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Seasonal Illnesses to be Aware of During the Summer

Heat rash is self-explanatory– a rash that’s caused by the heat. Most commonly, the rash forms under wet clothes during humid and hot conditions. Adults rarely suffer from heat rash, but young children can develop it very quickly. The heat rash may cause some itching and slight discomfort, but it should clear up on its …

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What are some of the most common Travel Vaccinations?

Travel vaccinations are an important part of making sure that you are safe and healthy whenever you go on specific international trips. Many patients however don’t fully understand why travel vaccines are necessary, the diseases they protect from, and the process on how to get an updated travel vaccine. Thankfully, we’re here to help you …

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When should you get a travel vaccination?

Warm weather is approaching which means it’s officially vacation season for many families. While traveling to a new place and experiencing a new location is exciting, it can also be very dangerous. Without the proper preparation your vacation could turn into a long-term hospital stay. What’s the most important part of that preparation? Vaccinations! What …

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When should you get an STD Test?

STDs affect millions of adults every year as cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis eclipse 2.6 million cases annually, based on updated CDC statistics. However, STDs disproportionately affect certain adult populations. Characteristics including age, sexual orientation, and drug use may increase or lower your STD risks; for example, LGBT individuals under the age of 25 are …

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Sports Injuries To Watch For This Spring

Sports injuries affect nearly 3.2 million student athletes every year, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). If your child is planning on participating in any sports this upcoming spring or related recreational activity, then it will help to understand the main types of sports injuries your child could experience. The good news about …

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Mass. Public Health Updates to Keep Aware of: Feb. 2019

At AFC Waltham, we strive to do everything in our power to keep you and your family healthy and safe. Besides providing high-quality and affordable urgent care services, we also are here to educate you on the latest public health updates happening across Massachusetts. The winter in Massachusetts has become increasingly flu-heavy as flu cases …

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Keep your Heart Health in Check for American Heart Month!

February is American Heart Month and is the perfect time for friends, family, medical communities, and other groups to promote awareness of cardiac health risks, including heart disease. According to the CDC, nearly one in three Americans has high blood cholesterol that increases their risk of developing chronic heart disease later on in life. While …

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