Preventing Diabetes: What You Should Know About American Diabetes Awareness Month

November 7, 2022

Preventing Diabetes: What You Should Know About American Diabetes Awareness Month

The prevalence of diabetes is rising at an alarming rate, and it’s not just impacting adults. It can start at a young age, making the lives of our children more complicated than it already is. This is a condition you don’t want to develop as it usually requires frequent monitoring and management, and of course, because it can be life-threatening. That’s why November has been dedicated to raising awareness about this disease ...

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Protecting Against COVID-19, Flu And Monkeypox This Winter 2022

October 12, 2022

Protecting Against COVID-19, Flu And Monkeypox This Winter 2022

September and October have always been considered the months where people get their “annual” flu shot. Now, we also have to consider COVID booster shots because the virus continues to mutate. Last year, many people skipped out on their booster shots and flu vaccine causing us to cancel our favorite holidays. AFC Urgent Care New Bedford doesn’t want you to make the same mistake as last year. We are aware of the potential threat ...

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Bees And Stings: Welcome to Angry Bee Season!

September 8, 2022

Bees And Stings: Welcome to Angry Bee Season!

Have you noticed that bees are getting more aggressive lately? It’s not your imagination, and it's pretty common this time of year. This just means that we’re entering angry bee season.  Around this time of the year, late summer and early fall, bees get close to the end of their life cycle and are preparing to die off. During this time, bees become very aggressive and their is a higher chance of ...

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Back To School Checklist: Physicals, Immunizations and College Vaccines, Oh My!

July 27, 2022

Back To School Checklist: Physicals, Immunizations and College Vaccines, Oh My!

It’s that time of year. August is notorious for back to school shopping, back to school supplies, and most importantly, back to school physicals. Physicals are a great way to determine if they’re healthy, up to date on immunizations, and cleared to participate in school sports. Need answers about what to expect for this year’s back to school physicals? AFC Urgent Care New Bedford has created a guide on what you should ...

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The Dangers Of UV Rays And Ways To Prevent Heat Exhaustion And Sunstroke This UV Safety Awareness Month

June 30, 2022

The Dangers Of UV Rays And Ways To Prevent Heat Exhaustion And Sunstroke This UV Safety Awareness Month

With summer in full swing, we’re spending more time outdoors while soaking up the sun. But did you know that too much time in the sun can be a really bad thing? Summer sun exposure is linked to a number of short and long-term health issues, including sunburns, skin cancer, skin aging, eye problems, heat exhaustion and heat stroke. It’s important to remember not to lose sight of UV safety during your summer ...

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Preventative Guide For Men’s Health Issues: Men’s Health Month Is Important For a Reason!

June 1, 2022

Preventative Guide For Men’s Health Issues: Men’s Health Month Is Important For a Reason!

Men’s Health month is a very important month that addresses the many health issues that are specific to men that could easily be prevented by getting regular checkups. But, fact:  unlike women, men are less likely to visit the doctor for medical help or preventative care.This makes men more likely to develop health issues with age.  AFC Urgent Care New Bedford wants to help close this gap by offering full checkups for men ...

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Deer Tick Bites: Tick Removal And Avoiding Lyme Disease

May 6, 2022

Deer Tick Bites: Tick Removal And Avoiding Lyme Disease

I got bitten by a deer tick! “How do you remove a deer tick?” is a very common question people have when encountering one of these little black legged guys. Unlike other ticks, deer ticks carry Lyme disease, which can affect the joints and nervous system. These little buggers love the grassy plains and woodland areas in Massachusetts making them a serious threat to hikers.  As we approach the warmer months, deer ticks will be ...

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Getting Tested For STDs and STIs: Know Your Status!

April 1, 2022

Getting Tested For STDs and STIs: Know Your Status!

Sexually transmitted diseases and infections (also known as STD and STIs) are very common in the U.S and continues to be a growing concern for certain age groups, especially over the last few years. There are an estimated 26 million new infections in the United States each year and almost half of these numbers are young adults between ages 15 and 24. What is the 2nd largest demographic contracting STD’s and STIs? Seniors ...

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Is My Sneezing From Allergies Or COVID-19? Spring Allergy Season Begins!

March 14, 2022

Is My Sneezing From Allergies Or COVID-19? Spring Allergy Season Begins!

Spring has sprung! Flowers are blooming, temperatures are rising and birds are chirping. If you suffer from seasonal allergies, “Ah, spring,” might soon turn into “Ah-choo, spring!” Seasonal allergies, sometimes called hay fever, are allergy symptoms that happen during certain times of the year, usually when outdoor plants release their spores. COVID-19 is still very much a threat and ruling this out will help you take the steps we mentioned above to find allergy relief ...

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My Throat Hurts: Is It COVID-19 Or Strep Throat?

February 5, 2022

My Throat Hurts: Is It COVID-19 Or Strep Throat?

Our bet is that you’re probably thinking it’s COVID-19. Not so fast. Not all cases of a sore throat are from COVID-19. Although we are experiencing a resurgence in COVID-19 cases thanks to the Omicron variant, we are also in the middle of flu, cold and strep season. Winter is filled with illnesses.   At this time we are seeing an influx in patients coming in with sore throats. Strep throat is very common ...

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