Protecting Yourself from Lyme Disease: Strategies to Avoid Deer Tick Bites

April 29, 2024

Summer beckons outdoor adventures, but it also brings forth a myriad of insects, among which the deer tick warrants attention. These tiny creatures are stealthy and can transmit Lyme disease stealthily. AFC Urgent Care Malden is dedicated to aiding you and your loved ones in shielding against deer tick bites and Lyme disease. Understanding the Window of Transmission for Lyme Disease The peculiar mouthparts of deer ticks function akin to "fish hooks," enabling them to ...

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STDs and STIs From Unprotected Sex: Know Your Risk Factors And How To Avoid Them

April 4, 2024

In today's world, where discussions about sexual health are increasingly vital, distinguishing between Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) and Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) is crucial.  AFC Urgent Care Malden is here to illuminate this topic and provide essential information for prioritizing your sexual health. Understanding STDs and STIs: STDs are infections typically transmitted through sexual contact, caused by bacteria, viruses, or parasites. STIs, on the other hand, refer to infections that can be transmitted through ...

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Kidney Health And Kidney Disease: National Awareness Month

February 27, 2024

March marks an essential time for health awareness – National Kidney Month. It's a call to action to dive into the world of kidney health, understanding its complexities, and acknowledging its pivotal role in our well-being. Throughout this month, the spotlight is on understanding the nuances of kidney function, from grasping potential risks and symptoms of kidney-related conditions to recognizing the remarkable efforts of our kidneys in preserving our overall health. At AFC Urgent Care ...

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What’s The Difference Between Strep Throat And COVID-19?

February 1, 2024

Is it COVID-19 or Strep Throat causing your sore throat? This question can be quite confusing. While having COVID-19 is no walk in the park, Strep Throat can also be painful. It's essential to remember that besides COVID-19, we have colds, flu, and strep throat to contend with this season, and they all come with sore throats. Identifying the source of your sore throat can be perplexing, but AFC Urgent Care Malden is here ...

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Combatting Norovirus: A Guide from AFC Urgent Care Malden

January 1, 2024

Experiencing symptoms like vomiting and diarrhea can leave you questioning the cause. Could it be a recent visit to your favorite restaurant that triggered this illness? While the restaurant itself may not be to blame, it's possible you've contracted the stomach flu, also known as Norovirus. AFC Urgent Care Malden is here with an informative guide to help you understand Norovirus, identify its symptoms, and learn preventive measures! Understanding Norovirus in Depth: As ...

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Christmas Tree Syndrome: Is Your Festive Tree Harming Your Health?

December 2, 2023

With the holiday season just around the corner, the excitement of bringing home a Christmas tree can quickly turn into an unexpected health concern. In fact, more than one-third of American households partake in the tradition of decorating a Christmas tree during this joyous season. However, if you discover yourself battling sneezing fits, a runny nose, and itchy eyes once your tree is up, you might be dealing with a case of "Christmas Tree Syndrome ...

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American Diabetes Month: Understanding Risk, Symptoms, and Prevention

November 6, 2023

Diabetes is a condition that affects millions of people in the United States daily. It's a chronic health issue that impacts the way your body processes food into energy and may lead to excess sugar in your bloodstream. If not managed, it can harm nerves, blood vessels, the heart, and the kidneys. AFC Urgent Care Malden is here to provide essential knowledge about the risks associated with diabetes. This American Diabetes Month, we want ...

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Navigating The Flu And RSV Season With AFC Urgent Care Malden: Your Comprehensive Guide

October 1, 2023

With the shifting seasons, as the weather cools and nature paints vibrant landscapes, we also find ourselves welcoming some uninvited guests: the flu and RSV (Respiratory Syncytial Virus).  AFC Urgent Care Malden is here to help provide our families and friends in the Marlborough communities with flu shots for all ages, frequent RSV testing and a whole lot more to ensure that you and your family stay healthy, safe and informed throughout the winter holiday ...

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National Immunization Awareness Month: A Guide to Promoting Health and Protection

August 14, 2023

AFC Urgent Care Malden understands the August “back to school” rush and is now accepting walk-ins and appointments for physicals, and immunizations. Here’s what you should know about what to expect at their physical and immunizations your child may need for the school year. After all, August is “National Immunizations Awareness Month” for a reason! So, bring your child’s health forms and we’ll do the rest. The Importance Of Back To School ...

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Dive into Ear Health: AFC Urgent Care Malden's Guide to Swimmer's Ear with a Splash

July 5, 2023

Picture this: You're enjoying a refreshing swim on a sunny day, and suddenly, the familiar discomfort of swimmer's ear starts to surface. Ouch! Don't let this common condition dampen your water adventures. AFC Urgent Care Malden is here to make a splash with our comprehensive guide to swimmer's ear, sprinkled with a healthy dose of puns to keep it light and entertaining. So, grab your floaties and let's dive right ...

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