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Fall in Love with Feeling Good

New Year’s resolutions fell by the wayside weeks ago (do you still do that?) and the cold and flu season has gripped the country in a vise that has been hard to shake. This time of year, the effort to live a healthy and balanced life can seem like a losing battle.

Hey, don’t give up! […]

By |February 14th, 2018|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Fall in Love with Feeling Good

The Lifecycle of the Flu

Most years, the terms “flu season” and “flu shot” are viewed as a pesky seasonal rite of passage, a nuisance, another thing on your to-do list. But this year, the virulent H3N2 virus — which has been circulating for 50 years and dubbed the “Hong Kong flu” — is getting peoples’ attention.

The 2017–2018 flu season […]

By |February 14th, 2018|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on The Lifecycle of the Flu

When to Seek Medical Attention for a Fever

You will more than likely find yourself waking up in a pool of sweat after a terrible dream, but during cold and flu season, you might wake up dripping in sweat due to a fever.

A fever is a temporary increase in your body’s temperature.  While a fever will make you feel uncomfortable, it is a […]

By |January 31st, 2018|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on When to Seek Medical Attention for a Fever

Five Ways to Stay on Track with Your New Year’s Resolutions

At the start of the new year, you have your mindset to get “healthier,” whether that means toning up and getting fit, losing weight, or changing your diet.

Now that we’re a month into the new year, it dawned on you that you haven’t started accomplishing any of the goals you had set for yourself for […]

By |January 31st, 2018|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Five Ways to Stay on Track with Your New Year’s Resolutions

Why Are People with Asthma Encouraged to Get a Flu Shot?

If you’ve been watching the news lately, you’ve no doubt heard that the flu is sweeping the country this year. In fact, for the first time in 13 years, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reported that the entire contiguous United States, excluding Washington DC, is showing widespread flu at one time!

Getting a […]

By |January 26th, 2018|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Why Are People with Asthma Encouraged to Get a Flu Shot?

Runny, Stuffy, Sniffles and More!

A drip, a scratch, a-choo, a stuffy nose and a cough. These are the tell-tale signs of the most common ailment in the world — the common cold. Between the drier air outside, which may make your nose drier and more vulnerable to a viral infection, and people spending more time together inside — whether […]

By |January 26th, 2018|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Runny, Stuffy, Sniffles and More!

Beware of Cough Medicine

Giving your child cough medicine seems like a natural and smart decision, and it is. You hear your little one coughing like they have the plague, and so you grab whatever you can find in the cabinet, whip out a spoon and tell your child to open wide. But be careful — you might be […]

By |January 9th, 2018|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Beware of Cough Medicine

Are Extra Pounds Weighing Down Your Immune System?

It probably comes as no surprise that losing weight and getting healthy is high on the list when it comes to New Year’s resolutions. And like so many promises we make to ourselves, it’s usually easier said than done. At American Family Care clinics, we see the effects of obesity every day. High blood pressure, […]

By |January 5th, 2018|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Are Extra Pounds Weighing Down Your Immune System?

Stop the Flu in its Tracks

‘Tis the season . . . don’t worry: we know that the holidays have passed, but flu season is still in full swing! In fact, it is reported that during in the 2017-2018 season flu activity has been greater than in prior years. That’s why it’s critical for people to be on the lookout for […]

By |January 5th, 2018|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Stop the Flu in its Tracks

Resolution Solutions For the New Year

As we inch toward the new year, American Family Care physicians have been talking with patients about lifestyle changes that can help them feel healthier. It probably comes as no surprise that these discussions mirror some of the top New Year’s resolutions — eating better, exercising regularly, and quitting smoking to name a few!

But, even […]

By |January 5th, 2018|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Resolution Solutions For the New Year