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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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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Foods That Can Boost the Immune System For Flu Season

Every year when the weather cools down, the risk of contracting the flu heightens, even if you’ve had a flu shot. There are, after all, dozens of different strains of influenza that can affect people of all ages. Although you may think your changes of not contracting the flu are good the risks are extremely high …

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Should You Treat Yourself This Holiday Season? Of course!

The holidays are a time when food is at the forefront of everyone’s mind. Instead, it is good or bad. For those who are concerned with packing on the holiday pounds, it’s easy to dread this time of year. Feeling like you can’t treat yourself when you’re surrounded by holiday snacks is actually much worse …

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How to Get Rid of a Cold

Unfortunately, once you have one, there’s not real cure to get rid of a cold.  And once your symptoms have settled in, doing simple tasks become that much harder, and all you’ll want to do is lay in bed.  While you have to let your cold run its course, there are a few tried and …

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Occupational Healthcare – Caring for Employees and Employers

Occupational Health refers to the many disciplines devoted to the safety and well-being of employees in the workplace, often concentrating on injury prevention. Even with solid practices in place, accidents do occur, and having an experienced occupational healthcare provider you trust can make all the difference. Workplace injuries can result in lost time, indemnity costs, …

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