Our team at AFC Urgent Care Knoxville wants you to be done with those winter blues once and for all and, instead, find your key to happiness in order to better enjoy the summer with family and friends. Plus, happiness has been shown to help improve your health, too! The Secret to Happiness Everyone wants to know what the secret to happiness is. The truth is that only you can answer that question. Read on →

Our team at AFC Urgent Care Knoxville wants you make a commitment each and every day to live a healthier lifestyle. Are you ready to make that commitment? Make a Commitment to Good Habits The first step in creating healthier habits is to realize that it’s a lifestyle change—not just something to do for the moment. Focus on not just the destination but the journey to get to your destination. For example, if you want to lose a certain amount of weight by summer, don’t focus on the number. Read on →

Our team at AFC Urgent Care Knoxville wants you to be able to enjoy everything Knoxville has in store this spring, from events at the Knoxville Zoo to Outdoor Knoxville. However, how are you supposed to do that when you’re lacking energy? Here are some ways to boost your energy levels so that you can start enjoying the events going on in Knoxville with your loved ones. Skip the Energy Drinks and Still Get the Energy You don’t have to go straight for the energy drink in order to get through the day. Read on →

Our team at AFC Urgent Care Knoxville wants to make sure you take this spring sports season seriously by ensuring your child wears the proper gear to keep safe! Prevent Injuries With the Right Equipment If your child is playing middle or high school (or even younger) baseball or softball, a helmet should be worn at all times to help prevent skull fractures. And not just any helmet! Ensure the helmet you choose is specific to the sport your child is playing and that it properly fits his or her head. Read on →

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 →