RSV Prevention Tips for Infants, Children And Adults

December 4, 2022

RSV Prevention Tips for Infants, Children And Adults

If you have an infant, child or adult in your life who is at risk for RSV, it’s a good time to take notes on how to avoid it altogether. The virus spreads easily and can make anyone feel miserable.    If you, your child or your parent has a higher risk of contracting the RSV virus, take precautions now to prevent getting sick later. There are many ways that you can help reduce the ...

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Tips to Manage Diabetes During The Holidays: November is American Diabetes Month For a Reason

November 7, 2022

Tips to Manage Diabetes During The Holidays: November is American Diabetes Month For a Reason

In light of American Diabetes Month, AFC Urgent Care Saugus wants to help educate those at risk of developing diabetes so that they can manage their blood sugar levels and prevent full blown diabetes. Are you worried about developing diabetes? Or how about making sure your loved ones are managing their diabetes during the holiday season?  37.3 million people have diabetes Approximately 96 million adults aged 18 years or older have prediabetes (This is ...

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Avoid The Flu, COVID And Monkeypox: Don’t Skip Out On Your Vaccines!

October 12, 2022

Avoid The Flu, COVID And Monkeypox: Don’t Skip Out On Your Vaccines!

COVID-19 and the flu was an issue last year because symptoms overlapped and it was confusing to tell what illness you had. But, the problem we faced last year was a lack of vaccinations for both COVID and the flu causing us to cancel our favorite holiday seasons. Let’s not make the same mistake this year. Get vaccinated for both! Why? Schools are now in session and kids are the most common germ spreaders ...

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Avoid Getting Stung By An Angry Bee This Season

September 8, 2022

Avoid Getting Stung By An Angry Bee This Season

Bees are everywhere!  It’s officially angry bee season. You know, the end of summer into early fall when you start to see bees in all sorts of places. It’s not your imagination. Bees are also aggressive during this time of year because they are approaching the end of their life cycle. So, watch out! They’re ready to sting. AFC Urgent Care Saugus is seeing a high number of people coming in for ...

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Back To School and College Physicals: Check It Off Your List!

July 27, 2022

Back To School and College Physicals: Check It Off Your List!

August is the time to renew vaccinations and for students to get their back to school physicals. It’s also a time for them 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 for potential health risks. Whether your child plans on joining a fall sport or needs to ...

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UV Safety Awareness Month: Steps To Take If Your Experiencing Heat Exhaustion or Sunstroke

June 30, 2022

UV Safety Awareness Month: Steps To Take If Your Experiencing Heat Exhaustion or Sunstroke

UV Safety Awareness Month is a great reminder to be safe and to protect our skin, but it's also important for us to know the potential dangers of UV rays. The most common potentially dangerous situation is heat exhaustion, which affects both people and pets. Heat exhaustion can lead to more serious health issues like sunstroke, so it's vital that we learn how to protect ourselves from the sun's rays. Luckily for ...

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Men’s Health Month: Let’s Face These Men’s Health Issues Together

June 1, 2022

Men’s Health Month: Let’s Face These Men’s Health Issues Together

We often hear that men sacrifice their health so that they can take care of their families first. Historically, this may have pertained to certain generations in the past, but in the past decade, men have made some progress when it comes to seeking medical help and preventative care. Let’s continue to face these men’s health issues together! AFC Urgent Care Saugus is here to help men get routine checkups to enable them ...

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Being Deer Tick ‘Aware’ About Lyme Disease

May 6, 2022

Being Deer Tick ‘Aware’ About Lyme Disease

Not all ticks carry Lyme disease, but deer ticks do! Lyme disease, if left untreated, can cause long term side effects on your joints and nervous system. It’s definitely not a disease you want to get this spring or summer.  Where do people even get bitten by deer ticks? It just so happens that deer ticks love the grassy plains and wooded areas in the northeast. Massachusetts in particular is like a playground for ...

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Why Is It Important To Get Tested For STDs and STIs?

April 1, 2022

Why Is It Important To Get Tested For STDs and STIs?

Sexually transmitted diseases and infections (STDs and STIs) impact millions of people every year. Many people don’t even know they have one and continue to spread infections due to misinformation about STDs and the stigma around them such as  being judged or discriminated against if you do have one. This is why this STD awareness month, we want to focus on removing the fear around testing and encourage singles and couples to get tested ...

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Spring Is In The Air And So Are Spring Allergies!

March 14, 2022

Spring Is In The Air And So Are Spring Allergies!

Are you sneezing and wheezing more often lately? The winter cold, flu and COVID-19 wave that ravaged the country was a doozy. Now, we are enjoying longer days, more sunshine and nature’s reproduction cycle at work. Which is to say, pollen season is upon us. Just look outside. Cooler states like Massachusetts started to see plants release pollen in February and March. Trees are also now producing allergens and by early summer, grasses will ...

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