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Occupational Health Services at AFC Urgent Care

At AFC Urgent Care Saugus, we provide services for all employers and their employees. The health and safety of your employees are key to running a successful business. That is why we offer programs that are specialized to your specific business and its needs. Learn more about the variety of employer services available to you today.  Physical …

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What is Gastroenteritis?

Gastroenteritis happens when a patient’s intestines and stomach become irritated and inflamed. It can also be referred to as a stomach bug. Gastroenteritis is extremely contagious and passes from an infected person or consuming contaminated food or water. Visit AFC Urgent Care Saugus if you believe you may have gastroenteritis. While there is no treatment …

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Nutrition Awareness Month

It’s Nutrition Awareness Month! This is the perfect time to start making positive, healthy eating choices to help improve your overall health. Improving your diet can add a lot of benefits to your overall daily life. The health professionals at AFC Urgent Care Saugus can help answer any questions you may have about your overall …

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Different Types of Lung Infections

We can classify lung infections into three broad categories: bronchiolitis, pneumonia, and bronchitis. These three generally occur due to bacteria or a virus. Fungal lung infections are not very common, and generally, immunosuppressed people suffer from them. They receive immunosuppression mainly from types of HIV or cancer or consuming immunosuppressive medications. If you are suffering …

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How long are you contagious with the flu?

The flu is one of the most contagious illnesses every year. Millions of Americans get infected annually, and cases typically spike in February. The key to stopping the spread is understanding when you are contagious and how the flu spreads. If you suddenly begin to feel sick, visit AFC Urgent Care Saugus for treatment. We …

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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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