Are You Worried About Developing Thyroid Disease? Know The Warning Signs And Testing Options

January 3, 2023

Are You Worried About Developing Thyroid Disease? Know The Warning Signs And Testing Options

The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland located in the lower front of the neck. Unfortunately, millions of Americans are diagnosed with a Thyroid condition. Thyroid disease is a common endocrine disorder, and can cause a wide range of symptoms, from fatigue and weight gain to depression and anxiety. Being educated on Thyroid Disease will help you better understand the cause, symptoms, and treatments available.  You may be at a higher risk of developing a thyroid ...

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How to Prevent and Treat RSV in Children And Adults

December 4, 2022

How to Prevent and Treat RSV in Children And Adults

AFC Urgent Care Marlborough RSV stands for respiratory syncytial virus that can affect your respiratory tract. It poses the greatest risk to infants and children under 5 years old, as their immune systems are still developing. But, it can also affect adults, too, especially seniors or those who are immunocompromised.  Thankfully, there are ways you can help reduce your child's or loved one's risk of contracting RSV. AFC Urgent Care Marlborough has created ...

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American Diabetes Month: 4 Reasons Why You Should Monitor Your Blood Sugar Levels

November 7, 2022

American Diabetes Month: 4 Reasons Why You Should Monitor Your Blood Sugar Levels

It’s American Diabetes Awareness Month and AFC Urgent Care Marlborough encourages you to know your risk factors and 4 reasons why you should monitor your blood sugar levels. The holiday season is around the corner, and we all know we’re going to be stuffing our faces with holiday sweets and treats.   The truth is millions of people are affected by this chronic health condition in the U.S and the numbers are on ...

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Are You Worried About COVID, Flu And Monkeypox This 2022 Season? So Are We!

October 12, 2022

Are You Worried About COVID, Flu And Monkeypox This 2022 Season? So Are We!

COVID, Flu and now Monkeypox, oh my! What a trifecta with the chance of ruining our holiday season again. Last year, many of you skipped out on your flu shots and COVID booster shots. Let’s not make the same mistake this year!  AFC Urgent Care Marlborough is ready to help our friends and families in the Marlborough community get their flu shots. We also offer COVID-19 testing to help give you a peace of ...

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Are You Worried About Angry Bee Season? Here’s How To Treat Bee Stings And Tips On How To Avoid Them

September 8, 2022

Are You Worried About Angry Bee Season? Here’s How To Treat Bee Stings And Tips On How To Avoid Them

During the late summer and early fall, bees become aggressive and angry. Why? Because during this time, stinging bees and wasps are preparing their queen for the winter, and are dying off before the first frost.  If you are noticing there are a lot of bees around you and your family, you need to take extra precautions in case you or a loved one is allergic to bee stings. If you do get stung by ...

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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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