What Parents Should Know About RSV

November 10, 2022

This year, communities have seen more cases of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) than years prior. Now that the world has gradually begun to recover from the COVID-19 lockdown, children are more exposed to more viruses than before. RSV is a common virus that causes cold-like symptoms. It’s important to know the signs and symptoms of RSV to best prevent the onset of potential complications. Visit the walk-in clinic at AFC Urgent Care Short Hills ...

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Is Strep Throat Contagious?

November 10, 2022

As cases of strep throat begin to rise in our communities, many people may be left wondering questions about the illness. Whether you want to learn more about the signs, the contagion period, or how to get symptom relief, this blog will help you find some clarity. At AFC Urgent Care Short Hills, we understand how a sore throat can be painful and disruptive to your daily routine. Visit our walk-in clinic anytime you’re ...

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Tips to Prevent Winter Illness

October 10, 2022

With each passing day, the temperature seems to be dropping more and more. As we search in our closets for last year's winter coat and scarf, some of us may be preparing for an annual cold that seems to hit us right when the seasons change. But is a drop in temperature making us sick, or is it something else? When the weather gets cooler and the holidays near, it’s more common for ...

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What to Do if You Find a Breast Lump

October 10, 2022

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, an ideal time we can take to educate ourselves on the disease. Becoming familiar with the early signs and potential risk factors of breast cancer is essential to detect the symptoms early. Early detection of breast cancer can lead to early treatment, and therefore prevent a life-threatening outcome. The health of all patients in our community is the top priority at AFC Urgent Care Short Hills. Continue reading to ...

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What Causes Fall Allergies? | AFC Urgent Care Short Hills

September 12, 2022

What Causes Fall Allergies? Each year, millions of individuals suffer from allergies due to a list of irritants. Fall allergies can linger throughout the autumn and winter months, and while you may not be able to eliminate your allergies completely, there are things you can do to lessen exposure and symptoms. Learning about the various triggers for fall allergies and planning a visit to AFC Urgent Care Short Hills can help you find the necessary ...

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Preventing Sports Injuries | AFC Urgent Care Short Hills

September 12, 2022

How Can I Prevent Sports Injuries? Whether you play sports for fitness, competition or just for fun, the last thing you want is to undergo any type of injury. Keeping your body active and moving is a large factor in maintaining your overall health and wellness, and sports injuries typically keep you off your feet for an extended period of time. There are a couple things you can do to prevent incurring sports injuries– like ...

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When Should I Be Concerned About a Bee Sting?

August 23, 2022

There is no way to truly prevent yourself or your children from suffering from bee stings. They are common occurrences in the summertime, especially as kids play outside more and more. Most stings are uneventful, and once the pain subsides, your child may be left with some swelling. It’s important to be aware of possible allergic reactions to bee stings and how to handle them. AFC Urgent Care Short Hills is here to provide ...

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What are the Types of Flu Shots?

August 23, 2022

With all of the types of flu vaccinations, they all perform the same job. Flu vaccines inject a small dose of the virus into your system, so your body begins to create antibodies. These antibodies protect against the flu if you come in contact with the full thing. There are actually seven different types of flu vaccines, but for the purpose of this article, we’ll focus on the top two most common. AFC Urgent ...

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Can Swimmer’s Ear Clear Up On Its Own?

July 30, 2022

If you have a painful ear infection like swimmer's ear, you may be wondering if it will clear up on its own. Let's explore the possible causes of swimmer's ear and whether or not it will clear up without treatment. Continue on to learn more about this condition and how to treat it safely and effectively. AFC Urgent Care Short Hills provides treatment against swimmer’s ear. If you find yourself with ...

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Tips for Preventing Heat Illnesses

July 30, 2022

Summer is a time for fun in the sun, but it's important to take precautions against heat illnesses. AFC Urgent Care Short Hills is here to help with minor to moderate symptoms of heat illnesses. If you find yourself with dehydration symptoms this summer, visit our center for quick rehydration. We're open seven days a week, so visit us for weekend urgent care! Here are some easy ways to stay safe and healthy ...

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