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Get a Peaceful Night’s Sleep | AFC Urgent Care Houston

Our team at AFC Urgent Care Houston understands how hard it can be to face a new day after a poor night’s sleep. That’s why we want to offer some tips to help you start getting a better night’s sleep as soon as possible.

Sleeping Medication Doesn’t Have to Be the Answer

One of the biggest reasons […]

By |April 17th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Get a Peaceful Night’s Sleep | AFC Urgent Care Houston

What’s in Your Medicine Cabinet? | AFC Urgent Care Houston

Stop! At AFC Urgent Care Houston, we’d like to ask you to take a moment today, or at least one day this week, to look through your medicine cabinet to see what needs to stay and what needs to go.

Spring-clean Your Medicine Cabinet

When’s the last time you really looked through your medicine cabinet at all your medications […]

By |April 3rd, 2017|Health News|Comments Off on What’s in Your Medicine Cabinet? | AFC Urgent Care Houston

What Causes Allergy Symptoms?

Seasonal allergy sufferers know that the first dustings of pollen mean their noses and eyes are about to be assaulted with agonizing allergy symptoms. Seasonal allergies can make it seem like the body is waging a war against itself, and it’s not pretty. Sneezing, runny noses, sinus congestion and itchy, watery eyes are all manifestations […]

By |March 30th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on What Causes Allergy Symptoms?

Allergy Season Begins

Spring has sprung! Flowers are blooming, temperatures are rising and birds are chirping. If you suffer from seasonal allergies, “Ah, spring,” might soon turn into “Ah-choo, spring!” Seasonal allergies, sometimes called hay fever, are allergy symptoms that happen during certain times of the year, usually when outdoor plants release their spores. Trees, grasses and weeds […]

By |March 21st, 2017|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Allergy Season Begins

Safety Starts at Home | AFC Urgent Care Houston

Our team at AFC Urgent Care Houston wants to offer you a few tips to keep your loved ones safe this spring.

Home Safety 101

Believe it or not, most accidents occur in the home. Therefore, while you’re spring-cleaning your home this month and next, take some precautions to ensure your home is a “safety zone.”

While some […]

By |March 15th, 2017|Health News|Comments Off on Safety Starts at Home | AFC Urgent Care Houston

The Health Benefits of Compliments

In honor of “World Compliment Day” on March 1, our team at AFC Urgent Care Houston wants to tell you a bit about the health benefits of compliments.

Give a Compliment to Improve Health

An act of kindness, including giving a compliment, benefits you and the recipient.

For one, being kind produces the hormone “serotonin,” which helps a person feel […]

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Get Low—With Blood Pressure!

February is American Heart Month. Take time this month to educate yourself about topics related to your heart, including your blood pressure.

** How Low Can You Go?**

Hypertension, which is commonly called high blood pressure, occurs when a person’s blood pressure reading is 140⁄90 mmHg or higher. Having high blood pressure can make you more likely to experience […]

By |February 15th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Get Low—With Blood Pressure!

Share Your Love, Not Your Germs, This Valentine’s Day

This Valentine’s Day, show your loved one you care by sharing your love, not your germs. Date nights are no fun at all if you both wind up sick, so here are our top tips for keeping you (and your date) healthy this Valentine’s Day.

If You’re Sick, Postpone

It may put a damper on your plans, […]

By |February 13th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Share Your Love, Not Your Germs, This Valentine’s Day

Turn Your Metabolism Back in the Right Direction

Do you ever look back at pictures of yourself when you were younger, and think—why did I complain so much about my weight? If only we knew then what we know now. That one day our metabolism would seemingly disappear. But, don’t say goodbye to it just yet. There are ways to make your metabolism […]

By |February 1st, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Turn Your Metabolism Back in the Right Direction

Signs Your Child Has the Flu

Coughing, sore throat and fever, oh my! Your child is definitely sick, but with what? The cold and flu viruses can often be tricky for parents to tell apart because many of the symptoms are the same, but there are several signs that your child has more than just a cold. Here’s what to look […]

By |January 30th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Signs Your Child Has the Flu