Planning Your Child’s Most Important Back To School Physical For The 2022 School Year.

July 27, 2022

Planning Your Child’s Most Important Back To School Physical For The 2022 School Year.

August is often considered the “back to school” everything month. But with school starting earlier than it has ever before, you’re going to have to plan ahead for your child’s most important back to school physical. Why? Because it’s their annual checkup to determine if they’re healthy, up to date on immunizations, and cleared to participate in school sports. AFC Urgent Care Malden understands the August “back to school” rush and ...

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UV Safety Guide On How To Prevent Heat Exhaustion, Sunstroke And Overexposure To UV Rays

June 30, 2022

UV Safety Guide On How To Prevent Heat Exhaustion, Sunstroke And Overexposure To UV Rays

Summer is a season to enjoy outdoor activities and sunshine, but it also brings the risk of heat-related illnesses such as sunstroke and heat exhaustion. Overheating can cause serious medical conditions, and in extreme cases it can even be fatal. During UV Safety Awareness Month in July, we should be reminded about the dangers of ultraviolet (UV) rays, excessive heat exposure and how to prevent heat-related illnesses. AFC Urgent Care Malden has you covered with ...

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Men’s Health Month: Avoiding The Most Common Men’s Health Issues

June 1, 2022

Men’s Health Month: Avoiding The Most Common Men’s Health Issues

Men’s health issues are an important topic to discuss and highlight during Men’s Health month. Men face many health issues as they age, some of which are not as well-known or talked about compared to women’s issues. A few of the top health issues men often face include heart disease, prostate cancer, and diabetes. So many of these issues could be avoided, or at the very least managed, by early detection and ...

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We Hate Deer Ticks, Too! How To Avoid Getting Lyme Disease

May 4, 2022

We Hate Deer Ticks, Too! How To Avoid Getting Lyme Disease

Summer is approaching and you know what that means? Bugs…and lots of them! Nothing makes our skin crawl more than the thought of bugs flying around or even “latching” onto us. One bug we have in mind are deer ticks because those little buggers are hard to see and not only do they latch onto you, but they can pass on Lyme disease before you even know it.  Lyme disease is no joke and ...

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STDs and STI’s: What Are My Risks?

April 1, 2022

STDs and STI’s: What Are My Risks?

News flash! If you are sexually active, your risk for contracting a sexually transmitted disease or infection (STD or STI) increases. STD rates continue to be a threat in the U.S and even during the pandemic we saw a decline and then a resurgence of cases in gonorrhea, syphilis and other STDs. The fastest growing age group? Seniors.  “It would seem retirement homes might not be such dull places after all.According to the ...

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I Keep Sneezing: Is It COVID-19 Or Spring Allergies?

March 14, 2022

I Keep Sneezing: Is It COVID-19 Or Spring Allergies?

My nose is stuffy, I keep sneezing and I’m starting to wheeze. Did I catch COVID-19?  Many people are suffering from PTSD from COVID-19. It did ruin many peoples holidays, 2 years in a row! The Omicron variant is highly contagious and continues to be a threat. Although we’re seeing a sharp decline in cases, springtime is approaching and many of us are going to start sneezing and wheezing again.  If you’re ...

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Understanding The Differences Between Strep Throat And COVID-19

January 31, 2022

Understanding The Differences Between Strep Throat And COVID-19

“If I have a sore throat, it probably means I have COVID, right?”. Cases have been rising over the past two months and we are seeing people coming into our center with sore throats. But, are all sore throats cases of COVID-19?  You can’t forget that we also have colds, flu and strep throat to worry about this season. Those illnesses also come with sore throats too. Figuring out where your sore throat is ...

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Getting A Rapid COVID-19 Test: Which One Is The Right Test To Get?

January 7, 2022

Getting A Rapid COVID-19 Test: Which One Is The Right Test To Get?

  Raise your hand if you don’t want to wait days for a PCR test result.  If you're like most people, we just want to know our results and get on with our lives. This is why rapid testing is much more appealing than standard PCR tests. But, does the type of rapid COVID-19 test matter? Which one is the right one to get and when is the right time to get it is ...

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3 COVID-19 Health And Safety Tips for This Christmas Season

December 2, 2021

3 COVID-19 Health And Safety Tips for This Christmas Season

Are you planning on celebrating Christmas with family and friends? Make sure you consider everyone's health and safety because COVID-19 is still around, and is most likely here to stay, in one shape or form. Although ( good news!!)  we now have vaccines for COVID-19 and faster testing options like the Rapid test, there are still people who are not vaccinated who are at risk of exposure to the new Delta variant and other emerging ...

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National Diabetes Awareness Month Highlights a Health Condition You Want To Avoid

November 3, 2021

National Diabetes Awareness Month Highlights a Health Condition You Want To Avoid

  It’s National Diabetes Awareness month and AFC Urgent Care Malden is here to educate you about the dangers of developing diabetes. Trust us, this is a health condition you want to avoid.  Diabetes affects more than millions of people in the United States every day. The disease affects the production of insulin in your body and may lead to sugar build up in your blood. If not managed it may also damage nerves, blood ...

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