Does COVID Affect your Period?

June 28, 2022

It seems like every day, there is a new virus or health concern making the rounds on social media. So, it's no surprise that questions about the impact of COVID-19 on menstruation are starting to surface. AFC Urgent Care Stoneham offers COVID-19 testing, pregnancy testing, and additional health resources. Visit our walk-in center today to receive care for any urgent medical need you have. Here's what you need to know about the possible ...

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When Should You Go to the ER for Dehydration?

June 28, 2022

When you're feeling dehydrated, the last thing you want to do is go to the ER. However, there are some cases in which it is medically necessary. There are steps you can take to avoid an ER visit, but it's important to know the warning signs in children and adults. AFC Urgent Care Stoneham provides treatment for minor to moderate signs of dehydration. Our providers can use IV fluids to help you get ...

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What are the 3 Types of Asthma?

May 17, 2022

There are several types of asthma, however, there are three types that are more common than the rest. Asthma causes breathing problems due to airway inflammation and excessive mucus. It becomes increasingly difficult to breathe during asthma attacks, and the symptoms can become severe. Understanding the type of asthma you have can help avoid triggers and lessen the severity of attacks. AFC Urgent Care Stoneham is here to help you understand your asthma and work ...

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Can Sunscreen Prevent Skin Cancer?

May 17, 2022

When used correctly, sunscreen can work to decrease the risk of a patient developing skin cancer and precancers. Regularly using SPF 15 can reduce the risk of developing squamous cell carcinoma by 40% and melanoma by 50%. Additionally, sunscreen can prevent premature signs of aging. This includes wrinkles, sagging, and age spots. AFC Urgent Care Stoneham can provide you with the information you need to protect your skin this summer. The health and wellness of ...

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Stress & Your Health

April 23, 2022

Stress can impact your health in ways you might not even realize. What might seem like a normal headache can actually be caused by stress, as well as insomnia or decreased productivity. Too much stress can also cause irreparable damage to your body. The relationship between stress and your health can be complicated, but you can take steps to reduce the stress in your life. AFC Urgent Care Stoneham has the health resources you need ...

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How Can I Improve Indoor Air Quality?

April 23, 2022

Making the effort to improve your indoor air quality can make the difference between the number of asthma attacks one has, reduce allergy symptoms, and help you breathe easier when it’s cold outside. It is not possible to completely eliminate the number of allergens in your home, but you can reduce them with some changes. AFC Urgent Care Stoneham provides allergy treatment to many patients who suffer from seasonal allergies. These allergy treatments along ...

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What is HPV?

April 4, 2022

HPV is one of the most common STIs among individuals in their late teens and early 20s. There are different types of HPV, and they can cause health conditions such as genital warts or even cancer but can be prevented through vaccination. This vaccine won’t protect you from HIV or HSV, however. AFC Urgent Care Stoneham provides STD testing and vaccinations on-site. Our providers can discreetly test individuals for STDs and have results within ...

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Nutrition Tips for Adults

April 4, 2022

Nutrition isn't easy, or it often doesn't seem easy to maintain. The truth is nutrition does take some effort, but it is a worthwhile pursuit. Proper nutrition helps give us energy, supports our mood and maintains a satisfying and healthy weight. It doesn't require expert knowledge to maintain proper nutrition, but it helps to know a few effective tips. AFC Urgent Care Stoneham is prepared with any nutrition questions you might have ...

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Should I Go to Urgent Care for a Sports Injury?

February 24, 2022

From playing soccer to basketball, sports injuries are common. They result from direct pressure, force, or consistent overuse of a body part, causing partial or total damage. However, the human body is designed to withstand a range of pressure. When excess pressure is mounted, it results in structural damage that needs to be rectified immediately. Generally, there are two types of sports injuries: chronic and acute. Chronic sports injuries are severe and often caused by ...

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Early Signs of Mono

February 24, 2022

Mononucleosis is a viral infection caused by the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV). It is transferred through the bodily fluids of an infected to another. Although kissing is the major cause of viral transfer, sharing utensils or drinks can contribute to the spread. Although mononucleosis is not as contagious as the flu, one person with EBV can transfer to tens of people in a short span. If you find yourself feeling under the weather, visit AFC Urgent ...

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