The holidays are here, and we are so excited to start celebrating with our closest family and friends. While we are all busy decorating our houses, buying gifts and attending parties, there is always the chance that you will get sick at this time of year. While the more common illnesses like colds and the flu can keep you down for a few days, foodborne illnesses are also more common during the holiday season and could make you really sick and miserable. Read on →

Upper respiratory infections can be really frustrating because they impact your ability to breathe normally, which is something that we all take for granted on a daily basis! The irritation and inflammation in your airways can cause all sorts of unpleasant symptoms. There are multiple different upper respiratory infections that you could contract at any time, one of them being RSV. Our team at AFC Urgent Care Knoxville doesn’t want you or your children to have to suffer from RSV this year, so read on to learn more about this illness and how to stay healthy. Read on →

We are entering into the height of the cold and flu season already in the Knoxville area. It seems like only yesterday we were outlining the importance of the flu shot for 2023, and yet here we are campaigning for our community to get vaccinated ahead of the 2024 season. The flu has the potential to cause serious illness, and it can spread quickly throughout certain populations. Getting vaccinated early in the season offers the best protection against severe infection, and it can help lower our caseloads in our community. Read on →

If you wake up with a runny nose, scratchy throat and the chills, chances are that you turn to your phone or computer and fire up your favorite search engine. But when you type your symptoms into the search bar, you discover it could be a cold, the flu, strep throat or even COVID-19. Infections can share similar symptoms, which can make it hard to diagnose yourself at home. Read on →

We are so grateful to have been able to take care of so many COVID-19 patients in our community over the course of the last few years. While we aren’t happy that you were sick, helping you feel better is what we do best and what we are passionate about! Now that the emergency status for the virus is no longer active, it may seem like COVID-19 is no longer a big deal. Read on →

Getting older is such a blessing, but it certainly does come with some challenges and changes. Falls become more dangerous as we become a bit more unsteady on our feet! Falling as a child or even younger adult maybe would result in a bruise or scrape, but you would fare OK. Falling when you are older can lead to serious injuries like broken bones or even head injuries. Falling at home is one of the leading causes of injury among older adults. Read on →

You sure can! We understand that smoking can be a really addictive habit, but you can do anything you set your mind to. Smoking negatively impacts your health in so many ways, so quitting will only allow you to lead a healthier life. Taking the first step toward quitting requires determination and motivation. Swapping simple habits like reaching for a glass of water instead of a soda can be easier, while giving up a difficult addiction will take willpower. Read on →

There are so many illnesses and conditions that can make your body feel out of whack. Frustrating symptoms can appear any time there is something amiss in your body, whether if it is situational, the beginnings of an infection or the development of a disease. That’s why it is often difficult to diagnose yourself at home! Thankfully, our center is fully equipped with the resources and diagnostic tools needed to get to the root cause of your condition. Read on →

There’s a lot to love about living in the Knoxville area! All of the family-friendly attractions, warm sunny days and friendly neighbors make this part of eastern Tennessee a great place to live. One thing that is annoying about the South, though, is all of the bugs! The summer time is certainly the time of year when all of the bugs and other creepy crawlies come out. While most of the bugs around us are more of a nuisance than anything, some of them can bite or sting and be really painful. Read on →

Your overall health should always be a top priority in your life—and that includes your sexual health. Sexually transmitted diseases are one of the most common conditions across the state and country. In fact, one in five people will contract one in any given year. If you are sexually active, you should be getting tested for STDs regularly as part of your preventive care routine. This not only protects you, but it also protects your partners! Read on →