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Frostbite

Cold Weather Problems… FROSTBITE! The cold weather is here and care has to be taken to prevent, recognize, and treat cold-related injury to exposed areas, typically fingers, toes, ears, and nose. This is due to constriction of the blood vessels, depriving oxygen to these parts. “Frostnip” is a milder, reversible precursor to Frostbite, which can …

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Hypothermia

Hypothermia: Symptoms and Prevention Winter is in full swing in New England and with temperatures dipping below freezing as of late, it’s important to understand the risks of hypothermia and how to treat it. Hypothermia is caused when the body loses heat faster than it can produce it; which can happen quickly on a frigid …

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Cough in Adults

I’m pretty sure everyone reading this has had a cough at some point. It is certainly one of the most common complaints prompting visits to the doctors, and resulting in lost work days, sleepless nights, and general malaise. This malady also prompts two basic questions: 1) Why is this happening? 2) What can and should …

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Flu Shots & Prevention

The Flu season is just around the corner. Time to get vaccinated. Influenza (the Flu) is a serious illness affecting millions of Americans, of which about 250,000 are hospitalized each year. Of those, about 36,000 people, mostly over age 65, die each year from complications. The Flu usually last 3-7 days, although some symptoms can …

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We are open

AFC Urgent Care in Waltham MA is now open! We are conveniently located at 1030 Main Street in Waltham. We are open every day from 8am – 8pm. Skip the emergency room – visit your local doctors express today! AFC Urgent Care opened its first Washington State urgent care in 2011, to provide affordable, efficient …

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