What Are Ear Infections?

What Are Ear Infections?

Ear infections are especially common among children as they affect five out of every six kids before they reach 3 years old. However, they occur among adults, too! To help you better understand these common infections, our AFC Urgent Care Hixson team provides some...
What Do I Need to Know About Strep Throat?

What Do I Need to Know About Strep Throat?

Strep throat is a common infection in the U.S., affecting around 11,000 to 24,000 Americans every year. While it is a very treatable infection, it can become severe if not dealt with quickly. Our team at AFC Urgent Care Hixson provides some further information...
What Are the Early Symptoms of COVID-19?

What Are the Early Symptoms of COVID-19?

Symptoms and COVID-19 are not a consistent match. While many have experienced a fever and a loss of taste, many that have been diagnosed with the virus haven’t had any symptoms. So, what gives? And are there any symptoms that we can generally rely on to show...
Ways to Prevent and Treat Bladder Infections

Ways to Prevent and Treat Bladder Infections

Bladder infections are common and can be very serious if not diagnosed and treated quickly. Read on as our team at AFC Urgent Care Hixson lists some effective treatment and prevention techniques. Here’s what to do: Understand what constitutes a bladder infection...
Will the Flu Vaccine Protect Against COVID-19?

Will the Flu Vaccine Protect Against COVID-19?

Unfortunately, no. While this year’s flu vaccine is one of the most important vaccines in recent history, it still doesn’t decrease your chances of getting COVID-19. So, why is the flu vaccine so important, then? Read on as AFC Urgent Care Hixson explains. Why Is the...
What Should My Next Steps Be If I Get COVID-19?

What Should My Next Steps Be If I Get COVID-19?

COVID-19 rates have been spiking in Hamilton County this winter. While necessary health-safety precautions are effective in slowing the spread of the virus, they still don’t eliminate your risk of getting sick. If you do happen to fall ill and test positive for the...
Can What I Eat Help Me Stay Healthy?

Can What I Eat Help Me Stay Healthy?

We need all the help we can get these days! In the middle of the flu season, the coronavirus is still looming, while lots of us are dealing with seasonal allergies. In short, it’s a madhouse health-wise. Did you know? What you eat can really boost your health, and the...
How Can I Stay Connected This Holiday Season?

How Can I Stay Connected This Holiday Season?

With the pandemic still looming and flu season afoot, it can be nerve-wracking to make decisions concerning family gatherings. It is even challenging to decide which shopping trips are necessary, what time to go and which stores are the best options. You are not alone...
How Important Is Cleaning My Sheets?

How Important Is Cleaning My Sheets?

Cleaning the sheets is an easy thing to forget to do, but it’s more important than you might think! Even though sheets get more and more comfortable over time, they also get dirtier and dirtier. Sleeping in dirty sheets may sound gross, but it’s easy to prevent and...