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

July 27, 2022

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

Planning Your Child’s Back To School Physical For The 2022 School Year Where did the summer go? August is notorious for “back to school” everything. As a parent it’s important to make a checklist when planning for your child’s return back to school. But, don’t forget to put “back to school physical” on their list. Before you know it, August will be over before you even blink. With COVID-19 still around ...

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UV Protection And Sun Safety Tips This UV Safety Awareness Month

June 30, 2022

UV Protection And Sun Safety Tips This UV Safety Awareness Month

UV Safety Awareness month is a great time to remind ourselves of the rules for preventing skin cancer, sunburns, heat stroke and sunstroke. But at the same time, it's also a time when many of us are taking our first trips to the beach, going camping or hiking for the first time in months, and otherwise starting to spend more time outside. The truth is that it's always a good idea to brush ...

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5 Most Common Men’s Health Issues to Address This Men’s Health Month

June 1, 2022

5 Most Common Men’s Health Issues to Address This Men’s Health Month

Age is a defining characteristic that affects how we live our lives. As we age, our bodies and minds change, which can cause both physical and mental health issues. Some of these issues are unique to men, such as prostate cancer and testicular cancer, while others are shared by both men and women, such as heart disease and diabetes. It's important to recognize these issues in men because men are notorious for skipping their ...

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I Got Bitten By A Deer Tick: Here’s What You Should Do Next!

May 6, 2022

I Got Bitten By A Deer Tick: Here’s What You Should Do Next!

The one thing most people hate about the spring and summer time are bugs! As the weather gets warmer, people are out and about. But, so are bugs and LOTS of them! One bug we hate the most, especially in the Northeast, are deer ticks. They love the woodlands and grassy plains and people often get bitten by one when they’re not careful. AFC Urgent Care Marlborough understands the need to be outside and ...

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STD and STI Awareness: Risks, Testing And Staying Informed

April 1, 2022

STD and STI Awareness: Risks, Testing And Staying Informed

STD awareness doesn’t have to begin and end in April. Staying informed about the risks, testing options and protection offers educators, parents, and young adults themselves a chance to take the necessary precautions to avoid STDs, and to treat them.  With a variety of STDs (sexually transmitted disease) and STIs (sexually transmitted infection) circulating throughout the United States, walk-in clinics like AFC Marlborough offer confidential STD testing to help those who want to know ...

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Achew! Did I Catch COVID-19 Or Is It Spring Allergies?

March 14, 2022

Achew! Did I Catch COVID-19 Or Is It Spring Allergies?

COVID-19 is still on many people’s minds. After all, it did ruin Thanksgiving, and the other winter holidays. Just when the weather is about to get warmer, and the trees and flowers start to bloom, boom you started sneezing.  Achew! Did I catch COVID-19 or is it spring allergies? AFC Urgent Care Marlborough is here to help you find out the differences between the two and how to get allergy relief! COVID-19 Is Still ...

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Worried About A Sore Throat? Is It COVID-19 Or Strep Throat?

January 31, 2022

Worried About A Sore Throat? Is It COVID-19 Or Strep Throat?

With a resurgence in COVID-19 cases, thanks to the Omicron variant, some of you are probably worried about what your sore throat means. Is it COVID-19 or Strep throat? You can’t forget about the other winter illnesses this season, which are abounding. It’s confusing, we agree.  We’re now entering the second half of winter and we’re seeing patients come in for sore throats. But, they’re not all COVID-19 related cases ...

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COVID-19 Tests are Confusing: Should I Get A Rapid Molecular Test Or A Rapid Antigen Test?

January 7, 2022

COVID-19 Tests are Confusing: Should I Get A Rapid Molecular Test Or A Rapid Antigen Test?

  As we’ve seen, the Omicron variant has made its way around Massachusetts and there has been an uptick in COVID-19 cases over the past two months. We just had a month filled with holiday gatherings and you’re probably wondering if you’ve been exposed. Chances are you might have been, so it’s time to get tested. COVID-19 tests ARE confusing! The question you all might have is “Should I get a Rapid ...

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3 COVID-19 Safety Precautions To Take This Holiday Season

December 2, 2021

3 COVID-19 Safety Precautions To Take This Holiday Season

Are you hosting a family gathering this holiday season? What about traveling to see relatives? The holidays are here, HELLO!! Now is the time to plan ahead and take precautions so you can avoid getting COVID-19 or spreading it to loved ones. You also can’t forget about Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and the New Year too. Thankfully, we have Rapid testing options for COVID-19 and multiple vaccines options. Whether you host an event or go away ...

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4 Reasons Why You Should Get Checked For Diabetes

November 3, 2021

4 Reasons Why You Should Get Checked For Diabetes

  It’s National Diabetes Awareness Month and AFC Urgent Care Marlborough encourages you to know your risk factors and control what’s controllable for your health. Millions of people are affected by this chronic health condition in the U.S and the numbers are on the rise each year. There are also millions who live their lives undiagnosed or who are not aware of the symptoms and signs that could be leading them to one ...

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