No matter what holidays you celebrate or observe, this time of year is wonderful for so many reasons! We all love the increased time spent with family, exchanging gifts, eating delicious food and partaking in family traditions. Since this time of year is so fun, it is natural to want to avoid getting sick in any capacity right now. You don’t want to be the only one to miss out on your activities because of a pesky illness. Read on →

Respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, is a respiratory infection that can cause breathing troubles and can be really dangerous for certain populations. Older adults and small children are disproportionately affected by RSV, and they make up the vast majority of severe cases and hospitalizations across the country. Our AFC Urgent Care Indian Trail team wants you to stay as healthy as possible, so read on to learn more about RSV and the specific signs to look for. Read on →

Our health is our greatest asset, and a lot of times we can take that for granted while we run around during our day-to-day lives. Getting sick may happen often for some of you, while others feel like they never get sick, even when the flu and various colds are circulating around them. If you are part of that group that seems to never get sick, don’t let your guard down! Read on →

You woke up with a sore throat, a mild fever and some body aches. You’re sick, but you don’t know what is causing it! Nowadays, it can be frustrating or even a little overwhelming to get sick, thanks to the pandemic. Many different illnesses share similar symptoms, including the flu, COVID-19 and strep throat, so it can be hard to figure out what illness is causing your symptoms at home. Read on →

Everyone is at risk. COVID-19 cases are on the rise again. Cases have spiked all across the country, especially here in the southern states. We know it’s frustrating! COVID-19 still has the potential to make anyone really sick, so it is important to know how to avoid getting sick or know what to do if you start experiencing symptoms. Our AFC Urgent Care Indian Trail team explains more below about who is at risk of COVID-19 again this year and what to do to avoid getting sick. Read on →

We are back in the full swing of school, work and fall sports season—and that can be either chaos or organized chaos, depending on how busy your family is! We hope that you find a good rhythm for the year ahead. However, once you find what works for your family, chances are that someone in your family will come down with some type of illness. That’s just the nature of family life! Read on →

Sometimes diagnosing conditions can be easy and relatively straightforward, and sometimes it takes a bit more investigative work to get to the root cause of your issues. Many different illnesses have telltale symptoms that we can recognize, and different tests can help confirm our suspicions. In some cases, though, symptoms may look different or not as noticeable from person to person, which is why we have a variety of diagnostic tools at our disposal to help us along the way. Read on →

You can do anything you set your mind to, including quitting an addictive habit! It may seem overwhelming or impossible at the moment, but we promise that you can do it. Quitting an addictive habit like smoking takes time and focus, but the rewards are well worth it. Chronic smoking leads to all kinds of negative side effects, including serious diseases like cancer. Our AFC Urgent Care Indian Trail team explains more about the benefits of kicking your smoking habit for good, so read on to get inspired to change your life. Read on →

There are all kinds of illnesses circulating about that have the potential to make you really sick. While you may feel pretty bad for a few days or a week, most illnesses do go away with time or treatment and don’t leave you with any residual issues. That’s not always the case when it comes to STDs. Untreated STDs can cause significant issues for you later in life if they aren’t treated properly or quickly enough. Read on →

If you are like us, you are spending much more time outside at this point in the year. The warm weather, sunny days and family events make it so easy to enjoy the outdoors! We would also bet that you have found at least one tick on yourself or family member already this year. Tick season is in full swing right now, so being aware of your surroundings and your skin is crucial. Read on →