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5 safety tips or school

By this time in the year your child has started school & is still adjusting to the new year. This is a normal process that we all go through when we are put in a new environment. Whether your child is starting school or returning it is never too late to start these safety tips […]

By |September 21st, 2018|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on 5 safety tips or school

Watch out for the Flu!

Flu season start in September & ends around mid to end of December! AFC Urgent Care New Bedford wants you to protect yourself from the flu this year!  The flu is extremely contagious & is airborne. An airborne virus means you can be infected by particles in the air! So if someone sneezes or coughs next to you, […]

By |September 21st, 2018|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Watch out for the Flu!

Don’t burn those buns stay out of the Sun!

Beware of summertime sun
The summer has been good to use but unfortunately, the sun hasn’t been! The sun has 3 types of UV rays. UVA, UVB& UVC; only 2 of these rays make it to earth but that it still enough to hurt us. UVA & UVB are forms of radiation & when we lay out […]

By |August 2nd, 2018|Blog, Health News, News & Updates|Comments Off on Don’t burn those buns stay out of the Sun!

Celebrate National Immunization Month with us!

What is national immunization month?
August has been claimed by the AAP as National Immunization Month! Please join us here at AFC Urgent Care in spreading awareness for immunization! Vaccines are among the top 10 biggest breakthroughs in medical history. It is important that we make sure all of our children and loved ones are up […]

By |August 2nd, 2018|Blog, Health News, News & Updates|Comments Off on Celebrate National Immunization Month with us!

Spring Cleaning In, Allergens Out

When the sun is shining, the birds are chirping, and a light breeze is blowing, it is oh-so-tempting to throw open the windows and enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of spring. Maybe you are even itching (pun intended) to roll up your sleeves and tackle some serious spring cleaning. But if you are one […]

By |April 2nd, 2018|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Spring Cleaning In, Allergens Out

The Do’s And Dont’s of Seasonal Allergies

The signs of spring are all around; flowers blooming, bees buzzing, noses sneezing, and chests wheezing. Yes indeed, spring can be a beautiful time of the year, but it’s also a peak time for seasonal allergies. According to the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (ACAAI), allergies are a major cause of illness in […]

By |March 26th, 2018|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on The Do’s And Dont’s of Seasonal Allergies

How Pollen Makes Us Sneeze and Wheeze

It seems like no sooner does the sneezing and wheezing from one season end that the next one begins. And so it goes. The winter cold and flu season 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 […]

By |March 23rd, 2018|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on How Pollen Makes Us Sneeze and Wheeze

Why Your Strep Throat Keeps Coming Back

You’ve probably had that scratchy, itchy feeling. The one that starts in the back of your throat and suddenly turns into a painful burning sensation. Some people say it’s like trying to swallow broken glass. Now that’s a pretty vivid description of the common sore throat and if you have ever had one that bad […]

By |March 15th, 2018|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Why Your Strep Throat Keeps Coming Back

Germiest Places in the Office

With this year’s overwhelming flu activity reaching every corner of the nation, it’s important to remain educated on the potential hot spots and preventative measures to avoid flu-related germs. Doctor’s offices, school classrooms, the gym, and even your workplace are among the top culprits for contracting seasonal influenza. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor […]

By |March 5th, 2018|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Germiest Places in the Office

Is Lack of Sleep Making You Sick?

Doctors recommend adults get between seven to nine hours of sleep per night. However, according to HuffPost, more than a third of Americans regularly do not sleep enough. That means that roughly 83.6 million adults in the U.S. alone are sleep deprived. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that 34.8 percent […]

By |February 26th, 2018|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Is Lack of Sleep Making You Sick?
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