Deer Tick Bites And Lyme Disease: A Pesky Situation

May 5, 2022

Deer Tick Bites And Lyme Disease: A Pesky Situation

Deer ticks have been a growing concern in the Northeast for years and it has become a pesky situation for many of us trying to enjoy the outdoors. Spring and summer time are the peak times for ticks and because Massachusetts has a lot of woodlands, it makes it the perfect habitat for deer ticks to populate, latch onto you, and just be a pest.  Lyme disease is no joke. If left untreated it may ...

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Get Yourself Tested For STDs and STIs: Know Your Results!

April 1, 2022

Get Yourself Tested For STDs and STIs: Know Your Results!

Are you concerned about STDs? If so, you’re not alone. STDs or “sexually transmitted diseases” and STIs “sexually transmitted infections” is that awkward topic that people avoid talking about because of misinformation and the fear of judgement.  Fear not. We’re more than happy to provide the space, privacy and information needed to address your concerns and most common questions about STDs/STIs. After all, knowing your status through STD testing is the only ...

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Spring Is In The Air And So Is Pollen! Spring Allergy Season Begins Early

March 14, 2022

Spring Is In The Air And So Is Pollen! Spring Allergy Season Begins Early

Spring is in the air and so is pollen! March 20th is technically the beginning of spring, even if the ground is still covered in ice and snow. With the sporadic climate changes we are seeing, spring allergy season is starting early this year. If you often suffer from seasonal allergies, you would be one of the first to  know that spring season comes with itchy eyes, watery eyes, sneezing, and a runny nose. The ...

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Scratchy Throat? Watch Out For Strep Throat This Winter Season

January 31, 2022

Scratchy Throat? Watch Out For Strep Throat This Winter Season

“We’re seeing more patients than ever at our urgent-care centers who are reporting sore throats,” says Dr. Vincent Meoli, regional medical director of AFC in a recent interview.  With the Omicron variant making its way around Massachusetts you’re probably wondering if that’s the reason for your ‘sore throat’. However, it’s not not the only winter illness going around this season. We’re still seeing patients come in for colds, flu, and ...

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Which Rapid COVID-19 Test Should I Get? Does It Matter?

January 7, 2022

Which Rapid COVID-19 Test Should I Get? Does It Matter?

  With the Omicron variant circulating around Massachusetts,  you may be worried about all the gatherings you went to over the holidays. Chances are you may have been exposed. This is why it’s important to keep on testing,  so we can avoid any unnecessary spread of the virus.  But, which rapid COVID-19 test should I get? Does it REALLY matter? Yes, your choice of COVID-19 test matters because you don’t want to get a ...

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COVID-19 Precautions To Take When Planning Your Holiday Celebrations

December 2, 2021

COVID-19 Precautions To Take When Planning Your Holiday Celebrations

We just made it through Thanksgiving and here we are at Hanukkah! December is going to go by quickly as we approach the Christmas, Kwanza, and New Year celebrations. Are you taking precautions to avoid getting COVID-19? How about precautions to avoid the spread? Thankfully, 2021 brought us good things like vaccines for COVID and new rapid testing options. But, there are still people who aren’t vaccinated, and the highly contagious Delta variant is ...

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Don’t Become Another Statistic! Here’s What You Should Know About Diabetes Awareness Month

November 2, 2021

Don’t Become Another Statistic! Here’s What You Should Know About Diabetes Awareness Month

  Diabetes is a serious health condition that impacts the lives of many people in the United States. Being diagnosed with diabetes often leads to other health complications which may lead to other health risks. In light of November being National Diabetes Month, AFC Urgent Care Springfield wants to help educate those who are at risk of developing diabetes so that they can manage their blood sugar levels now so that they can prevent developing diabetes ...

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Flu Shots And COVID-19 Vaccines: Prepare For The Twindemic

October 4, 2021

Flu Shots And COVID-19 Vaccines: Prepare For The Twindemic

For the majority of people, September and October are considered annual flu shot months. For others it’s also time for their COVID-19 booster shot. And just so you know, for those eligible,  The CDC states that you can get both your booster shot (or your 1st time shot) and a flu vaccine at the same time. AFC Urgent Care Springfield is aware of the possible “twindemic” and is ready to help our friends and ...

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Flu Shots And COVID-19 Vaccines: Prepare For The Twindemic

September 30, 2021

Flu Shots And COVID-19 Vaccines: Prepare For The Twindemic

For the majority of people, September and October are considered annual flu shot months. For others it’s also time for their COVID-19 booster shot. And just so you know, for those eligible, The CDC states that you can get both your booster shot (or your 1st time shot) and a flu vaccine at the same time.   AFC Urgent Care Springfield is aware of the possible “twindemic” and is ready to help our friends and ...

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Angry Bee Season: What Do You Do If You Get Stung By A Bee

August 24, 2021

BUZZ BUZZ…We’re now approaching angry bee season!   During the late summer and early fall, bees and wasps become really aggressive and are more likely to sting you if provoked. Specifically, yellow jackets are the ones getting angry and stinging everyone because they’re getting close to the end of their life cycle and are preparing to die off. Bee stings hurt!.... and for some they can be potentially fatal, if you’re allergic ...

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