American Diabetes Month: Why Monitoring Blood Sugar Matters

November 6, 2023

It's American Diabetes Awareness Month, and AFC Urgent Care Marlborough wants you to understand the importance of monitoring your blood sugar levels. The holiday season is approaching, and that means indulging in sweet treats and hearty feasts. However, it's vital to be aware of the impact these celebrations can have on your health. Millions of Americans are affected by diabetes, a chronic health condition that's steadily on the rise. Many people go ...

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Understanding The Differences Between The Flu And RSV With AFC Urgent Care Marlborough

October 1, 2023

As we transition to the colder months of the year, we also face the onset of flu and Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV). At AFC Urgent Care Marlborough, our mission is to equip you and your loved ones with the necessary knowledge to combat these illnesses. We provide a thorough understanding of both flu and RSV, encompassing their characteristics, symptoms, and methods of prevention. The importance of vaccinations is also emphasized in our comprehensive guide, so ...

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National Immunization Awareness Month: A Guide to a Healthy Immunization Year

August 14, 2023

It’s "National Immunization Awareness Month," is your child up to date on their vaccinations? This month serves as a crucial reminder to prioritize your child's health and well-being through comprehensive physical examinations, particularly focusing on immunizations. AFC Urgent Care Marlborough is dedicated to providing exceptional care during back to school physicals, aligning perfectly with the goals of this important month. Annual Physicals Are Necessary For Your Child’s Medical History It's called ...

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Making Waves: Comprehensive Strategies for Swimmer's Ear Prevention

July 5, 2023

Ahoy there! If you're sailing the seas of summer fun, beware of the sneaky menace known as swimmer's ear. It can turn a fun day at the pool or lake into an ear ringing headache. But fear not, for AFC Urgent Care Marlborough is here to steer you in the right direction! In this guide, we'll dive deep into the waters of knowledge and equip you with the tools to prevent swimmer ...

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Tackling the Top 5 Men's Health Issues During Men's Health Month

May 31, 2023

As we age, various changes occur in our bodies and minds, leading to potential health issues. These issues can affect both physical and mental well-being. While some health problems are specific to men, such as prostate and testicular cancer, others are shared by both genders, including heart disease and diabetes. It's crucial to acknowledge these men's health issues, considering men's tendency to neglect doctor's appointments compared to women who generally prioritize ...

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Here’s What Happens During a Physical for Sports Exam

May 10, 2023

Physical for sports exams, also known as pre-participation physical examinations (PPEs), help determine whether a person is physically fit to participate in organized sports activities. This physical exam aims to identify any possible medical conditions that could put the athlete at risk for severe injury or illness during practice or competition. Sports physicals are typically done annually, though some states may require more frequent exams based on age and the type of sport being played ...

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I Got Bitten By A Deer Tick: Am I At Risk For Lyme Disease?

May 3, 2023

  “I got bitten by a deer tick. Does this mean I have Lyme disease?” is a common question we get asked all the time.  The truth is, some of us may get bitten by a deer tick this season. After all, we live in Massachusetts, it’s a prime location for deer ticks to breed and latch onto you. But if we don’t remove it in time, there is a risk of contracting Lyme ...

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Is My Lower Back and Leg Pain from COVID? AFC Answers

April 20, 2023

While it is possible to develop lower back and leg pain from COVID, there are also several other causes. As experts in urgent healthcare services, AFC in Marlborough indicates why you might be experiencing back pain after COVID and explains some other reasons you might have lower back pain.    Lower Back and Leg Pain from COVID Lower back pain is a possible symptom of COVID-19. This doesn’t come as much of a surprise, given ...

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What Is Mono and What Are the Symptoms?

April 13, 2023

So, what is mono, and what are the symptoms? American Family Care in Marlborough has answers, and treatment, for you.  Mononucleosis (mono) is an infectious viral disease most commonly caused by the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), but other viruses can also cause it. Also sometimes known as the “kissing disease,” mono is spread through saliva and can even be passed from person to person from sharing cutlery and utensils. According to the CDC, mono occurs mainly ...

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Telehealth Urgent Care | Technology in the Healthcare Industry

April 6, 2023

The healthcare industry has evolved to include telehealth urgent care, an innovative technology that has made it easier for people worldwide to access healthcare virtually.  This medical service offers faster urgent care visits through virtual appointments, providing services from physical exams to diagnostics, which allows healthcare providers to connect with patients remotely, providing care, support, and information from a distance. This can be particularly beneficial for patients with mobility or transportation issues, with busy schedules ...

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