What Do I Need to Know About Kidney Stones?

What Do I Need to Know About Kidney Stones?

Kidney stones are no joke. They can cause lots of pain, and they’re quite common among Americans: Nearly one in 10 people will deal with a kidney stone at some point in their lives. Read on to learn more about kidney stones from our AFC Urgent Care Hixson team! What...
What Causes Spring Allergies?

What Causes Spring Allergies?

Blooming trees and flowers paint a beautiful picture during the spring months. Watching the world wake back up after a long, winter slumber is an amazing thing to behold. Unfortunately, though, April and May come with their own problems for many. Millions of Americans...
Should I Be Concerned If Bruise Often?

Should I Be Concerned If Bruise Often?

Although it’s painful, bruising is a part of life. Sometimes you can’t help bumping into something, knocking knees when you’re playing sports, or tripping and falling on the sidewalk. And when you get a bruise, you shouldn’t be worried in most cases. Our AFC Urgent...
Do I Have a Gastrointestinal Disease?

Do I Have a Gastrointestinal Disease?

Gastrointestinal (GI) diseases are no joke, and they’re actually quite common among Americans. Between 60 and 70 million people deal with them every year! Learn more about GI diseases and steps you can take toward preventing them from our AFC Urgent Care Hixson...
Is Mono a Serious Infection?

Is Mono a Serious Infection?

Mononucleosis, or “mono” for short, is a common viral infection. Many teens and young adults will get this virus that spreads almost primarily through the transmission of saliva. While mono’s symptoms can linger for a long time in some cases, this viral infection...
Is Croup Contagious?

Is Croup Contagious?

Croup is an infection that most parents with young children are aware of, but that doesn’t mean it’s an easy thing to deal with! While it’s true that croup is generally harmless, the cough that young children have to experience sounds awful and can be a cause for...
How Long Can Strep Throat Go Untreated?

How Long Can Strep Throat Go Untreated?

Strep throat is more common this time of year. According to the CDC, between 11,000 and 13,000 strep throat cases happen each year, but they’re highly preventable and treatable. If you start to experience strep throat symptoms, though, it’s important to treat this...
Are There Ways to Reduce a Fever at Home?

Are There Ways to Reduce a Fever at Home?

Thankfully, yes, there are. Although there is no cure for the flu since it’s a virus that will need to run its course, there are things you can do at home to reduce the severity of flu-related symptoms. Our AFC Urgent Care Hixson team provides some helpful info on the...