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...