Unprotected sex? Am I At Risk Of Contracting An STI Or An STD?

April 1, 2024

Sexually transmitted diseases and infections (also known as STD’s and STI’s) are very common in the U.S and they continue to be a growing concern for certain age groups, especially over the last few years. Yes, STD’s and STI’s are very common. Meaning, there are quite a number of them out there. The stigma of an STD or an STI is still around and hasn’t changed a bit. Unfortunately ...

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National Kidney Awareness Month: A Closer Look at Your Kidney Health

February 27, 2024

March is the time to turn our attention to National Kidney Awareness Month, a period dedicated to understanding the intricate workings of our kidneys and their vital role in our overall health. This month offers us a chance to dive deep into the complexities of kidney function, from recognizing potential risks and symptoms of kidney-related conditions to appreciating the relentless efforts our kidneys exert to keep us healthy and vibrant. AFC Urgent Care New Bedford ...

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Does the Flu Cause Laryngitis?

February 2, 2024

The flu can cause a variety of different illness symptoms. Sometimes, these symptoms can change over time as your illness progresses and during the recovery process. If you have flu-like symptoms but have lost your voice, you may be wondering whether that is a possible symptoms of the flu. Learn more about what causes laryngitis, whether the flu can cause it, and what to do if you’re suffering from laryngitis. Visit AFC Urgent Care ...

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How To Manage Winter Joint Pain

February 2, 2024

Our joints are the foundation of our bodies. When you experience joint pain, it can be difficult to function normally in your everyday life, regardless of what joint is affected. Oftentimes, joint pain can flare up around changing seasons. Learn more about what causes seasonal joint pain, how to manage it, and when to seek medical care for diagnosis and treatment. Visit AFC Urgent Care Bedford if you’re experiencing unusual joint pain for diagnosis ...

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Is It COVID-19 Or Strep Throat Causing Your Sore Throat?

February 1, 2024

The global impact of COVID-19, specifically the latest variants, JN.1 and HV.1, is undeniable. While our knowledge about COVID-19 has grown, it's essential to acknowledge that not every symptom we experience is necessarily linked to this virus. Amid the winter season, various illnesses present symptoms like sore throats, and one such concern is strep throat. AFC Urgent Care New Bedford aims to guide you through distinguishing between COVID-19 and strep throat with ...

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How To Prevent And Treat Norovirus

January 2, 2024

Consider yourself fortunate if neither you nor any family members have fallen victim to the norovirus, commonly known as the "stomach flu," this season. Among the numerous winter illnesses, norovirus has the potential to knock you down.  Last year, the norovirus wreaked havoc on some beloved local restaurants, leading to closures due to outbreaks. As many were affected, it prompted us to reflect on how we can aid others in the community, helping them protect ...

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Is Your Christmas Tree Making You Unwell? Here's What to Do

December 1, 2023

During the holiday season, over one-third of American households adorn their homes with a Christmas tree. However, shortly after the festive display, many individuals may find themselves experiencing suspicious symptoms reminiscent of seasonal allergies—sneezing, a runny nose, and itchy, watery eyes. If you're encountering these symptoms, don't fret; you're likely not allergic to the holiday season itself but rather to your Christmas tree, introducing the concept of Christmas Tree Syndrome. Christmas ...

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What You Should Know About American Diabetes Awareness Month

November 6, 2023

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.  November has been dedicated to Diabetes and  raising awareness about this disease as ...

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RSV or Influenza? A Comprehensive Guide to Understanding Your Symptoms

October 1, 2023

AFC Urgent Care New Bedford is your dedicated partner, committed to equipping you and your family with comprehensive knowledge and readiness in preparation for holiday gatherings this winter. We all know winter is a common time for people to come down with the flu, RSV and other respiratory illnesses. Understanding these differences is crucial for effective prevention and treatment. Today, AFC Urgent Care New Bedford will delve into the differences of RSV and the Flu ...

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Augusty Checklist: Back To School Physicals, Immunizations and College Vaccines

August 14, 2023

As we embrace "National Immunization Awareness Month," it becomes evident that back to school season is the ideal time to prioritize your child's annual physical, aligning with the goals of this important observance. The focus on immunizations during this month reinforces the significance of safeguarding your child's health as they embark on a new school year. AFC Urgent Care New Bedford is committed to providing comprehensive care during back to school physicals, emphasizing ...

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