That is the age-old question at this time of year! Staying healthy at any point in the year is important, but it’s especially important now when the holidays are arriving and there is so much fun to be had. While you are busy preparing for your holiday parties and are running around buying gifts for your loved ones, you want to make sure you avoid coming into contact with a stubborn illness that could keep you from your fun plans. Read on →

It can be really hard to distinguish between kinds of infection at this time of year. With all of the different illnesses circulating, it is possible for your baby to have developed a common cold, the flu, RSV or even COVID-19. Knowing what your child is suffering from can help you find the right treatment and symptom relief strategies! Our team is here to help. Come see us at AFC Urgent Care Cleveland for a rapid RSV test and we can help determine the right course of action for your family moving forward. Read on →

The flu season is already on its way, and we all have to do our part in order to be prepared for it. Washing your hands, avoiding sick individuals and staying home when you are sick yourself are all important things to prioritize at this time of year. Getting your flu shot should also be a priority! An annual flu shot can protect you from the season’s most virulent strains. Read on →

Cold and flu season is here to stay for a while once more, and we are all doing what we can to avoid getting sick. Getting proper sleep, eating well and taking care of our bodies can go a long way to helping us avoid infection. However, certain illnesses can still find their way into our systems even if we do everything right. This is certainly true with stubborn infections like the flu, strep throat and COVID-19, and they can all share similar symptoms. Read on →

Now that the kids are back in school and you have your family routine down to a science, it’s time to start thinking about the cold and flu season approaching fast. It is normal for kids and parents alike to contract a few illnesses throughout this season, so being aware of different symptoms and circulating infections is important. The common cold, the flu and COVID-19 are all possibilities for your family as we head into the colder months. Read on →

Getting older comes with so many privileges and wonderful life experiences, but it also comes with its challenges. You may not be as agile as you used to be, and maybe you are a bit unsteady on your feet at times. While kids and even younger adults can trip or slip while at home and probably will get up without much thought, it can be harder to get off the floor when you are older. Read on →

A proper diet and regular exercise are crucial to a healthy lifestyle, but other choices you make on a daily basis also contribute to your overall health. Choosing to smoke not only is bad for your health in the short-term, but it has the potential to cause some significant health issues for you later in life. We know that tobacco is highly addictive, and it can be really hard to quit! Read on →

Our bodies are incredibly complex. They have the most unique and intricate systems of maintaining and facilitating our needs on a daily basis, and we really don’t give them the credit they deserve! Each of our systems need to work in tandem to keep us healthy and avoid injury, but sometimes, things can go awry and you may be wondering what is going on. This is where our AFC Urgent Care Cleveland team shines! Read on →

We are right in the heart of the summer season here in Cleveland, and we are hoping you are enjoying spending time outside in the warmth just like us. While you are out and about, chances are that you will encounter a few bugs here and there. It is the South, after all Bugs are often just a nuisance and can be swatted away, but sometimes they can bite or sting and leave painful marks behind. Read on →

Feeling sick is never fun, but it can be especially troublesome if you suspect an STD, or sexually transmitted disease. While they can be uncomfortable, they are really common! In fact, one in five Americans experience an STD in a given year. Since those odds are pretty significant, you may find yourself wondering if you need to be tested one day. Did you know that AFC tests and treats STDs? Read on →