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Sexual Health: how to Prevent STDs

STDs are sexually transmitted diseases that are spread during sex through the mouth, anus, and vagina. The most common symptoms are no symptoms at all, so for those who are sexually active, regular testing is very important. Many STDs are curable, but some are not. By practicing safe sex, there are many ways to prevent […]

By |October 28th, 2019|Blog, Health News, News & Updates|Comments Off on Sexual Health: how to Prevent STDs

Treatments for an Ankle Sprain

Spraining an ankle is never an enjoyable experience. Still, there are a few ways to make the healing process feel easier. An ankle sprain can happen when planting your foot the wrong way, twisting on uneven ground, during sports, or even too much force being applied to your ankle joint. Different treatments exist, and some […]

By |October 28th, 2019|Blog, Health News, News & Updates|Comments Off on Treatments for an Ankle Sprain

Stay Healthy with These Cold Prevention Tips

The common cold seems to hit at the most inconvenient of times – right before a big project, exam, or the holidays. Prevention is the key to staying healthy all year long and these easy tips could be just what you need to keep colds, flu and other illnesses at bay. Flu season is also […]

By |September 30th, 2019|Blog, Health News, News & Updates|0 Comments

September Is Healthy Aging Month

September is Healthy Aging Month, and AFC Urgent Care is dedicated to helping our patients maintain healthy and happy lives as they age. As you age, your health care needs become more unique. Situations might arise that are scarier as a senior adult than they would have been if you were 20 years younger. At […]

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Safety Tips: Protecting Your Family at The Pool

Nothing feels better on a hot summer day than a dip in the pool. It’s a great way to keep kids — and parents! — occupied and happy. And while no one wants a damper on their fun, it is important to remember that pools can be dangerous places. While most trips to the pool […]

By |August 25th, 2019|Blog, Health News, News & Updates|Comments Off on Safety Tips: Protecting Your Family at The Pool

Back to School: Staying Healthy In and Out of the Classroom

Kids spend more time at school during the year than anywhere else, and while every parent knows the back to school season is filled with shopping excursions, new school supplies, and other preparations, there is one other important thing many people forget. It’s time to make your children’s health part of your back to the […]

By |August 21st, 2019|Blog, Health News, News & Updates|Comments Off on Back to School: Staying Healthy In and Out of the Classroom

School’s Out! The Best (and Healthiest) Summer Activities for You and Your Kids

Summertime – the kids are home with loads of free time! They may feel inclined to relax on the couch until school starts up again in the fall, but don’t let them miss out on the lively energy of those summer months. AFC Urgent Care Malden encourages parents and kids to take advantage of the beautiful […]

By |July 10th, 2019|Blog, Health News, News & Updates|Comments Off on School’s Out! The Best (and Healthiest) Summer Activities for You and Your Kids

How to Stay Safe at Your Summer Barbecue

Summertime is the best time for grilling outdoors with family and friends. But while you’re grilling and chilling, we at AFC Urgent Care want to make sure you are staying safe, as well. So take some time to remember these tips for your next summer barbecue, and you’ll be better prepared to keep you and your […]

By |July 9th, 2019|Blog, Health News, News & Updates|Comments Off on How to Stay Safe at Your Summer Barbecue

Poison Ivy: Signs, Symptoms and Precautions

Poison ivy is the most common allergy in the United States, affecting about 50 million people every year. The rash from poison ivy is caused by an allergic reaction to urushiol, an oily substance in the leaves, stems, and roots of poison ivy, through direct contact. Urushiol is also found in poison oak and poison […]

By |June 15th, 2019|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Poison Ivy: Signs, Symptoms and Precautions

What Sends People to Urgent Care in the Summer?

Summer is a busy time for urgent care centers. Learn how you can avoid some of the most common summer injuries while you have your fun in the sun.

Summer is one of the most exciting times of the year! With vacations, backyard barbecues, fireworks shows and more to look forward to, there’s lots of fun […]

By |June 14th, 2019|Blog, Health News, News & Updates|Comments Off on What Sends People to Urgent Care in the Summer?