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Complications of a UTI

A urinary tract infection (UTI) is a condition that occurs in your urinary system, which is made up of the bladder, kidneys, ureters, and urethra. Often a UTI takes place in the bladder and the urethra, the lower urinary tract. Every year in the U.S., more than 6 million patient visits to the doctor are UTI-related, and …

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Symptoms of Lyme Disease

Lyme disease is the most common illness transmitted between insects and humans. It can cause a wide range of symptoms that vary in their severity. If you begin to experience any of these symptoms as the weather starts to warm up, visit AFC Urgent Care Springfield. Our physicians can analyze your symptoms and recent activity …

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How Losing Weight Can Benefit Your Health

When you lose even a modest percentage of your total body weight, such as five or ten percent, you will notice remarkable improvements in your overall health. This means improved blood pressure, blood sugar, and blood cholesterols – everything aligns in balanced proportions. Visit AFC Urgent Care Springfield for resources on living a healthy life …

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How Do You Get Strep Throat?

Strep throat is commonly spread through respiratory droplets. This can include breathing in these droplets from a cough or sneeze, sharing a drink or food with someone who is infected, or touching an item contaminated with droplets and then touching your nose or mouth. AFC Urgent Care Springfield offers rapid strep throat tests and cultures. From …

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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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