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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Which COVID Test to Get? The Differences Between Rapid Molecular Tests And Rapid Antigen Tests

January 7, 2022

Which COVID Test to Get? The Differences Between Rapid Molecular Tests And Rapid Antigen Tests

Did you refrain from ringing in the new year with friends and family….again?  As we are seeing, there has been an uptick in COVID-19 cases thanks to the Omicron variant over the past two months. If you attended multiple gatherings in the past two weeks, chances are you might have been exposed.  With so many testing options out there, it’s hard to tell the differences between them. We all have heard of a ...

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A COVID-19 Free Christmas Holiday: How To Celebrate Safely

December 2, 2021

A COVID-19 Free Christmas Holiday: How To Celebrate Safely

The holidays are here and families are having their gatherings in larger groups than usual. The main concern is how are we all going to celebrate safely when there are back-to-back holidays? We just made it through Thanksgiving and we just began celebrating Hanukkah.  We hope everyone has been safe, but we can’t guarantee this because not everyone is vaccinated for COVID-19. At the same time, we have The Delta variant circulating around Massachusetts ...

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There’s More than One Type of Diabetes! Understand The Risks And How To Prevent It

November 3, 2021

There’s More than One Type of Diabetes! Understand The Risks And How To Prevent It

Are you at risk for diabetes? Understanding the risks and how to prevent it is important because there are more than one “type” of diabetes, and it can be confusing.  Diabetes is a chronic health condition that continues to affect millions of people in the United States every year. And it’s growing.  As the disease can often feel like a life sentence of daily management, it is extra important to be educated this National ...

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