Should I Be Worried About My Children Getting RSV This Winter?

December 4, 2022

Should I Be Worried About My Children Getting RSV This Winter?

RSV, or respiratory syncytial virus, is a common virus that causes cold-like symptoms. It’s most harmful to infants and younger children because they’re still developing their immune systems. It can also affect adults and individuals with multiple comorbidities.   With the recent outbreak of RSV cases, some of you are probably worried about your infants or grandparents getting it. Afterall, there is more than just RSV going around. Thankfully, AFC Urgent Care Dedham is ...

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5 Things You May Not Know About Diabetes; American Diabetes Awareness Month

November 7, 2022

5 Things You May Not Know About Diabetes; American Diabetes Awareness Month

When you think about diabetes, a few common associations probably come to mind: blood sugar, insulin, and diet. But did you know that there are different types of diabetes? Or that it’s one of the fastest-growing diseases among adults in America? Or that it affects nearly 40 million people in the U.S. and cases of diabetes have almost doubled since 1990? Do we have your attention now? Maybe you haven’t thought about ...

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Avoid Flu, Monkeypox And COVID-19 This 2022 Winter Season

October 12, 2022

Avoid Flu, Monkeypox And COVID-19 This 2022 Winter Season

“Should I get the flu shot OR get the COVID-19 booster shot?”. Why is this still a question? If you look at what happened last year, many of you had gotten sick with either the Omicron variant, the flu or had both at the same time. This caused many of us to cancel our favorite holidays. Let’s not make the same mistake as this time around as we now have Monkeypox to deal with ...

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It’s Angry Bee Season: How To Treat And Avoid Bee Stings

September 8, 2022

It’s Angry Bee Season: How To Treat And Avoid Bee Stings

Ouch! I got stung by a bee! Summer is coming to an end and children want to spend outside as much as they can before the new school year begins. Unfortunately, there are some things we need to pay attention to when enjoying the outdoors, especially during the later half of summer into early fall.  Did you know that late summer into early fall is known as “angry bee” season? Have you noticed a lot ...

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School Season Is Almost Here: Have You Booked Your Child’s Back To School Physical Yet?

July 27, 2022

School Season Is Almost Here: Have You Booked Your Child’s Back To School Physical Yet?

Back to school means going back to the doctor. Why? Because school your child needs to prepare for the unexpected colds, flu, COVID-19, injuries and playing sports. Whether they decide to play a fall sport or they need to renew immunizations, a back to school physical will cover all of that. Your child’s health is important and getting this more comprehensive physical will help them (and us) get a better picture of what they ...

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How To Protect Yourself From UV Rays, Heat Exhaustion And Sunstroke This Summer

June 30, 2022

How To Protect Yourself From UV Rays, Heat Exhaustion And Sunstroke This Summer

Summer is here, which means it's time to get outside and enjoy the sunshine! But as we all know, too much sun can be harmful. So in honor of UV Safety Awareness Month, AFC Urgent Care Dedham is going to explain how the UV rays from the sun can be dangerous and how you should protect yourself from getting heat exhaustion or sunstroke this summer! Why Are UV Rays Harmful To The Body? Getting ...

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Time To Take Care of Yourself, Man! June Is Men’s Health Month

June 1, 2022

Time To Take Care of Yourself, Man! June Is Men’s Health Month

We want to believe that men have made some progress in the past decade to prioritize their health issues and risks, but there is still a “gender medical gap” between men and women when it comes to seeking medical advice, treatment and early diagnosis. There are many health issues that are specific to men that are often diagnosed when it’s too late. The fact is that most of these issues can be prevented with ...

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Am I At Risk For Lyme Disease? I Spy A Little Deer Tick On You!

May 6, 2022

Am I At Risk For Lyme Disease? I Spy A Little Deer Tick On You!

I spy with my little eye a small black legged deer tick on the back of your knee! Am I at risk for Lyme disease? Let’s find out together. AFC Urgent Care Dedham is currently seeing patients coming in for tick bites and lab work to determine if they have Lyme disease or not. Deer ticks are the ones that carry Lyme disease and they’re in abundance this time of year in the ...

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Why You Should Get Tested For STDs and STIs: Avoiding The Spread

April 1, 2022

Why You Should Get Tested For STDs and STIs: Avoiding The Spread

STD and STI testing should not be ignored or put off. Why? Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and sexually transmitted infections ( STIs)  are very common and are growing concern in the U.S. Over 26 million people are diagnosed each year with an STI or STD. The 2 fastest growing groups?  Ages 15 to 24, Seniors and the Elderly. “According to the Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC’s) annual Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance Report, cases ...

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How To Prepare For Spring Allergy Season 2022

March 14, 2022

How To Prepare For Spring Allergy Season 2022

Achew! We’re now approaching spring allergy season. Some of you are ready to enjoy the outdoors while the rest of you are going to have to prepare for a sudden explosion of pollen and other allergy triggers this spring. If you’re like the millions of Americans who suffer from allergies, you know it’s accompanied by watery and itchy eyes, sneezing, wheezing and more.  Where’s the relief?  At AFC Urgent Care Dedham ...

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