The answer to that question is yes. But why? The sun is shining more often these days in east Tennessee and the temperatures are rising steadily into the 90s. That’s why our team at AFC Urgent Care Knoxville wants to offer some insight into the effects of the sun and how to protect your skin. Is the Sun Really That Dangerous? The sun emits ultraviolet rays with two types—ultraviolet A and ultraviolet B. Read on →

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that around 795,000 Americans experience a stroke each year. Are you at risk to be one of them? During American Stroke Awareness Month this May, our team at AFC Urgent Care Knoxville wants to share some information about your risk when it comes to a stroke, as well as steps you can take to help prevent a stroke. Am I at Risk for a Stroke? Read on →

Have you been spending most of your time indoors due to staying at home and social distancing? While both have been important to help us flatten the curve, it is still vital that we are getting outside for a breath of fresh air and vitamin D—even if it is in our own backyard! Our team at AFC Urgent Care Knoxville wants you to know the importance of getting vitamin D on a daily basis, as well as what you can do to help combat seasonal allergies when spending time outdoors. Read on →

We are all understanding more and more the importance of staying at home in order to stay safe. However, just because we are at home, it doesn’t mean that we will not need medical care. You may still need quality health care for non-emergency medical issues during this time of social distancing. Fortunately, our team at AFC Urgent Care Knoxville now offers the quality health care you need in the comfort of your own home with AFC TeleCare. Read on →

You might have heard the phrase, The eyes are the windows to your soul. Your eyes play such an important role, not only allowing you to see the world around you but also providing clues about your overall health and wellness. We should all do what we can to protect our eye health, particularly as we age. That’s why our team at AFC Urgent Care Knoxville wants to share some insight into eye health and how to improve it. Read on →

With all the things on your to-do list, you may not be putting yourself and your needs on it at all. But not investing valuable time in protecting your physical and mental health can be dangerous for your health in the long run. Self-care, or the act of taking care of yourself, is an important part of protecting your overall health. Read on as our team at AFC Urgent Care Knoxville shares some insight. Read on →

If you aren’t getting enough sleep on a regular basis, you aren’t alone! In fact, one in three American adults report not getting enough sleep on a regular basis—and around 70% of adults have trouble sleeping at least one night a month. Not getting enough sleep can place you at an increased risk of many serious health conditions, which is why our team at AFC Urgent Care Knoxville wants to share some tips on getting the sleep you need. Read on →

We all have those moments in life where our blood pressure rises, especially when we are in a heated argument, feel stressed about a tight deadline or just feel overwhelmed. While small spurts of high blood pressure are normal and to be expected, when it becomes an everyday issue, it is time to take action! Our team at AFC Urgent Care Knoxville wants to share some insight into what high blood pressure is and how it can negatively impact your heart health. Read on →

Heart disease is the leading cause of death among Americans, causing one in four deaths. It doesn’t discriminate either, affecting both men and women. During American Heart Month this February, our team at AFC Urgent Care Knoxville wants to share some tips on taking better care of your heart health! Why Is Heart Health Important? Your heart is responsible for pumping oxygenated blood to the rest of the organs in your body. Read on →

During the winter season, you just never know what kind of weather we are going to get in the Knoxville area. However, one thing is a given in an east Tennessee winter—there will be less hours of daylight and a good number of gray, gloomy days! That means less exposure to the sunlight that provides us with a natural source of vitamin D. But that doesn’t mean you can’t get the vitamin D you need—our team at AFC Urgent Care Knoxville wants to share some tips on upping your intake. Read on →