greenway or other frequented outdoor places to exercise your holiday meal off and keep in shape. Use the Cold as a Motivator For some, when winter comes, they put away their tennis shoes and hibernate for the season. However, even though people often think they’re helping their health by avoiding the cold and/or flu, they’re actually hurting themselves by not being physically active. Read on →

Holidays have gotten a bad reputation over the years from health professionals, often known as the time where we all collectively forget about exercise, calories and moderation. Well, it seems that the winds of momentum are shifting in favor of a more health-conscious holiday season in 2016. So, what can you do to be healthier this year? The answer lies in intentional moderation. Here are three ways you can be healthier this holiday season: 1) Eat Well Whether you eat holiday meals at home, with friends or at a huge family reunion, work with whoever is cooking to offer healthier options for those who may desire them. Read on →

Although it’s much easier said than done, all of us should try to eliminate or at least limit the stress in our lives. Stress often can’t change the outcome of a given situation, and actually can negatively affect our health. In addition to simply dampening an otherwise great day, needless stress can often come with serious health issues, not the least of those being obesity, heart disease, diabetes and depression. So what can you do to help lessen your daily stress? Read on →