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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?

Harmful Effects of Smoking

Smoking has numerous health effects that can cause serious harm. Every year, thousands of people die in the U.S. from cigarette smoking-related illnesses. Smoking increases the risk of developing particular diseases and can harm just about every organ of the human body. Even short-term cigarette smoking can impact your health. Let’s take a closer look […]

By |May 11th, 2019|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Harmful Effects of Smoking

What Should You Know About Measles?

Measles is now one of the most significant health care risks for young children in the U.S as cases continue to climb. The Centers for Disease Control now estimate that nearly 704 cases of measles have been confirmed in the U.S, which is the highest amount since the disease was virtually eradicated in 2000.

The […]

By |April 16th, 2019|Blog, Health News, News & Updates, Uncategorized|Comments Off on What Should You Know About Measles?

How to Prevent and Treat Your Child’s Sports Injuries

Did you know that sports injuries are some of the most common reasons for medical visits among children in middle school and high school?

The Centers for Disease Control estimate that nearly 3.2 million children each year are hospitalized from sports injuries annually. In addition, over 750,000 children between the ages of 12-17 are treated in […]

By |April 15th, 2019|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on How to Prevent and Treat Your Child’s Sports Injuries

How to prevent allergy triggers in your home

Allergy season is just around the corner as the cold weather begins to heats up and the snow from winter thaws out. During the spring, and continuing into summer, allergy triggers such as dust and pollen are more likely to spread. Preventing these triggers from building up in your household is a great way to […]

By |March 21st, 2019|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on How to prevent allergy triggers in your home

Sports Injury Prevention Guide

This spring, millions of students will participate in school sports across the country. Sports are a great way to get your child active and help maintain their overall health, but the risk of a potential injury still persist.

The CDC estimates that injuries from school sports are the leading cause of emergency room visits among adolescents […]

By |March 14th, 2019|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Sports Injury Prevention Guide

A Guide to Healthy Weight Loss

Weight loss is a goal that many people set for themselves but healthily losing weight is essential when working towards that goal. Healthy weight loss refers to a slow but steady decline of 1-2 pounds per week. Crazy crash diet and exercise plans may offer results quicker than that, but the results will be short […]

By |February 28th, 2019|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on A Guide to Healthy Weight Loss