RSV Prevention In Children And Adults

December 4, 2022

RSV Prevention In Children And Adults

RSV is circulating across massachusetts! And if you’re not careful, it can cause serious illness in young children. RSV is highly contagious and children’s hospitals are filling up with patients. If your child is in daycare or school, they might be at risk for contracting the virus and bringing it home to you or someone at home who is immunocompromised!  But you can take steps to prevent exposure and reduce the chances of ...

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American Diabetes Month: Risk Factors, Symptoms And Prevention

November 7, 2022

American Diabetes Month: Risk Factors, Symptoms And Prevention

Diabetes affects 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 vessels, the heart and the kidneys.  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 this American Diabetes ...

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Flu Season Is Here: Let’s Avoid The Flu, COVID, And Monkeypox This Winter

October 12, 2022

Flu Season Is Here: Let’s Avoid The Flu, COVID, And Monkeypox This Winter

With mask mandates being lifted in most places and events in the recent months, you’re probably wondering what’s going to happen when everyone goes inside for social gatherings this 2022 winter season. If you remember last year, many of you got sick with Omicron and the flu. This year, we now have to worry about Monkeypox as well! Lucky for you, AFC Urgent Care Malden now offers the highly effective quadrivalent flu shot ...

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How To Prepare For Angry Bee Season: Bee Sting Removal And Bee Allergies

September 8, 2022

How To Prepare For Angry Bee Season: Bee Sting Removal And Bee Allergies

Angry bee season is here, and it’s important to take extra precautions around bees. While bees can be aggressive at any time of year, the peak of their aggression comes during the summer months. In particular, August and September are known for “angry bee season”. While it's a great time to enjoy outdoor activities, angry bee season can present a risk for those who are allergic to bee stings or have severe symptoms ...

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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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