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Month: February 2014

Bronchitis

Bronchitis is a respiratory disease which causes inflammation of the bronchial passages inside the lungs. When these passages become inflated, the airways become restricted and shut off which can cause coughing and breathlessness. Bronchitis can be classified as acute or chronic. Acute bronchitis can last about a week. Chronic bronchitis can last months and return …

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Increased Risk of Hepatitis C for People Age 50+

Hepatitis C is a virus that infects the liver.  It can cause liver disease, liver cancer, and even death if untreated. According to WHO statistics, 3% of the world’s population has been infected with Hepatitis C virus (HCV).  This translates into 170 million chronic carriers of the virus. Statistics show that Baby Boomers (people born …

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Spring Break and Travel Medicine

Hey Bentley University students!  The semester just started and it already feels like it’s never going to end, but you do have Spring Break to look forward to!  When it’s freezing outside and you’re stuck in the Bentley bubble, there is nothing to get you through these long, cold days.  How about day dreaming about …

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Winter Storm Safety Tips

With all of the winter storms we’ve already had and with such a long winter still ahead of us, we here at AFC Urgent Care in Waltham, MA want to provide you with some useful tips to make sure you are prepared and stay safe during winter storms. Be prepared: Make sure you have an …

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