Don’t Forget Your Child’s Back To School Physical And Immunizations

August 17, 2021

It’s that time of year. August is notorious for back to school shopping and supplies. But, don’t forget your child’s back to school physical and immunizations!   If your child missed their annual physical last year, then this one is going to be the most important physical yet. Why? Because physicals are a great way to determine if they’re healthy, up to date on immunizations, and cleared to participate in school sports ...

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Men’s Health Month: What are the Top Threats?

June 10, 2021

" Throughout June, we are focusing on men’s health and working toward educating our community on ways to prevent illness and injury. In the United States, the top threats to men’s health include heart disease, cancer, lower respiratory disease, unintentional injuries, and stroke. There are certain measures men (and women, really) can take every day to prevent these illnesses in the long run.  At AFC Urgent Care Malden, we want to educate the public ...

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How to Avoid Heat Exhaustion This Summer

May 27, 2021

" Heatstroke, or heat exhaustion, happens when someone is exposed to high temperatures for too long. When the body’s internal temperature reaches 104 degrees Fahrenheit, they may begin to experience symptoms. Heatstroke is a severe illness and requires medical attention when it happens. Thankfully, it can be easily prevented and predicted. AFC Urgent Care Malden wants you to be safe this summer. Learn more about heatstroke and visit us for any urgent needs that are ...

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Long-term Effects of Smoking

May 12, 2021

" Smoking cigarettes is a bad habit for people all around the world. It’s no secret that smoking is bad for you, but many cigarette smokers don’t realize just how bad it can be in the long term. The more than 600 chemicals in cigarettes turn into over 7,000 chemicals when they’re burned! Those chemicals are breathed directly into your lungs and immediately start affecting your nervous, cardiovascular, and respiratory systems. With ...

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Stress Effects on the Brain

April 29, 2021

" Stress is a normal part of life, and there is no way to truly eliminate it completely. Stress can come in different forms and provide its own set of symptoms for each person. Too much stress, however, can harm our lives. AFC Urgent Care Malden is dedicated to improving the overall health of all of our patients. That is why we provide resources for living healthy lives. Call or visit us today to receive information ...

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What is World Health Day?

April 12, 2021

" Many people may consider themselves healthy if they are without any disease. However, to say that a person is healthy requires the analysis of a set of factors, such as quality of life involving both the mental and physical aspects. Health is not an easy state to achieve since not all people can live without sorrows and interacting with the rest of society harmoniously. Health should be seen as a form of total well-being, which ...

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Signs of an Unhealthy Kidney

March 23, 2021

" Healthy kidneys are imperative for a healthy lifestyle. They are in charge of filtering out impurities in our blood and removing excess waste. They also help to control blood pressure and the production of red blood cells. When the kidneys become damaged, they are unable to perform their job. They can become damaged due to diabetes, high blood pressure, and other chronic illnesses. If you think you are experiencing early problems with your kidney, visit ...

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Treatment of Lyme Disease

March 22, 2021

" Lyme disease is a far more common illness than most people know. It’s estimated that a little under 500,000 Americans are diagnosed with and treated for Lyme disease annually. It’s a growing problem that requires more effective measures that can foster prevention. The bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi and Borrelia mayonii are transmitted through the bite of the black-legged ticks, which causes Lyme disease. Fever, fatigue, and headache are common symptoms of the condition ...

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Is Chocolate Good for your Heart?

February 22, 2021

" Chocolate may have gained a bad reputation for increasing weight and giving people high blood sugar levels, however, the fact is that it has many healthy attributes, too. It is an excellent source of antioxidants and can lower a patient’s risk of heart disease. For more information on heart health, call AFC Urgent Care Malden. While we primarily help treat patient’s acute ailments, we are also able to provide information about general health ...

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Is Strep Throat Contagious?

February 12, 2021

" Strep throat can happen very quickly after exposure. It typically takes up to three days for symptoms to begin. In short, strep throat is contagious between people. If you think you may have strep throat, visit AFC Urgent Care Malden. We are able to provide rapid strep tests and can provide prescriptions for treatment. Strep Throat Symptoms Strep throat is caused by bacteria and is more common among children than adults. Symptoms come on very ...

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