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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Rapid Testing FAQs for Patients

Patients need COVID-19 testing in order to return to work, school, and normal activities as restrictions on businesses open and our communities go back to a “new normal.” Sometimes, a patient may need a faster type of COVID-19 testing than the standard PCR nasal swab if they are going back to work/travel/etc. on a short …

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What do we know about the COVID-19 Vaccine?

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to progress with more cases rising across Bucks County, PA and other nearby communities. The nation patient awaits as the COVID-19 vaccine slowly rollouts out to the country as public health departments and healthcare providers coordinate vaccination programs. You may have seen recent news articles and information about new vaccinations, but …

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What Should I Know About Rapid COVID-19 Testing?

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a second wave to start of 2021, which means that available testing and vaccinations are crucial to help our community transition to the “new normal.” Vaccinations are going to be scheduled based on age group and specific occupational hierarchy (healthcare providers, first responders, essential workers) so many patients will …

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Safest Ways to Travel for the Holidays This Year

Heading home for the holidays is something that people look forward to each year, but unfortunately, 2020 has been anything but typical. The COVID-19 pandemic has changed how we work, go to school, and even shop for groceries, so it’s reasonable to expect it will impact how we celebrate the holidays too. If you plan …

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Safe, Low Risk Thanksgiving Recipes and Activities for 2020

2020 has been an unusual year to say the least. It would be naïve to expect things to go back to normal just because Thanksgiving is approaching, so it’s necessary to come up with alternate plans. Large celebrations put not just the people in attendance at risk, but also every person those people may come …

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