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What We Treat

Sinusitis (Sinus Infection)

The inflammation of the tissue in the sinuses is referred to as Sinusitis. Infection can occur when the sinuses are blocked and germs begin to grow. Symptoms of sinusitis include stuffiness, runny nose, congestion, and a tenderness in the face. Diagnosis includes an examination by a physician and tests, if necessary. The physician may apply …

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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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The Norovirus

You’ve heard about the flu and all of the symptoms that go along with it but have you ever heard of the norovirus?  Norovirus is a highly contagious virus that presents itself like the flu but includes gastrointestinal symptoms such as vomiting and diarrhea.  Norovirus can be spread in many ways including on environmental surfaces, …

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Urinary Tract Infections: Causes, Risks, and Treatment

Urinary Tract Infections (UTI) are infections in the urinary system, including kidney, ureters, bladder, and urethra. The population with the greatest risk of infection is women; however, men can develop UTIs as well. Symptoms include strong persistent urge to urinate, burning sensation, cloudy or red urine, pelvic (women) or rectal (men) pain. Should a UTI …

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Sore Throat Remedies

A sore throat can be many things. It can be a sign of a cold, strep, or just plain irritation. We have many ways that you can remedy a sore throat at home. Take an anti-inflammatory (NSAID): It can help relieve pain, reduce inflammation, and help with a fever if you have one Gargle saltwater: water …

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Winter Sports Injuries

With the Winter Olympics right around the corner, it’s easy to get caught up in the fantasy of being an Olympic athlete and forget that injuries are a serious and all too common part of winter sports.  Ice skating, hockey, and skiing are all fun but come with the chance of serious injury occurring.  These …

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Winter-time Slips and Falls

Winter is the time of year for ice skating, snowball fights and sledding, but don’t get caught off guard by the slippery conditions outside.  With the snow accumulating you’ll want to make sure you take extra care, especially the elderly and young children.  Slipping and falling on icy sidewalks and roadways can lead to serious …

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