What Is a Kidney Stone?

What Is a Kidney Stone?

Whether or not you’ve had a kidney stone before, odds are that you’ve certainly heard of one or know someone who has had one. They aren’t any fun to deal with, and they’re very common in America. Do you know what they actually are, though? Read on to learn more from...
Why Is Mono Called the Kissing Disease?

Why Is Mono Called the Kissing Disease?

You’ve likely heard mono (medically known as mononucleosis) referred to as the “kissing disease” before, but do you know why that is? Mono is most commonly caused by the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), which is transmitted through bodily fluids, such as saliva. So, when you...
What Are Breakthrough Infections?

What Are Breakthrough Infections?

Recently, the CDC has gone on record in saying that COVID-19 breakthrough infections are much more likely than they used to be. But, why? Our AFC Urgent Care Gastonia team provides some answers below, so read on! Why Do Breakthrough Infections Happen? Breakthrough...
What Do I Need to Know About Croup?

What Do I Need to Know About Croup?

When or if your kids get croup, it can be scary. While croup itself isn’t a very harmful infection, it sounds harmful, due to the eerie, barking cough that kids experience when they get this infection. Our AFC Urgent Care Gastonia team provides more info on croup...
What Can I Do About a Flu-Related Fever at Home?

What Can I Do About a Flu-Related Fever at Home?

Fevers aren’t pleasant to experience, to say the least. Although they’re common with all viral infections, it doesn’t make them any less uncomfortable to deal with. Luckily, though, there are some things you can do at home to ease your fever and bring down your body...