How Are Kidney Stones Diagnosed?

How Are Kidney Stones Diagnosed?

If you’ve had a kidney stone before, you know what symptoms to be on the lookout for again. If you’ve never had a kidney stone, though, and you start to experience lots of pain in your side and a burning sensation when urinating, how are you supposed to know for sure...
What Should I Know About Seasonal Allergies?

What Should I Know About Seasonal Allergies?

Seasonal allergies are things that so many people struggle with each year. They can come on strong, and they can be hard to shake. Many people deal with them for years and years and just accept it. While that is OK, we believe it’s important to know what typically...
How Is Gastrointestinal Disease Diagnosed?

How Is Gastrointestinal Disease Diagnosed?

Gastrointestinal diseases and disorders affect millions of Americans every year. While the symptoms that you continue to experience might seem commonplace to you, they might be a sign that you are actually experiencing a GI disease. Since many GI diseases share...
Can Mono Cause Serious Health Complications?

Can Mono Cause Serious Health Complications?

Mono (medically known as mononucleosis) is a common illness, and it’s especially common among young adults. It’s often referred to as the “kissing disease,” since it is most often transmitted to others by kissing or sharing of bodily fluids, like saliva. Extreme...
Why Do Virus Rates Increase in the Winter?

Why Do Virus Rates Increase in the Winter?

It’s no secret that the flu has always gotten worse during this time of year, but why does that happen? And why are other viruses more common, too? Our AFC Urgent Care Chattanooga team provides some helpful answers below, so keep reading! What Causes an Uptick in...
Should I Be Worried About Croup?

Should I Be Worried About Croup?

Croup is a scary-sounding respiratory infection. If you are a parent, it’s likely that your child has dealt with it before. While the cough that comes along with croup is not for the faint of heart, it’s typically easy to treat and isn’t usually a huge cause for...
How Dangerous Is Strep Throat?

How Dangerous Is Strep Throat?

Strep throat is a common infection, as between 11,000 and 13,000 Americans will get it each year. It’s also more common during the winter seasons, but it remains highly treatable. Below, our AFC Urgent Care Chattanooga team provides further info on strep throat and...
Am I at Risk of Getting the Flu This Winter?

Am I at Risk of Getting the Flu This Winter?

Even during the age of COVID-19, yes, it’s possible to get the flu this year. In fact, it’s even more possible to get the flu this year compared to last year, due to reduced social distancing and fewer mask mandates. There are some additional risk factors that can...