What Does Scoliosis Look Like in Children?

What Does Scoliosis Look Like in Children?

Scoliosis affects the way that your spine is supported. If your child has scoliosis, his or her spine has taken on an “S” or “C” shape instead of the typical vertical structure. Scoliosis can be genetic or a developmental abnormality, and sometimes no known cause is...
What STD Tests Are Available at AFC?

What STD Tests Are Available at AFC?

Sexually transmitted diseases, or STDs, are more common than you may think. Even though they are not usually a popular topic of conversation, they actually affect one in five people at any given time. If you start to experience some symptoms of an STD, it is important...
Does My Asthma Diagnosis Limit Me?

Does My Asthma Diagnosis Limit Me?

Any doctor will tell you that regular exercise is necessary in order to maintain a healthy lifestyle. When you have asthma, that is even more important! Although it can seem scary to think about, consistent exercise can actually help you manage your asthma symptoms...
How Should I Treat My Child’s Sports Injury?

How Should I Treat My Child’s Sports Injury?

Having active children is both fun and exhausting! Encouraging their love for sports by driving them to all of their camps, clinics and tournaments is rewarding but keeps families incredibly busy. But what happens when your child accidentally gets hurt while on the...
Can Small Fractures Get Bigger?

Can Small Fractures Get Bigger?

Fractures and bone breaks are some of the most common reasons people end up in urgent cares and at the doctor’s office. Not only are they typically extremely painful to experience, but they require immediate medical care so they won’t get worse. Read on to learn more...
How Serious Is Mesenteric Adenitis?

How Serious Is Mesenteric Adenitis?

Some conditions are more common among children than they are among adults, and mesenteric adenitis is one of those conditions. Children and teens are most susceptible to this condition that is often caused by a virus or bacteria in the stomach. Read on to learn more...
How Can I Stop Mosquito Bites From Itching?

How Can I Stop Mosquito Bites From Itching?

Mosquito bites are common during the spring, and as much as we want to scratch them when they itch, it’s a bad idea to do so. Scratching mosquito bites can cause infections, which can, in turn, cause more health complications. So, what are we supposed to do when the...
How Can I Get Rid of a Kidney Stone?

How Can I Get Rid of a Kidney Stone?

Kidney stones can be quite painful, and if you get one, it feels like it lasts forever—even though it generally will only last for about a month. In most cases, kidney stones can be passed without any necessary medical or surgical procedures. Learn more from our AFC...
Do I Have a Vitamin Deficiency If I Bruise Often?

Do I Have a Vitamin Deficiency If I Bruise Often?

You’re walking around the home and knock your knee into something you didn’t see; a bruise shows up a day later as a reminder of your clumsiness. This is a common occurrence for many, but there are times when bruises show up and you don’t even remember how you got...