Preventing Lyme Disease Starts with Understanding Deer Ticks

April 14, 2024

As temperatures rise, many are eager to embrace outdoor activities. However, with this enthusiasm comes the risk of encountering deer ticks, the primary carriers of Lyme disease. Left untreated, Lyme disease can lead to lasting damage to joints and the nervous system. Therefore, it's crucial to take precautions to avoid deer tick bites and the potential contraction of Lyme disease. Here at AFC Urgent Care Saugus, we recognize the growing concern surrounding deer ticks ...

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Understanding the Importance of STD and STI Testing: Know Your Status and Get Tested!

April 1, 2024

Sexually transmitted diseases and infections (STDs and STIs) affect millions of individuals annually, often without their knowledge, leading to inadvertent transmission due to misconceptions and social stigmas surrounding these conditions. AFC Urgent Care Saugus endeavors to raise awareness about STDs and emphasize the significance of testing to mitigate the risk of contracting these infections. In this guide, we delve into the significance of STD and STI testing, shedding light on why it's essential for ...

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Unlocking the Top 5 Insights About Your Kidneys During National Kidney Awareness Month!

February 27, 2024

March marks the onset of National Kidney Awareness Month, urging us to spotlight the utmost importance of kidney health. Let's navigate through the top 5 critical facts about your kidneys with AFC Urgent Care Saugus: Essential Functions of Your Kidneys: Your kidneys serve as intricate filters in your body, continuously purifying your blood by removing waste products and excess fluids. Additionally, they play a pivotal role in regulating blood pressure, producing red blood cells ...

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Is the Pain In My Throat Due to COVID-19 or Strep Throat?

February 1, 2024

As winter arrives, it's essential to recognize that COVID-19 isn't the sole winter illness demanding attention. Cold, flu, and strep throat are prevalent concerns, contributing to the influx of patients seeking medical care for sore throats. The situation becomes perplexing as COVID-19 can indeed cause a sore throat, but it cannot lead to strep throat. AFC Urgent Care Saugus is dedicated to shedding light on various winter illnesses, focusing on strep throat through ...

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Preventing Norovirus this winter

January 2, 2024

Experiencing vomiting, diarrhea, and puzzled about the cause? Could it be that your favorite restaurant made you sick? The restaurant itself may not be the culprit, but perhaps you contracted the stomach flu, commonly known as Norovirus. AFC Urgent Care Saugus has crafted a guide to enlighten you on what Norovirus is, the symptoms to be vigilant about, and effective prevention strategies! Understanding Norovirus aka “stomach flu” According to the CDC, Norovirus is an extremely ...

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Is My Christmas Tree Making Me Cough And Sneeze?

December 1, 2023

Just as you've joyfully brought home your fresh Christmas tree, the excitement of setting it up and adorning it with decorations fills the air. However, after a day or two, you find yourself sneezing and experiencing shortness of breath—could it be what some call "Christmas tree syndrome?” AFC Urgent Care Saugus created a blog to further comprehend the “Christmas Tree Syndrome” topic. Before you get into a love hate relationship with your tree ...

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American Diabetes Awareness Month: Joining The Fight Against Diabetes

November 7, 2023

Holiday sweets and delicious food is just around the corner. The holiday spirit can get the best of us when it comes to food, but we have to remember to keep our blood suger levels at a nice and healthy level.  Diabetes is a common health condition that affects millions of people around the world. It's essential to understand what diabetes is and how it can be managed. AFC Urgent Care Saugus has created ...

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AFC Urgent Care Saugus’ Tips On How to Avoid the Flu and RSV This Winter

October 1, 2023

The transition from summer to fall and winter can be quite beautiful, but it's important to prepare for unwelcome guests: the flu and RSV (Respiratory Syncytial Virus). AFC Urgent Care Saugus is your dedicated partner, committed to equipping you and your family with comprehensive knowledge and readiness. Could It Be The Flu, Or RSV? The flu, medically known as influenza, is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. It can affect individuals of ...

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National Immunization Awareness Month: What Your Child Needs Before Going Back To School!

August 14, 2023

As we commemorate "National Immunization Awareness Month" in August, it's the perfect time to prioritize your child's annual physical to ensure they are well-prepared for the upcoming school year. This is not just a routine check-up—it plays a crucial role in raising awareness about immunizations and safeguarding your child's health. AFC Urgent Care Saugus is committed to providing comprehensive care during back to school physicals, aligning with the mission of this ...

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Preventing Swimmer's Ear: Effective Techniques and Tips for Healthy Ears

July 5, 2023

Why do I keep getting swimmer’s ear after swimming in the pool? Swimmer's ear, medically known as Otitis Externa, is a common yet preventable condition, particularly among water sports enthusiasts and frequent swimmers. It primarily stems from water lingering in your ear after swimming, creating an ideal environment for bacterial growth.  But during the warmer and humid summer months, families and even children are coming in for ear aches and pains related to ...

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