When do Lyme Disease Symptoms Appear?

June 27, 2024

Lyme disease is a serious bacterial infection that is spread from deer to humans through deer tick bites. If not treated early, Lyme disease can become chronic and cause severe symptoms. Sometimes, you may get bitten by a tick and not realize it until you notice Lyme symptoms appear. However, is it too late to get treatment for Lyme disease once symptoms appear? Keep reading to learn more about Lyme disease diagnosis and treatment.   If ...

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Common Causes of a Skin Rash

June 27, 2024

Rashes are a large category of skin issues that can be caused by many different potential factors. Understanding the various causes of skin rashes can help you prevent getting a rash, and provide important information to a doctor, dermatologist, or other medical professional. Keep reading to learn more about common causes of skin rashes and when to seek medical care for a rash.   AFC Urgent Care Back Bay offers same-day diagnosis and treatment for skin ...

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How to Tell Common Illness Symptoms from Spring Allergy Symptoms

April 17, 2024

During the early spring months, both allergies and mild illnesses are common. If you’re suffering from mild symptoms, it can be difficult to determine whether you are suffering from spring allergies or you have contracted an illness. Keep reading to learn more about how to determine whether your symptoms are being caused by an illness or allergies, and the treatment options available for both. AFC Urgent Care Back Bay offers same-day illness care and ...

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Tips for Avoiding Illness on Spring Break

April 17, 2024

Spring break is an exciting time of year to catch up on some well-deserved rest and decompress from a stressful semester. However, it can be tempting to try to overdo it to take advantage of the time without classes and exams. If you’re hoping to enjoy your spring break and come back to campus feeling refreshed, keep reading to learn some helpful tips for avoiding illness while traveling for spring break. If you need ...

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The Role of Occupational Health in Employee Satisfaction

March 14, 2024

The Role of Occupational Health in Employee Satisfaction Occupational health plays a pivotal role in the various dimensions of employee well-being. As companies strive to create a positive work culture and enhance employee satisfaction, the focus on workplace health has gained prominence. Join us on this journey as we discuss the critical role of health at work in shaping the well-being and satisfaction of employees across diverse industries. Schedule Appointment Understanding Occupational Health Health at work ...

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Can Stress Make You Sick?

March 11, 2024

Stress is a part of daily life. Whether you’re a working professional or a Boston college student, stress is inevitable. A healthy amount of stress can help you stay motivated and push you to work hard. Excessive stress however can have damaging effects on your health over time. If you’re constantly feeling stress, it is important to find ways to manage your workload and work-life balance to promote a happy and healthy lifestyle ...

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Tips For Staying Healthy While Traveling for Spring Break

March 7, 2024

Whether you’re traveling with your family, or with your college friends, spring break is meant to be just that - a break. No one wants to return from spring break feeling sick and worn down. If you plan on traveling for spring break this year, it is important to take precautions to ensure that you can return from spring break in better health than when you left for break. If you’re in need of ...

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The Importance of Normalizing STD Testing

March 2, 2024

The Importance of Normalizing STD Testing Despite advances in medical knowledge and technology, STDs remain pervasive, presenting a complex challenge for healthcare providers and individuals alike. The stigma surrounding STDs often leads to silence and avoidance, further exacerbating the problem. However, breaking this silence and normalizing discussions about STD testing is crucial in combating the spread of these infections and safeguarding individual and community health. Join us as we shed light on the prevalence of ...

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Should You Use Ice or Heat for Gout Relief?

February 26, 2024

Should You Use Ice or Heat for Gout Relief? Are you wondering if you should use ice or heat for gout relief? Both ice and heat therapies can be utilized for managing pain and inflammation; however, cold therapy is likely the best choice for managing pain and inflammation during a gout flare. Gout, a form of inflammatory arthritis, can cause excruciating pain and discomfort during flare-ups. This condition, characterized by sudden and severe attacks of ...

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Does Insurance Cover Urgent Care Visits?

February 18, 2024

Is Urgent Care Covered by Insurance Have you been wondering, "Is urgent care covered by insurance?" You've come to the right place.  When an unexpected illness or injury strikes, the need for medical attention can arise suddenly, leaving individuals grappling with where to turn for prompt care. In such instances, urgent care facilities are invaluable resources, offering a middle ground between the high costs of emergency room visits and the long wait times associated ...

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