My Deer Tick And I Need A Divorce: Lyme Disease Is Just Not For Me

May 5, 2022

My Deer Tick And I Need A Divorce: Lyme Disease Is Just Not For Me

Let’s face it; deer ticks and people are just not meant for each other. One loves to hike while the other loves to bite and give unwanted diseases like Lyme disease. If you ever get bitten by a deer tick, you better hope it’s a short-lived marriage because Lyme disease is not something you want to get.  The truth is, deer ticks are very sneaky and they like to latch onto you without ...

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Am I At Risk For STDs or STIs? Know Your Risk and Your Status

April 1, 2022

Am I At Risk For STDs or STIs? Know Your Risk and Your Status

There are good things and bad things about sex. It’s supposed to be fun and adventurous. That being said, it can also become scary and not fun when you get an unwanted STD. ‘How did this happen?’ Is something many of you might be asking. The truth is, STDs are silent and sneaky. Most don’t show outward symptoms,  and if left undetected or untreated, can be passed on to someone else. Also, it ...

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The Do’s And Don’ts Of Spring Allergy Season

March 14, 2022

The Do’s And Don’ts Of Spring Allergy Season

The signs of spring are all around; flowers blooming, warmer weather, noses sneezing, and chests wheezing. Yes indeed, spring can be a beautiful time of the year, but it’s also peak time for spring allergies. After all, we did have a warm winter causing a “priming effect” that made our immune systems more sensitive to tree and grass pollen. AFC Urgent Care Natick is here to help you prepare for a severe spring allergy ...

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How To Tell If Your Sore Throat Is From COVID-19 Or Strep Throat

January 31, 2022

How To Tell If Your Sore Throat Is From COVID-19 Or Strep Throat

“I thought strep throat was a symptom of COVID-19?”. You may have seen this question circulating across the internet, but strep throat is actually a completely different illness. The major difference between the two is that strep throat is caused by a bacterial infection while COVID-19 is a viral infection. Both are highly contagious and a sore throat is a very common symptom between the two. But, how can you tell if your sore throat ...

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What’s The Deal With All The Rapid COVID-19 Tests?! Aren’t They All The Same Thing?

January 7, 2022

What’s The Deal With All The Rapid COVID-19 Tests?! Aren’t They All The Same Thing?

Have you ever been told to get a certain type of COVID-19 test over another, but never knew why? We’ve all been there. But, no one ever explains the differences between the tests,  making COVID-19 testing pretty confusing.  What’s the deal with all the Rapid COVID-19 tests?! Aren’t they all the same thing? The type of COVID-19 test you take actually matters because you don’t want to get a false negative ...

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Christmas 2021 Plans? Follow These COVID-19 Precautions

December 2, 2021

Christmas 2021 Plans? Follow These COVID-19 Precautions

  The holidays are here and many of us are trying to take extra precautions to avoid contracting COVID-19. We may not have as many restrictions as last year, but late November and December are filled with holidays and gatherings that may increase the chance of contracting COVID-19 if we’re not too careful. Although we can’t eliminate all risk, we can mitigate it, especially by creating various kinds of accommodations for people with higher ...

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Check Your Risk For Diabetes: Here’s What You Should Know

November 3, 2021

Check Your Risk For Diabetes: Here’s What You Should Know

When was the last time you checked your blood sugar levels? If you can’t remember the last time, then it’s probably time to get them checked because you might be at risk for developing diabetes. Being diagnosed with diabetes often leads to other health complications that can increase your risk for other diseases like cardiovascular disease.  There are millions of people who are not aware of the symptoms or signs of diabetes and ...

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COVID-19 And Flu Season: Get Both Vaccines To Avoid The Twindemic

September 30, 2021

COVID-19 And Flu Season: Get Both Vaccines To Avoid The Twindemic

The 2021/2022 Flu season is approaching and many of us are wondering what to expect, since COVID-19 is still around. Should I get the COVID-19 vaccine or the flu shot? If you ask us, we highly suggest getting both so that you can avoid the dreaded “twindemic”. The CDC states that you can, in fact, receive both at the same time. In response to this, we have new updates to the flu vaccines to ...

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How To Prevent And Treat Bee Stings: Angry Bee Season Edition

August 24, 2021

Angry bee season is already upon us and it’s time to prepare for bee stings and bee swarms. During the late summer and early fall, bees and wasps become very aggressive and can potentially sting you if provoked.   Why? Because they’re getting close to the end of their season and are preparing to die off. Their resources are almost depleted and they’re fighting to survive, making them more angry and more aggressive ...

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Back To School Checklist: Getting Your Child A Physical

August 17, 2021

School is around the corner and It’s time to create a Back to School checklist for your children. One of the most important tasks should be getting them a FULL physical. Why? Because getting your child a physical wil help them prepare for a whole new school year.   School is now fully in-person (yay!), but the downside is that the risk for germs, colds and flu is going to go up. Whether they decide ...

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