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 →

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 →