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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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Cold and Flu Prevention Tips

New England falls bring the beauty of foliage, but it also brings the dreaded flu season.  While getting sick isn’t always avoidable, there are a few steps you can take to ensure you’re prepared to fight off cold and flu viruses.  Let’s take a look at a few simple steps you can take to protect …

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Family Health and Fitness

Did you know that the family is the most important social influence for physical activity? Research shows that children of active parents are 5.8 times more likely to engage in physical activity on a regular basis. Today, most children do not meet the recommended amount of daily exercise, which is crucial to healthy growth and …

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