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Can I Prevent Eczema?

Eczema is a skin condition that causes your skin to be red, bumpy, and itchy. In some cases, it can often be painful. It causes the tissue of your skin to be more prone to sensitivity, infection, and dryness. It is not damaging to your health, and more than 15 million Americans have it. If …

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Health Tips for the Winter Season

For many households, winter is the best time of the year, considering the holiday merriment, bonfires, and hot cocoa gatherings around the tree. In addition to all the other milestones 2020 brought us, winters will not be as fun as usual.  Along with fewer opportunities for friends and family gatherings, you need to exercise several …

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Is Bronchitis Contagious?

Bronchitis happens when the tubes that carry oxygen to your lungs become inflamed or swollen. It can happen chronically, where the symptoms are reoccurring or never go away, or it can be acute, where symptoms go away in a few weeks. Acute bronchitis is contagious because it is caused by a bacteria or virus. Chronic …

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Common Winter Health Problems & How to Prevent Them

Winter in New England and other northern states means it’s time to turn in the lawnmower and sprinklers and to bring out the snowblower and warm clothes. With temperatures dropping and the chance of snow rising, we are reintroduced to another season of defrosting windows and slippery sidewalks. Winter brings on a whole new list …

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How Do You Fix Incontinence?

With Bladder Health Month this November, our team at AFC Urgent Care Springfield wants you to start paying attention to a part of your body you might not think about until you go to the restroom—your bladder. There are several bladder problems out there, including cystitis, overactive bladder, and interstitial cystitis. In today’s blog, we’re going …

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What Drinks Are Good for Your Bladder?

November is Bladder Health Month! We don’t often think about our bladders until something is wrong, but this month provides the opportunity to learn more about keeping the bladder healthy. Read on as our team at AFC Urgent Care Springfield offers some perspective on the topic. What Are the Symptoms of Bladder Issues? While many …

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Men’s Health

Staying healthy is no easy task in our busy modern world. Knowing a few simple facts and tips about your health is the key to incorporating health consciousness whenever you possibly can. Check out these men’s health facts and suggestions that could help you lead a longer and healthier life!  Oral Health Hack If you …

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Emphasizing Hygiene to your Child

The little reminders you make to your kids can get tiresome. Constantly asking them to pick up their things, be careful when playing, and even instilling proper manners can get tough the older that kids get.  The Importance of Hygiene for Children Basic practices of proper hygiene are really important for your child. Here’s why. …

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