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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Getting Your Flu Shot And COVID-19 Vaccine in 2021. Now’s the time!

September 30, 2021

Getting Your Flu Shot And COVID-19 Vaccine in 2021. Now’s the time!

“Do I have to get a flu shot and COVID-19 vaccinated?”. Yes, because both viruses can knock you off your feet, and It has been proven that you can contract both at the same time. As we’re approaching the 2021/2022 flu season, some of you may be eligible for your COVID-19 booster shot.. Others may be getting their COVID-19 vaccine for the first time. The good news is that the CDC states that ...

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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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