Spring Allergies

Spring is a few days away even if it doesn’t feel like it. With spring, comes spring allergies for 35 million Americans. When pollen enters a person who is allergic to the specific pollen, the immune system responds with a runny nose, itchy and watery eyes, and sneezing. High pollen counts can cause worse allergies …

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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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Sochi Winter Olympics 2014

In February, millions will travel to Sochi, Russia to witness athletes from all around the world compete to be the best of the best. If you plan to attend the games, AFC Urgent Care Saugus want to give you some advice before traveling. The State Department issued a warning for those traveling. The warning touches …

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Flu Shots: Everything You Need to Know

The flu vaccine is now available at AFC Urgent Care in Saugus. According to the Center for Disease Control, everyone over the age of 6 months should get a flu shot. People who are considered “high risk” should receive the vaccine immediately. Those individuals include anyone with a weakened immune system, pregnant women, and children …

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Preventing Kids’ Sports-Related Injuries

With school starting soon, kids and teens across Massachusetts will be participating in fall sports. While these activities provide both health benefits and fun, sports and recreation-related injuries for children under the age of 19 number in the millions each year. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) recently announced that emergency room visits in this …

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Sunscreen Tips and Advice

Here is some information on how to use Sunscreen to prevent sunburns and protect your skin from the harmful effects of UV exposure: Many people live with the false assumption that having a base tan will protect you from UV damage when exposed to the sun. In fact, you are not protected, and even a …

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Urgent Care or the ER?

Did you know that as many as 1 in 5 Americans visits an ER each year? Surprising, isn’t it? And of these visits, many were for injuries and illnesses that could have been easily treated outside of the traditional hospital Emergency Room. According to the Center for Disease Control the most common reasons for an …

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