Month: June 2013

Conjunctivitis, Pink Eye & Eye Infections

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), conjunctivitis – or pink eye – is one of the most common eye conditions found in both children and adults. It’s also an eye infection that’s easily treatable and often best done in a walk-in urgent care center. Here’s a closer look at conjunctivitis, how it …

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Coughs

Many episodes of cough are benign, short-lived, and self-resolving….so how do you know when the time is right to go and get evaluated by a doctor?  And where do you go? Ideally, when we are ill, we are able to see our primary care physicians for assessment and treatment.  When possible, it is always advisable …

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Camp/School/Sports Physicals and Immunizations

Although it seems like school just ended and summer just started, it’s already time to think about your child’s medical requirements for Back-to-School in the fall. Does your child need a school or sports physical examination? Are they up to date on the immunizations/vaccinations required by the MA Department of Public Health? Before your summer …

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AFC Urgent Care at the 6th Annual Tailgate Trot in Waltham, MA

As the premiere sponsor of the Race Around Waltham Series (RAW), AFC Urgent Care Waltham is looking forward to the 6th Annual Tailgate Trot, the 5th race in the series, on Saturday, June 8th. The TailgateTrot is a 4 mile road race to celebrate the life of Michael A. Martin  and to support the Alzheimer’s Association …

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AFC Urgent Care at the 2013 Boston Health & Fitness Expo

The 2013 Health and Fitness Expo is a free-to-the-public community health event at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston on June 22-23 from 10am to 5pm. The event attracts more than 60,000 people from the Greater Boston region. Various health and wellness vendors will offer free health screenings, demonstrations, and giveaways. There will also be …

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Heat-Related Illness and Sun Exposure

With the arrival of hot weather there is also the potential of heat-related illness. There is a wide range of potential problems, including muscle cramps, swelling of hand and feet, dehydration, fainting, and full blown heat stroke. These problems can affect people of all ages, and those who are otherwise in excellent health, although individuals …

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