Lyme Disease a Concern for You? Let’s Talk About Deer Ticks!

April 14, 2024

Though they may be small, deer ticks pose a significant threat as carriers of Lyme disease, a bacterial infection with potentially lasting health effects. Common in the northeastern United States, including Massachusetts, Lyme disease becomes more prevalent as spring transitions into summer, especially in wooded areas, tall grasses, and leafy terrain. Knowing how to shield yourself from these critters is essential for curbing the spread of Lyme disease. AFC Urgent Care Dedham has compiled a ...

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AFC Urgent Care Dedham: Promoting Sexual Health Awareness. Get Tested For STDs and STIs

April 1, 2024

In today's world, the prevalence of STDs and STIs remains a significant concern, often accompanied by misconceptions and societal taboos. Despite the technical differences between them, these infections can be transmitted through various forms of sexual contact, including vaginal, oral, and anal intercourse. Adding to the complexity, some infections may persist without symptoms for prolonged periods, heightening the risk of transmission. In honor of April's STD and STI awareness month, AFC Urgent Care ...

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National Kidney Awareness Month : Let’s Talk About Our Kidneys

February 27, 2024

March is dedicated to raising awareness about kidney health, a vital aspect of our well-being. It's a time to delve into the nuances of kidney health, from understanding the risks and symptoms of kidney issues to appreciating the relentless efforts our kidneys exert to keep us healthy and vibrant. AFC Urgent Care Dedham has compiled a comprehensive guide to help you grasp the importance of kidney health and the potential consequences of neglecting it ...

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Experiencing a sore throat? Wondering if it could be COVID-19 or Strep Throat?

February 1, 2024

Is my sore throat indicative of COVID-19 or strep throat? Let's distinguish between the two. COVID-19 is a viral infection, sharing respiratory symptoms with the flu, colds, and other viral infections. In contrast, strep throat is a bacterial infection caused by group A Streptococcus bacteria, known for its high contagion through respiratory droplets or direct contact. While patients are presenting with sore throats, not all cases are COVID-19-related at AFC Urgent Care Dedham. We ...

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4 Tips for Treating and Preventing Norovirus

January 2, 2024

Have you ever fallen ill after consuming something questionable? It's quite possible you encountered the norovirus, often referred to as the "stomach flu" or "stomach bug." As the primary cause of foodborne illnesses in the United States, especially prevalent during the winter months, it's crucial to adopt preventive measures to counter a potential norovirus outbreak. Here are the top four tips for both treating and preventing norovirus: AFC Urgent Care Dedham has come ...

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Christmas Tree Syndrome: Could Your Tree be the Culprit?

December 1, 2023

As the festive season approaches, many look forward to decking the halls and bringing home a Christmas tree. However, what if that beloved tree is the cause of your seasonal sniffles and sneezes? More than one-third of American households welcome a Christmas tree during the holidays, and if you find yourself with a runny nose and itchy eyes once the tree is up, you might be experiencing a case of "Christmas Tree Syndrome" — an allergic ...

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Understanding The Importance Of American Diabetes Awareness Month

November 6, 2023

When we contemplate diabetes, it's common to conjure images of blood sugar, insulin, and dietary restrictions. However, this condition holds lesser-known facts that may surprise you.  It's entirely plausible that diabetes hasn't crossed your mind lately, but now might be the time to consider a check on your blood sugar levels. As we near the festive season, where food often takes center stage over presents, AFC Urgent Care Dedham aims to shed ...

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AFC Urgent Care Dedham's Guide to Staying Healthy This Flu and RSV Season

October 1, 2023

Alright, folks, strap in and ready your tissues - we're not just here to talk about the seasonal sniffles. No, we're diving deep into the battleground of respiratory viruses; the flu and RSV are our main viruses to worry about this fall and winter season. You might think they're basically the same beast with a different roar, but oh, how wrong you'd be! It's important to understand their distinct characteristics, symptoms ...

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August Is For Back To School Physicals And National Immunization Awareness Month

August 14, 2023

As we honor and embrace "National Immunization Awareness Month," it becomes evident that back to school season is the ideal time to prioritize your child's annual physical, aligning with the goals of this important observance. The focus on immunizations during this month reinforces the significance of safeguarding your child's health as they embark on a new school year. AFC Urgent Care Dedham is committed to providing comprehensive care with back to school physicals ...

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Diving Deep into Ear Health: AFC Urgent Care Dedham's Definitive Guide to Swimmer's Ear

July 5, 2023

Imagine this: You're blissfully swimming your way through the summer sun, when suddenly, the unwelcome guest known as swimmer's ear arrives for an uninvited splash party. Ouch! But fret not, for AFC Urgent Care Dedham is here to lend a helping hand with our comprehensive guide on what causes swimmer's ear, the symptoms, prevention tips and treatment options. Let's dive right in! Diving Into The Causes Of Swimmer's Ear Swimmer ...

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