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Common Symptoms of Strep Throat

Strep throat is an infection in the throat and tonsils that typically require antibiotic treatments. Throat infections – like strep throat – are caused by group A Streptococcus bacteria. This type of bacteria causes extreme discomfort, and is most common in young children. Common symptoms of strep throat include: Sore throat Severe pain when swallowing …

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Why You Should See A Board Certified Physician

AFC Urgent Care centers each have a staff of licensed and board-certified physicians (doctors, nurses and x-ray technicians) who are on-site every day. The team at AFC Urgent Care Waltham can provide walk-in treatments for most non-life threatening injuries and illnesses.  We guarantee you will receive the highest quality medical care, offering a convenient and …

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Affordable Urgent Care Costs vs. Emergency Room

Millions of Americans are visiting the Emergency Room each year, and the costs of those visits are starting to add up. Urgent Care facilities are 1/5 of the cost of emergency rooms, and can treat most non-life threatening injuries and illnesses. We are a full service walk in clinic, employed with a board certified staff …

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What is HEV-68 and should you be worried about it?

Over the past two weeks, you have likely noticed the media blast regarding patients in the Midwest infected with a virus called HEV-68.  “HEV-68” stands for “Human Enteorvirus-68,” and this virus has infected over 1,000 patients in 10 states. HEV-68 was first identified in 1962, and there have been several outbreak clusters since that time. …

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Fruits and Vegetables: Which Ones Are Superfoods and Why It Matters!

An extra 10 pounds, days spent tired and listless or just an overall sense of ickiness is often what makes people take a step back and consider what’s going on health-wise with their bodies. Simple solutions are often the best when it comes to general health, and one thing that tops the list when seeking …

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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 school …

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Swimmer’s Ear Symptoms

If you’ve recently done a lot of swimming and you are starting to feel some discomfort in your ear, there is a possibility that you may be suffering from swimmer’s ear. Swimmer’s Ear, caused by moisture built-up inside the ear, is an inflammation of the ear canal. Contrary to popular belief, swimmer’s ear isn’t only …

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