Prevent the Flu from happening to YOU!

Unpredictable, but completely avoidable with a single dose vaccination, flu season is officially here. The flu affects thousands of people every year, making it even more important for you and your family to receive their vaccination. Every year the string of influenza virus changes, making last year’s shot useless and no longer applicable in fighting …

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Can I Prevent Eczema?

Eczema is a skin condition that causes your skin to be red, bumpy, and itchy. In some cases, it can often be painful. It causes the tissue of your skin to be more prone to sensitivity, infection, and dryness. It is not damaging to your health, and more than 15 million Americans have it. If …

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Health Tips for the Winter Season

For many households, winter is the best time of the year, considering the holiday merriment, bonfires, and hot cocoa gatherings around the tree. In addition to all the other milestones 2020 brought us, winters will not be as fun as usual.  Along with fewer opportunities for friends and family gatherings, you need to exercise several …

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Is Bronchitis Contagious?

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 …

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Should I Get Tested for STDs?

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. …

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Common Winter Health Problems & How to Prevent Them

Winter in New England and other northern states means it’s time to turn in the lawnmower and sprinklers and to bring out the snowblower 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 …

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Can You Visit AFC Urgent Care During COVID-19?

The short answer to this question is yes. You can still visit a walk-in clinic for all of the same general services during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our physicians and trained staff are prepared for any medical problem that may arise while keeping you and your family members safe. We are still operating as a normal …

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Is There a Difference Between Antibody Testing and Diagnostic Testing for COVID-19? 

Getting tested for COVID-19 is a nerve-wracking thing to do, but it’s more important than ever to be informed about your health. COVID-19 testing helps to identify cases, slow the spread, and flatten the curve. Did you know that there are two types of COVID-19 testing? Antibody testing and diagnostic testing both play an important …

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Frequently Asked Questions About Coronavirus

COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus, is a brand-new virus in the news for how quickly it is spreading, with over 112,000 presumptive positive cases reported in the state as of July 13th. This virus was originally detected in Wuhan, China, and has quickly made its way worldwide. COVID-19 is unlike many other illnesses and …

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Can Stress Cause Heart Problems?

It is hard to go through life without being stressed at one point or another. However, while some amount of stress is normal, when it becomes chronic and starts affecting your ability to get through your days, then it can become an issue for your health, including your heart health. As we continue to recognize …

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