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Travel Medicine and Vaccination

An estimated more than 800 million travelers worldwide cross international boundaries each year. However, whether associated with tourism, humanitarian efforts, globalization of industry, or migrant workers, studies suggest only a small number seek pre-travel health advice. In addition, the composition of those traveling continues to become more diverse and medically complex, creating a vastly different …

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The Link Between Sleep and Mood

You probably know firsthand that sleep affects mood. After a sleepless night, you may be more irritable, short-tempered, and vulnerable to stress. Once you sleep well, your mood often returns to normal. Studies have shown that even partial sleep deprivation has a significant effect on mood. University of Pennsylvania researchers found that subjects who were …

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The Effects of Stress on the Body

Stress is a natural physical and mental reaction to both good and bad experiences that can be beneficial to your health and safety. Your body responds to stress by releasing hormones and increasing your heart and breathing rates. Your brain gets more oxygen, giving you an edge in responding to a problem. In the short …

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Medical Laboratory Professionals Week is a great time to check in with AFC Urgent Care

As part of the medical industry, we at AFC Urgent Care know the many players in our profession. We know about caring nurses, brilliant doctors and great support staff, but there are some members of our profession that can be overlooked. April 19-25 is Medical Laboratory Professionals Week, where we celebrate those often unsung members …

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Listeria in the news

You may be taking a break from some of your favorite snacks lately, due to recent concerns over listeria bacteria in food products. Just this week, varieties of Blue Bell Ice Cream were recalled over listeria concerns, and earlier this month, Sabra Hummus was pulled from store shelves after a package in Michigan tested positive …

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