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What to Know About Sinus Infections

Sinus infections are most common in the colder months when other illnesses can lead to you feeling congested. Some of the key symptoms of a sinus infection include heaviness or fullness in your face, especially around your eyes and nose where the sinuses are located. Learning when you have a cold and when you are […]

By |February 24th, 2020|News & Updates|Comments Off on What to Know About Sinus Infections

When to Visit an Urgent Care for the Flu!

It’s that time of the year, where influenza, also known as the flu, has made itself known. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has stated influenza is still circulating, and the strain H3N2 can cause serious illnesses. Cases of H3N2 are seen more often now than earlier in the year.
If you have the following symptoms, […]

By |November 20th, 2019|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on When to Visit an Urgent Care for the Flu!

What is a Normal Cholesterol Level?

It’s essential to monitor your cholesterol levels, especially if you have a history of high cholesterol. Simply put, cholesterol is a fat-like, waxy substance your body needs to work efficiently. It is found in animal products and produced in the liver. Even though your body needs it, having too much puts you at risk for coronary […]

By |November 12th, 2019|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on What is a Normal Cholesterol Level?

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 […]

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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 […]

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