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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Getting Your Annual Physical Before Going Back To School

August 17, 2021

Come August, your child is going to be needing their annual physical to prepare for a new school year. It’s the most important physical of the year and it covers a whole lot more than a sports physical or check up. And, guess what?! This school year is going to be In-person. So, if your child skipped their physical last year, you don’t want them to miss this. An annual physical will help ...

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Should I Get Tested for STDs?

December 28, 2020

Every adult who is sexually active should get tested regularly for STDs. This will help you understand your own physical health, but also the health of your partner. In 2018, over 1.7 million people tested positive for chlamydia. If you know you have an STD, you should always use protection, and talk to your partner. STIs can also cause problems later in life if they are not dealt with. AFC Urgent Care Springfield offers ...

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Is Bronchitis Contagious?

December 28, 2020

Bronchitis happens when the tubes that carry oxygen to your lungs become inflamed or swollen. It can happen chronically, where the symptoms are reoccurring or never go away, or it can be acute, where symptoms go away in a few weeks. Acute bronchitis is contagious because it is caused by a bacteria or virus. Chronic bronchitis, however, is not because a specific lung irritant normally causes it. If you think you are experiencing bronchitis or ...

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Common Winter Health Problems & How to Prevent Them

November 16, 2020

Winter in New England and other northern states means it’s time to turn in the lawnmower and sprinklers and to bring out the snow blower and warm clothes. With temperatures dropping and the chance of snow rising, we are reintroduced to another season of defrosting windows and slippery sidewalks. Winter brings on a whole new list of potential sickness and injuries. Here are a few common winter health problems and tips on staying safe ...

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Are You Washing Your Hands Properly?

December 31, 2019

Handwashing is something that we learn at a young age and use for the rest of our lives. Unfortunately, it’s easy to get a little lazy over the years and years of hand washing. It may seem silly to reevaluate the way you wash your hands after so many years of doing it, but it’s always a good idea to take a step back and check in! Common Handwashing Mistakes There are three ...

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Shoveling Safety Tips

December 31, 2019

The winter can be a wonderful time of year. Families all over the world come together to enjoy what can be a winter wonderland. As snow blankets homes and cities, one can forget just how dangerous winter can be. While the holidays may come and go, the inconvenience of the snow lingers long into the New Year. Understanding Heart Limitations While it may seem like snowfall increases yearly, and it’s getting harder to shovel ...

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How Do You Fix Incontinence?

November 16, 2019

With Bladder Health Month this November, our team at AFC Urgent Care Springfield wants you to start paying attention to a part of your body you might not think about until you go to the restroom—your bladder. There are several bladder problems out there, including cystitis, overactive bladder, and interstitial cystitis. In today’s blog, we’re going to talk about urinary incontinence, an incredibly common medical condition. What Causes Urinary Incontinence? Both men ...

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