Why is Chlyamdia a Growing Health Concern in Denver?

Chlamydia is one of the fastest-growing public health concerns within Denver, among the general increase of STDs across the city. According to the Denver Post, nearly 1 in 100 adults now has chlamydia as rates have skyrocketed at the same pace as national cases. Currently, chlamydia is the most common STD in the United States …

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Is the Measles Outbreak in Denver Likely to Affect You?

Denver Speer Appointments Cherry Creek Appointments Denver East Appointments Denver Highlands The Measles outbreak is one of the nation’s most pressing public health crises in recent memory, as the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports record outbreaks in New York and other parts of the country? But should you be worried about the measles outbreak …

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X-Rays at Urgent Care? How Urgent Care Provides Fast, Low-Cost Imaging Services

Most adults in the United States are likely to go to one of two places for their x-ray needs: a hospital or an emergency room (ER). But what they don’t know is that urgent care is usually a better alternative for x-ray services that both these facilities. At AFC Urgent Care Denver, we want to …

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Measles Updates: Why Measles Is Still An Emerging Public Health Crisis

As we explained in our previous blog, measles is now a bonafide public health crisis in the United States that requires patients to increasingly aware of measles risks. The Centers for Disease Control estimate that nearly 555 cases of measles are now reported in the United States even though the disease was virtually eliminated in …

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How to Create an Asthma Action Plan to Control Symptoms

Did you know that asthma impacts millions of children every year and that asthma rates are continuing to climb in the U.S? The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that 26 million people in the U.S have asthma and that 6 million children under the age of 18 have asthma. Asthma also affects children disproportionately …

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Top Three Most Common Allergies in the U.S

As we mentioned in our last blog, individuals with seasonal allergies should create an allergy action plan to help manage symptoms and avoid specific allergy triggers. An effective allergy action plan is tailored to the unique healthcare needs of a patient and when they are likely to experience an allergic reaction. However, it helps for …

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How To Create an Allergy Action Plan

In our last blog, we discussed how patients can generally address seasonal allergies and make sure that you are prepared to manage allergy symptoms. But as the weather gets warmer, and spring comes around the corner, patients with allergies need to know what the best ways to prevent allergies are for them. What we mean …

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STD Awareness Month: What Patients Should Know About Sexually Transmitted Diseases

April is the start of STD Awareness Month, where healthcare organizations across the country try to educate the public about the importance of testing, what they should know about STDs, and how to create a healthier outcome from STD prevention. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) explains that STD Awareness Month is aimed at helping …

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How to Prevent, Manage, and Treat Seasonal Allergies

A good portion of adults and children in the U.S are likely to suffer from seasonal allergies during the spring and summer. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 19.9 million adults had cases of hay fever while 5.6 million children also reported having hay fever. Eight million children also reported having a respiratory …

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