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Should I Get the COVID-19 Antibody Test?

As the research about COVID-19 continues to reach new findings, scientists and doctors have developed a COVID-19 antibody test. Since the antibody test is so new, many people are unsure about getting it done. AFC Urgent Care Saugus has answered some of the most frequently asked questions about testing, including who is eligible and when …

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Arthritis Awareness Month

May is the month when an effort is made to further spread awareness about arthritis, from diagnosis to the need for more research on the disease. Arthritis impacts the lives of millions of Americans, and the number is expected to climb in the coming decades from more than 50 million today. Arthritis can manifest in …

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Vitamin IV

The latest trend in the world of elective health procedures is vitamin IV infusions. We decided to take a closer look at the pattern to learn a little more about the process, potential benefits, and actual evidence supporting those claims. Before you set up an appointment and begin shelling out hundreds of dollars for a …

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Why Are People with Asthma Encouraged to Get a Flu Shot?

If you’ve been watching the news lately, you’ve no doubt heard that the flu is sweeping the country this year. In fact, for the first time in 13 years, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reported that the entire contiguous United States, excluding Washington DC, is showing widespread flu at one time! Getting …

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National Diabetes Month

November is National Diabetes Month, an event designed to bring attention to diabetes and the impact this disease has every day on millions of Americans. According to the American Diabetes Association®, Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the U.S. In 2015, 30.3 million Americans suffered from diabetes, and approximately 1.5 million new cases of …

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Summer Protective Gear – Do You Have Everything on This List?

While you’re having your fun in the sun this summer, are you staying safe in the heat? Summer weather and more outdoor activities means there’s a higher risk of injury from things like sun exposure, dangerous insects, heat injury and more. Make sure you’re prepared for your summer fun by stocking up on these essential …

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AFC Urgent Care Flu Season Update

If you’ve gotten your flu shot already, great job! You’re much better protected against getting the flu this flu season. And if you still haven’t gotten your yearly flu shot yet, there’s no time to waste! Protecting yourself against the flu is vital to your health, as well as the health of those around you, …

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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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Back to School: Staying Healthy In and Out of the Classroom

Kids spend more time at school during the year than anywhere else, and while every parent knows the back to school season is filled with shopping excursions, new school supplies and other preparations, there is one other important thing many people forget. It’s time to make your children’s health part of your back to school …

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Flu FAQs

Every Flu season our doctors see many patients asking similar questions regarding symptoms and flu vaccinations. We wanted to answer some of those questions here for you. What is the Flu? It is an illness of the respiratory organs caused by a virus. It may produce cold like symptoms of more severity and include body …

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