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Ways the Cold Weather Affects your Health

Winter comes with various health risks as it can trigger different conditions such as asthma, influenza, and allergic reactions. The cold winter air is also polluted with mold, dust, and other damaging lung irritants. This is a significant reason why people choose to stay inside, other than the freezing weather. For any winter-related illness or general …

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What Should I Know About Cervical Cancer?

Cervical cancer affects over 13,000 women each year between the ages of 35 and 44. It is a slow-moving yet preventable disease through the HPV vaccine. AFC Urgent Care Saugus offers STD screenings, treatment, and vaccinations for all patients. Visit us today to put yourself and your health first. Here is everything you may need to know about cervical …

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How Can I Prevent Frostbite?

While frostbite is a relatively uncommon side effect, it’s important to know early symptoms and prevention when spending time outside in the cold. Frostbite happens when skin and tissue freeze, and it can occur on someone’s face, fingers, or toes. AFC Urgent Care Saugus is here to help you prevent frostbite and other cold weather-related …

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Can I go to the walk-in clinic during COVID?

At AFC Urgent Care in Saugus, we offer many different services and treatments for non-emergency medical problems. With COVID-19 happening, we have had to change the way to operate on the day to day to keep you and your family safe. This includes adding coronavirus testing to our list of services. The short answer is …

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When should you go to the ER?

At AFC Urgent Care in Saugus, we offer many services that can help your daily life when you are not able to see your regular healthcare provider. It’s important to understand the differences between non-emergency issues and ones that require treatment from a hospital. We offer a low-cost alternative to non-emergency problems and a shorter …

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What Should I Do if I am High-Risk for Coronavirus?

Like many upper respiratory infections, there are certain individuals who may be at a higher risk for complications from COVID-19 than others. Knowing whether you are at a higher risk and what the symptoms are can be critical to preparing adequately for a potential outbreak as well as getting the care you need. Symptoms of …

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Do I Need to Get STD Testing?

STDs and STD testing are a topic that continues to be taboo, even though it’s no secret most older teens and adults are sexually active. If you’re one of the many people who are unsure about when and why to get tested for STDs, you came to the right place! Keep reading to determine if …

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The Most Common Urgent Care Visits Of Each Season

While urgent care centers see a plethora of different illnesses and conditions, some thrive best in certain temperatures – or seasons. Here are some of the most common reasons behind urgent care visits, according to the season. Spring  Influenza Influenza, more commonly known as ‘the flu’, actually has its own season! From about December to …

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Seasonal Affective Disorder

Ever feel down, and wasn’t sure of the reason? It may be because of the change in seasons. Yes, that can happen! Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is defined as a type of depression related to changes in the seasons. Symptoms typically beginning in the fall, and lag into winter, eating up all of your energy. Read on …

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