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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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Wounds & Lacerations

A wound is a traumatic injury to skin or living tissue, usually by a sharp object. Wounds may be punctures (holes) or lacerations (linear), and obviously can vary in length, depth, and severity. Simple, superficial wounds can treated at home by cleansing the area with soap and water and applying pressure until bleeding stops. An …

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Running Injuries

As the weather outside improves, people 1 year or older begin to spend more time engaging in outdoor sports activities. Running is, of course, one of the most common and also one that can be associated with a variety of injuries. These naturally involve problems in the lower extremities, including the toes, foot, ankle, Achilles, …

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Patients in Newton MA love our Urgent Care Center

AFC Urgent Care Waltham is serving the Urgent Care needs of the residents of Newton, MA and they love the convenient, high-quality medical care and our modern, state-of-the art walk-in center! See their feedback for yourself… “I recently went to the Doctor’s Express in Waltham. I have no insurance right now and can’t get any …

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Safe Ear Wax Removal

What’s That You Say…? Ear wax build up is one of the more common causes of partial hearing loss, but it can also cause a sense of vertigo, itching, ringing in the ears, coughing and in some cases pain. In most cases, your ears are self cleaning.  However, if you experience any of the above …

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AFC Urgent Care TV Commerical

Check out our nationally televised AFC Urgent Care TV commercials. They were produced and directed by advertising creative legend, Kevin Moehlenkamp, and filmed in the AFC Urgent Care Waltham Center!

Are you Travel-Ready?

Are you Travel-Ready? Tips for a Healthy Trip Winter doldrums are setting in and vacations are on everyone’s mind. I’m sure the LAST thing on your mind is infectious disease and illness that can occur as you travel around the Globe. Cultural, hygienic, and geopolitical differences can pose challenges while bounding abroad; therefore, it is …

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Frostbite

Cold Weather Problems… FROSTBITE! The cold weather is here and care has to be taken to prevent, recognize, and treat cold-related injury to exposed areas, typically fingers, toes, ears, and nose. This is due to constriction of the blood vessels, depriving oxygen to these parts. “Frostnip” is a milder, reversible precursor to Frostbite, which can …

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Hypothermia

Hypothermia: Symptoms and Prevention Winter is in full swing in New England and with temperatures dipping below freezing as of late, it’s important to understand the risks of hypothermia and how to treat it. Hypothermia is caused when the body loses heat faster than it can produce it; which can happen quickly on a frigid …

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