Getting older is a blessing in many ways, but it can be scary to think about the possibilities of developing certain conditions like Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia. Since these conditions typically appear later in life, it can be common to worry about whether your recent memory slip is the start of something more. Alzheimer’s affects about 6 million people currently, so it is important to know what signs to look for and how to support your brain to reduce your risk of memory issues later in life. Read on →

X-ray technology is one of the greatest advancements of our time! We are grateful to be able to use this diagnostic tool every day to help patients recover faster from injuries and illnesses. In addition to all of the other benefits that a stop at AFC Urgent Care Fountain City can offer, our team uses digital X-ray technology that can diagnose you quickly and more accurately than a traditional film X-ray. Read on →

Picture this—you went out with your friends for a fun dinner together yesterday at a new place and had a great time, but today you are starting to feel weird. Your stomach hurts, you start to experience some GI symptoms and you are nauseous. While it could be a run-of-the-mill stomach bug, chances are that you contracted some type of food poisoning at that new restaurant. Food poisoning can occur from many different pathogens and bacteria, including salmonella. Read on →

The summer season is a favorite among many for good reason! The weather is beautiful, the temperatures are warm and there is so much fun to be had in our area. As you get ready to enjoy all that the Fountain City community has to offer this summer, make sure you prioritize staying safe from the harsh summer sun. The sun can feel really good on your skin after a long winter, but be cautious to avoid long-term exposure. Read on →

We all know that a healthy lifestyle requires a colorful and varied diet. Healthy proteins, fruits and vegetables are often the focus, but don’t overlook the importance of vitamins and minerals! Minerals like calcium are crucial to your overall health and help support your body to thrive every day. Our AFC Urgent Care Fountain City team explains more about calcium and its role in our bodies below, so read on. Read on →

As we start to open our windows again and welcome in the fresh spring air, seasonal allergies begin to make an appearance once more. If you experience mild to moderate seasonal allergy symptoms, this time of year might not be your favorite. The trees and flowers start to bloom in early spring, and pollen is much more prevalent in the air. If this pollen makes you feel pretty miserable, you are not alone! Read on →

The healthcare industry experienced some major changes in how we approached patient care over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic. Now that the pandemic’s emergency status is set to expire in May, there will be a variety of changes coming in regard to telemedicine. What isn’t changing, however, are the benefits of an in-person visit at AFC Urgent Care Fountain City! Our team offers a personalized approach to all of our patients, and we explain the importance of that below. Read on →

Ear infections are incredibly common, especially in childhood. If you are experiencing ear pain or your child is experiencing discomfort in one or both ears, it may be due to an ear infection! Pain associated with an ear infection can range from a dull burning to a sharp or localized pain. Our AFC Urgent Care Fountain City team explains more about ear infections and what to look for below, so read on. Read on →

The colder temperatures and less-than-ideal outside environment have a lot of us spending our days in the warm comfort of our homes. While that is certainly a cozy place to curl up while we wait for summer to come back, it can actually be detrimental to your physical and mental health. Over time, minimal exposure to sunlight can increase your risk of a vitamin D deficiency or a mental health condition called seasonal affective disorder. Read on →

So you woke up with a fever, you’re coughing and your chest feels full of mucus. Now what? Chances are you are suffering from some type of lung infection! Bronchitis and pneumonia are two common lung infections, and both infections can produce similar symptoms. Read on as our AFC Urgent Care Fountain City team explains the differences between these two illnesses below. What’s the Difference Between Bronchitis and Pneumonia? A bronchitis infection affects the bronchial tubes that carry air to your lungs. Read on →