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  • Get Your DOT Physical Here!

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    Calling all the Commercial Drivers! Federal law requires that all drivers of commercial vehicles undergo a physical examination. The Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations regarding the examination have become more detailed and complex. In fact, any physician or other medical provider must take a course and pass an examination in order to be able to […]

  • Common Winter Health Complaints

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    February can be a bleak month, filled with gray, dreary days and chilly, blustery nights. While the chill in the air can’t be blamed for bugs going around the office or school, the cold itself can irritate the body, causing minor ailments. Each winter season, doctors here at AFC/Doctors Express find more and more patients […]

  • Common Symptoms of Bronchitis

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    Bronchitis is a respiratory disease in which the mucus membrane in the lungs’ bronchial passages becomes inflamed and irritated. Bronchitis is almost always caused by respiratory viruses and does not require antibiotics. The wheezing of bronchitis may be treated with an inhaler. As the irritated membrane swells and grows thicker, it narrows or shuts off […]

  • CDC Says: Flu Reaches Epidemic Level

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    The recent and tragic death of a 17 year old teen from Minnesota has many concerned about the flu epidemic currently on rise in the United States. Statistics show that flu activity is high in nearly half the country — 22 states and Puerto Rico, and experts are urging people to take preventive action by […]

  • Strep Throat 101

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    Strep throat is a bacterial infection within the throat and the tonsils. Universal symptoms of strep would include an irritated and inflamed throat. These symptoms can cause severe discomfort such as the inability to swallow, swollen tonsils and lymph nodes, fever and ear infections. The most successful treatment of a strep throat infection would be […]

  • Truth or Fiction: Unmasking Common Winter Health Myths

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    “Yes, mom, we heard you! We know it’s cold out there. We’re grabbing our coats right now!” “This scratchy throat and runny nose will definitely get better with some homemade chicken soup.” “Of course we promise to cough into our elbows.” We’ve all heard our mothers’ best remedies and advice for cold and flu season, […]

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