What Should I Know About Kidney Stones?

What Should I Know About Kidney Stones?

Kidney stones—yikes! When you hear about them from someone who has experienced them, they sound extremely unpleasant. They cause lots of pain and discomfort, and oftentimes it’s really a tough waiting game before they go away. Do you know much else about them, though,...
What to Expect When Visiting Our AFC Center

What to Expect When Visiting Our AFC Center

A lot of times, it’s tough to know what you’re getting in an urgent care center. Sometimes, the service is quick but the care is poor, or it’s the other way around. With us, though, you can count on quality care at an efficient pace and an affordable price. Our AFC...
Why Does My Child Bruise So Easily?

Why Does My Child Bruise So Easily?

Kids will be kids. They run into things, fall down and are typically much more active than we adults are. Because of this, bruises tend to appear on their bodies quite often. Is their lack of awareness the only thing that contributes to more bruising, though, or can...
What Are Gastrointestinal Diseases?

What Are Gastrointestinal Diseases?

Gastrointestinal (GI) diseases are no joke. Although some people who have frequent stomachaches may not actually be experiencing true GI disease symptoms, there are a lot of Americans—60–70 million of them, in fact—that are affected by GI diseases and illnesses each...
What Should I Know About Mononucleosis?

What Should I Know About Mononucleosis?

You might not have heard of mononucleosis before, but it’s highly likely that you’re well aware of its more common abbreviation, “mono.” Mono is very common, and it’s especially common among teenagers and young adults. Children and older adults can get it, too,...
Why Do Omicron Breakthrough Cases Happen?

Why Do Omicron Breakthrough Cases Happen?

During the recent surge of the omicron variant, breakthrough COVID-19 infections have become much more common. The reason for this is that, due to its unique mutations, the omicron variant is far more transmissible than prior types of the COVID-19 virus. As a result,...
Do Viruses Always Get Worse in the Winter?

Do Viruses Always Get Worse in the Winter?

It sure seems like it! While there isn’t tons of conclusive evidence that explain why viruses tend to affect more people during the winter months, what we do know is that this idea is certainly more accurate than not. Our AFC Urgent Care Ballantyne team provides...
Should I Be Concerned If My Child Gets Croup?

Should I Be Concerned If My Child Gets Croup?

Croup is a common respiratory infection among children. It most often occurs in children between the ages of 3 months and 5 years old, and it will likely clear up within a week. Although serious croup complications are rare, croup is not something to take lightly. Our...
How Serious Is a Flu Fever?

How Serious Is a Flu Fever?

The flu is certainly not fun to experience. You will almost certainly feel terrible, tired and achey. Plus, you will most likely have a fever if you do get sick with the flu. Our AFC Urgent Care Ballantyne team goes on to highlight the severity of flu symptoms below,...