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AFC Urgent Care Waltham is a Nationally Registered Medical Examiner

DOT Physicals Performed in Waltham, MA Beginning on May 21st, physicians who perform DOT physicals must be registered as a registered medical examiner with the Registry of Certified Medical Examiners. The program was set up by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and requires those who require DOT physicals to visit a physician on the …

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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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Winter Olympics 2014

In a few weeks, millions of people are going to descend upon Sochi, Russia to witness great feats by the world’s best winter athletes. If you are planning on being one of the millions, you should take some precautions before you go. The US State Department issued an alert for those traveling to the Olympics. …

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Don’t Let Illness Take the Cheer Out of Your Holidays

Nothing is worse than getting sick over the holidays… except for getting sick when you’re traveling over the holidays! You’re out of your element, in a strange city, probably sleeping in a strange bed, you’re spreading your germs all over your friends and family members, and no doctor’s office on the planet is open. If …

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Bee Stings and Insect Bites

As we enter the warmer months and engage in more outdoor activities, insect bites and stings of various sorts will become more prevalent. Most reactions are localized, and consist of redness, swelling, pain, and/or itching at the site. If there is a stinger present it should be removed, if possible, in an urgent care setting. …

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Urgent Care vs Emergency Care

When you’re injured or not feeling well, it’s hard to determine if your condition is appropriate for the Emergency Room or if you should go to your local Urgent Care. If your ailment is a potentially life-threatening situation, such as chest pain, severe shortness of breath, major head trauma, or a sudden and severe pain, …

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