How To Avoid Getting Stung By An Angry Bee This Season

August 24, 2021

Bees, bees, everywhere!   Welcome to angry bee season. You know, the latter half of summer into early fall where you start to see bees in all sorts of places. It’s not your imagination. They are also aggressive during this time of year because they are approaching the end of their life span. So, watch out! They’re ready to sting at any given moment.   AFC Urgent Care Saugus is seeing an influx in people ...

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Back To School Physicals: In-Person Classes Are In Session

August 17, 2021

Back to school is literally in-person this time around. If your child skipped their physical last year because of the pandemic, they’re not going to want to miss it this year. August is the time to renew vaccinations and to talk to their doctors about what to expect for sports and the upcoming school year. It’s called an annual school physical for a reason.   Back to school physicals help prepare our little ones ...

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When should you go to the ER?

November 16, 2020

At AFC Urgent Care in Saugus, we offer many services that can help your daily life when you are not able to see your regular healthcare provider. It’s important to understand the differences between non-emergency issues and ones that require treatment from a hospital. We offer a low-cost alternative to non-emergency problems and a shorter wait time than the emergency room. The biggest difference between going to the urgent care or the ER is ...

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Can I go to the walk-in clinic during COVID?

November 16, 2020

At AFC Urgent Care in Saugus, we offer many different services and treatments for non-emergency medical problems. With COVID-19 happening, we have had to change the way to operate on the day to day to keep you and your family safe. This includes adding coronavirus testing to our list of services. The short answer is yes, you can visit a walk-in for any non-emergency problem during the COVID-19 outbreak. Here is how we can help ...

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Telling the Difference Between the Flu, COVID-19 and a Cold

October 30, 2020

Fall and winter are commonly referred to as cold and flu season, but in 2020, it’s also COVID-19 season! COVID-19 cases have continued to rise in the US since March and there’s no sign that will be slowing down anytime soon. The flu, cold, and COVID-19 all present similar symptoms and not knowing what’s causing your symptoms can be a very scary experience. Let’s discuss some of the key ways that ...

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The Most Common Urgent Care Visits Of Each Season

December 31, 2019

While urgent care centers see a plethora of different illnesses and conditions, some thrive best in certain temperatures – or seasons. Here are some of the most common reasons behind urgent care visits, according to the season. Spring Influenza Influenza, more commonly known as ‘the flu’, actually has its own season! From about December to March (and sometimes as late as May), the number of people afflicted with the fly increases dramatically. Flu symptoms, similar to ...

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Seasonal Affective Disorder

November 20, 2019

Ever feel down, and wasn’t sure of the reason? It may be because of the change in seasons. Yes, that can happen! Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is defined as a type of depression related to changes in the seasons. Symptoms typically beginning in the fall, and lag into winter, eating up all of your energy. Read on to find out more about SAD and how to get help. SAD Symptoms Usually, the first signs ...

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Here’s a Holiday Travel Hygiene Guide to Improve your Vacationing!

November 23, 2018

The importance of hygiene when traveling during the holidays Holiday travel may increase your risk of coming in contact with influenza, or another type of seasonal illness as travel spikes when people go to visit family or vacation. The CDC recommends that holiday travelers take the following actions to maintain hygiene and health as they travel far and wide during a peak vacation season: Learn about your destination and see if there are any current ...

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The 2019 Healthy Checklist to Improve your Overall Health Next Year!

November 17, 2018

Maintaining your overall health may seem like a serious of meddlesome tasks that interrupt your day. Even though you may think maintaining health provides little benefit for the time it takes to keep up with appointments, the returns on strong health are immense. Eating healthy, adhering to medications, limiting smoking, participating in physical activity, and keeping up with preventive health exams can save an individual between $2,220 to $5,300 annually, according to Rutgers ...

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Pumpkin Carving Tips

October 25, 2018

AFC Urgent Care Saugus wants you in the spirit of Halloween this year! Halloween consists of spooky costumes, lots of candy & of course decorating the house! The biggest decorations of Halloween consist of Carving Pumpkins! Carving pumpkins, however, lead to hundreds of injuries every year! We will be discussing some tips you can use to make sure you stay away from the pumpkin carving incidents this year! Don’t Sharpen your knives You may think ...

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