Month: August 2016

What We Treat: Sprained Ankles

It’s time for another season of soccer, field hockey, football, and cross-country, which means it’s officially sprained ankle season. Have you ever made a cut too sharply on the soccer or field hockey field that resulted in you turning your ankle? Have you ever fell awkwardly while playing football and twisted your ankle? If you have …

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Make Your Own Back-to-School Health Kit

When your child returns to school, it can often mean a renewed exposure to germs and possible injuries. AFC Urgent Care Saugus has a tried and true list of recommendations to keep your kids healthy, even when they aren’t with you. Here is our back-to-school health kit, a complete list of the portable tools and items …

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Back to School: Are Your Kids Getting Enough Sleep?

Nighttime fireworks shows, long stays at summer camp, family vacations and the late sunsets of summertime are some of the many joys your child may have experienced during their summer vacation. But getting to take part in these fun-filled moments over the past few months may also mean your child was allowed to have some …

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It’s Time for Your Back-to-School Immunizations

Vaccinations are one of the biggest public health innovations in history. Because of the myriad vaccines we have available, we have completely or nearly eliminated several devastating diseases, saving countless lives in the process. Diseases like measles, mumps, whooping cough and chickenpox can be debilitating, or even fatal. In order to keep your children — …

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Why Now Is the Time to Be Thinking About Sports Physicals

If your child plays team sports through their school, you are probably looking forward to cheering them on during their season, and planning out your schedule around their practices. But have you planned for their sports physical yet? The pre-participation sports physical is required almost universally in the United States. Sports physicals help prevent risk …

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