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What Should I Expect During an Immigration Physical?

Before becoming a green card holder or permanent resident of the United States, one of the things that are a must is getting an immigration medical exam or physical. It’s a critical part of preserving public safety and meeting the health-related standards for the admissibility of a foreign national. A government-authorized doctor is required to …

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How Patients Can Stay Ahead Of Allergies This Summer

Although allergies are most severe in springtime, they are also prevalent in summer. So, if you find yourself sneezing uncontrollably with an itchy throat or red bumps on your skin, it’s probably an allergic reaction. The more intense symptoms are swollen tongue, nausea, or anaphylaxis. You could experience any or some of these right after …

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Why you still need to go to the doctor’s office for care

While a lot of effort and resources have been directed towards fighting COVID-19, of importance is continued medical care and treatment of non-COVID-related illnesses. Maybe you’ve put off your doctor’s appointments because of fear about your risk of exposure to COVID if you venture into public. By not making your appointment, you risk worsening health …

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How to Prevent Illnesses During the Spring and Summer

As warm weather is arriving throughout much of the United States, as is an increase in cases of preventable illnesses. Poor health habits weaken the immune system, increasing the likelihood of illness.  There is nothing more uncomfortable than being sick in the summertime heat. Continue reading to learn more about how to get and stay …

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Healthy Springtime Activities That Have Low COVID-19 Risks

This spring is the season of hope when many Americans get their vaccinations and the country ramps up its effort to curtail the COVID-19 pandemic. Not only that but spring is known as the season to thaw from the cold of winter and head outdoors to experience renewal. That means warmer weather, spring cleaning, outdoor …

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What are the Primary Symptoms of COVID-19?

Seasonal illnesses include the cold, flu, and allergies that occur at a certain time of year. What do seasonal allergies and COVID-19 have in common? The answer is shared symptoms. How do you know that your chills, fever, cough, and body aches are symptoms of seasonal illnesses versus infection with the novel coronavirus? The frightening …

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If Travel Restrictions Are Reduced Do I Still Need COVID Testing?

Air travel puts consumers at high risk of contracting COVID-19. Air terminals, security checks, crowded flights, and numerous other situations make it impossible to practice social distancing, oftentimes for consecutive hours. Because of this unavoidably crowded space, it is important that all passengers are COVID-free before boarding a flight. No matter how relaxed travel restrictions …

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What Types of COVID-19 Testing Can I Get?

Over the course of the past year testing for COVID-19 has improved drastically. Tests have increased in availability and efficiency. The FDA has been working diligently to increase the availability of these critical tests.  Diagnostic and antibody tests are the two main types of COVID-19 tests available. There are variations within these categories. There are …

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Can I Get an Immigration Physical During the COVID Pandemic?

Immigration physicals are a critical need for any new permanent residents, workers on visa programs, and other immigrants coming into the country. The COVID-19 pandemic has complicated the process for patients to immigrate to the United States, but there are options to help secure efficient and fast immigration physicals for newly arrived residents. AFC Urgent …

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