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 →

Who wants to be stuck at home with pneumonia? No one. Yet according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 250,000 people have to seek care in a hospital due to pneumonia each year. Our team at AFC Urgent Care Knoxville doesn’t want you to be one of them, which is why we want you to learn the ways you can try to prevent pneumonia this year, as well as how you can also avoid spreading the infection to others should you be diagnosed. Read on →

Are you feeling the chill? It’s definitely cold this time of year in the Knoxville area. But how does it impact our health? Our team at AFC Urgent Care Knoxville wants you to learn how the cold weather can affect your health, as well as ways to build a stronger immune system this time of year. How Does the Cold Weather Take a Toll on Your Health? The colder weather can have both good and bad effects on our health and wellness. Read on →

It’s the most wonderful time of the year—until the flu season arrives! Our team at AFC Urgent Care Knoxville wants you to know how you can combat the flu 2020 as soon as possible in case it finds you, as well as steps you can take to prevent the flu this season! What Is the Flu? The flu—also known as influenza—is a virus that attacks a person’s respiratory system. Read on →

It’s beginning to look a lot like Thanksgiving! While you might be gearing up for the pecan pie and all the Thanksgiving Day fixings, it is important that you also keep your health in mind this holiday season. Our team at AFC Urgent Care Knoxville wants to share some tips about how you can enjoy your Thanksgiving holiday while also sticking to your healthy habits. What Steps Can You Take to Improve Your Health This Thanksgiving? Read on →

November is Bladder Health Month. While we most often don’t think of our bladder unless it’s urgently cuing us to use the restroom, our team at AFC Urgent Care Knoxville wants to share some insight this month about how to take optimal care of your bladder. What Are the Most Common Bladder Problems? There are a number of bladder health issues that often present in Americans. You might be surprised to note that you recognize most of them. Read on →

That may seem like a silly question, but it’s a real one! The reason why the common cold and flu are so common during the fall and winter is because we’re often spending lots of time in close quarters with other people. Where else are you in close quarters with other people? Inside Neyland Stadium or Thompson-Boling Arena watching the big game. That’s why our team at AFC Urgent Care Knoxville recommends getting your flu shot now rather than later so you’ll be protected. Read on →

When we think about protecting our health, what we eat and how much we exercise might come to mind. But there is another aspect of your health you should focus on, too—your eye health. During Eye Injury Prevention Month this October, our team at AFC Urgent Care Knoxville wants you to know how you can prevent eye injuries, whether you are playing a sport or are at work! Can Eye Injuries Be Prevented? Read on →

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in three adults living in the United States are not getting enough sleep at night. Although the amount of sleep we need to be our most productive varies from person to person, the overall need for quality sleep is the same across the board. Our team at AFC Urgent Care Knoxville wants you to know how you can start getting the sleep you need at night so you can protect both your mental and physical health year after year. Read on →

Let’s face it. When a headache strikes, it can have us down for the count. We are less productive and more irritable. Don’t let a headache ruin your day. Our team at AFC Urgent Care Knoxville wants you to know ways to find relief from a headache, as well as when to seek medical attention. What Is Causing My Headache? There are many reasons for a headache to occur. It could be because of an allergen, or it could be brought on by emotional stress. Read on →