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What To Do About a Chronic Cough?

As we (finally) start to near the end of cold and flu season, many people will develop lingering chest congestion, and a cough. Coughing is our body’s way of trying to clear its airways. Some common causes of coughing include allergies, asthma, acid re-flux, dry air, and smoking. Coughing is a natural occurrence and is rarely the sign of anything …

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Bronchitis or Pneumonia; Which Is It?

When it comes to bronchitis and pneumonia, the symptoms of both can sometimes seem interchangeable, and can in turn become very confusing. When faced with a serious upper respiratory illness it is important to get medical attention as soon as possible, as often times if not treated bronchitis can lead to pneumonia. So when do …

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Don’t Let the Bomb Cyclone Lead to Hypothermia

With the start of 2018 underway, we are already reaching new lows with warnings of the worst winter in history, and climatic terms that are new to us, such as ‘bomb cyclone’. Plummeting temperatures are currently putting everyone in the North East at risk for major health issues, including hypothermia. One of the reasons hypothermia …

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Why the Quadrivalent Flu Vaccine This Year?

Throughout the years, as flu strains mutate and change,  there there have been many different flu vaccines available to combat the different strains of influenza. You may be wondering which of these vaccines is the right choice for you. It can be confusing, but here at AFC Urgent Care Vernon we’re going to help you …

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Cold or Flu?

October means sweater weather and the arrival of our beautiful Fall Foliage, but it’s also the start of flu season. while this may seem early, don’t wait to take steps to protect yourself this flu season.  Fear not, as the flu, if dealt with early on, is preventable! Sometimes, however it can be hard to …

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4 Warning Signs of a Concussion

Since school sports are starting back up, it’s important to be aware of the dangers of extensive head trauma and concussions. You can help your young athlete prevent lasting damage.  With more and more media coverage surrounding concussions and traumatic brain injuries (TBI’s) due to increasing awareness of professional football players lawsuits against the NFL, …

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Do I Have Heat Stroke? Signs, Symptoms, Prevention & Treatment

We all know that spending a day in the sun can be draining, but what is the tipping point when feeling drained can turn into a potentially fatal medical emergency; Heat Stroke? In the following article we will walk you through the Signs, Symptoms, Prevention Tactics, and Treatments for heat stroke. Signs and Symptoms of …

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