Has a cold got you down? Our team at AFC Urgent Care Knoxville wants to talk about some ways you could be making your cold worse—not better! Quit Making Yourself Sick For starters, your stress is not helping your cold at all! In fact, stress is making your cold worse, since it weakens your immune system. Therefore, breathe in and out slowly. Yes, you may be missing a big test at school, a huge meeting at work or your child’s recital. Read on →

At AFC Urgent Care Knoxville, we want the moms out there to know that it’s just as important to care for your own health as it is to care for your family’s health. Especially when being a mom can cause a wide array of symptoms. You Know You’re a Mom If… You Don’t Have Sick Days Does this sound familiar to any mom out there? Everyone in your house can have a “sick” day, but to you, being sick just means another obstacle in the way of getting things done. Read on →

“My tummy hurts.” “I don’t feel good.” “I don’t think I can go to school today.” As parents, we’ve heard it all when it comes to excuses children try to use when they don’t want to go to school. However, while some symptoms may be made up, it’s important to keep a careful eye out for symptoms that may be a signal of a more serious condition. Watch for the Signs When kids are young, it’s hard for them to tell us exactly what’s wrong and what’s hurting, especially since they’re still developing a vocabulary. Read on →

Have you been contemplating quitting smoking for a while? There’s no better time than now to quit. Smoking Cessation 101 According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 1,095,000 Tennessee adults are current cigarette smokers. Let’s all set a new resolution now that the Knoxville area will do its part to make this number decrease by the end of 2017 by following a few steps to quit smoking. Read on →

We’re now halfway through January. Is it safe to ask you how your resolutions are going? Did you know that a large percentage of people toss their resolutions by mid-February? And in total, less than 10 percent of people find resolution success? But never fear: Achieving your resolutions IS possible! You Can Make It For starters, remove the word, “resolution,” from your vocabulary. Sometimes even using this word can cause you not to take things seriously. Read on →

By now, you probably have a number of resolutions written down on a piece of paper. Lose weight. Eat healthy. Get a promotion at work. Be happier in 2017. Do you know what all these resolutions have in common? You’ll need to get quality sleep in order to make them happen! You Need Your Sleep Most American adults need between between seven and nine hours of good, restful sleep each night in order to be at their best the next day. Read on →