Diabetes Has More Than One Type! Are You At Risk?

November 3, 2021

Diabetes Has More Than One Type! Are You At Risk?

  Did you know that there are different types of diabetes and that you might be predisposed to one of them? You read that right. You or a loved one might be at risk for diabetes if you have a family history of it. Diabetes is a chronic health condition that affects more than 30 million people in the United States. It has multiple types, and there are risk factors you should be aware about. It ...

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Getting Your Flu Shot And COVID-19 Vaccine This Season; More Important than Ever

October 5, 2021

Getting Your Flu Shot And COVID-19 Vaccine This Season; More Important than Ever

COVID-19 is still around and we’re now approaching flu season. “Do I need to get a flu shot?” or “Do I have to get a flu shot and COVID-19 vaccinated?” are common questions people have since both viruses can knock you off your feet. Some of you may be now eligible for your booster shot for COVID-19. Others might be getting their COVID-19 vaccine for the first time. The point is, you want to ...

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Getting Your Flu Shot And COVID-19 Vaccine This Season; More Important than Ever

September 30, 2021

Getting Your Flu Shot And COVID-19 Vaccine This Season; More Important than Ever

COVID-19 is still around and we’re now approaching flu season. “Do I need to get a flu shot?” or “Do I have to get a flu shot and COVID-19 vaccinated?” are common questions people have since both viruses can knock you off your feet. Some of you may be now eligible for your booster shot for COVID-19. Others might be getting their COVID-19 vaccine for the first time. The point is, you want to ...

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Angry Bee Season: What To Do If You Are Allergic To Bee Stings

August 24, 2021

BUZZ, BUZZ! We are seeing a number of kids and parents coming in with painful and sore welts from stings this time of year...aka “Angry Bee Season”. The bees and wasps don't seem to care that it's the new school year! During this time, stinging bees and wasps become more aggressiver because they are preparing their queen for the winter, and are more protective near the hive. This aggravated behavior heightens as ...

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Getting A Back To School Physical: Here’s What To Expect

August 17, 2021

Back to school means going back to the doctor. If your child skipped their annual check up last year because of the pandemic, they’re not going to want to miss this. Getting your child a physical before the school year begins is going to help them prepare for the unexpected colds, flu, injuries, and help diagnose any underlying issues that may be lying in wait.   It’s called an annual physical for a reason ...

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Common Winter Illnesses in Kids

December 28, 2020

There are a few illnesses that are common among children in the Winter. Adults can catch them too, but the symptoms are usually very different. With the second wave of COVID happening, it’s important to keep your children safe from other preventable diseases. If you or a loved one feels under the weather this season, bring them to AFC Urgent Care Worcester. Here is a list of winter illnesses in children we can diagnose ...

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How to Avoid Winter Dry Skin

December 28, 2020

Dry skin is no fun, and in the cold months, it typically gets worse. Humidity is low in Winter, and the moisture in the air is what helps keep your skin from drying out. At AFC Urgent Care Worcester, we are here to provide you with all the information you need to feel comfortable this season. These wellness tips are applicable to help families with small children and grandparents feel their best all season long ...

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How to tell the difference between COVID-19 and the flu

November 16, 2020

With flu season among us, it can be hard to make the distinction between COVID-19 and the flu. Many of the symptoms are similar between the two, and understanding the differences could end up saving a life. COVID-19 is highly contagious in comparison to the flu, and with no vaccine, it’s important to take the proper steps to protect yourself and others. Symptoms of the flu Symptoms of the flu can range from mild ...

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How to stay healthy this holiday season

November 16, 2020

The holidays bring around a lot of good feelings to others, from quality time with loved ones to enjoying hot chocolate on a cold day. During this time, it is extremely important to remember to take time for ourselves to recharge, as this can often end up being a very overwhelming time. Maintaining your personal health throughout the holidays is the best way to stay happy for the months that follow. Here are some of ...

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Staying Prepared During the 2020 Flu Season and COVID-19

October 30, 2020

Fall and winter tend to be stressful times, but 2020 has made that truer than ever! COVID-19 has changed nearly every aspect of daily lives across the country (and the globe!) and that won’t be stopping anytime soon. In addition to battling COVID-19 this winter, flu season is officially in full swing. The best way to protect your health this winter is to stay prepared and understand the risks of both viruses, so let ...

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