The Most Effective Way to Wash Your Hands

Washing your hands frequently is one of the most effective ways to stay healthy, kill germs lingering on your hands and prevent the spread of COVID-19. You should make sure you are washing your hands after handling food, most surfaces, communal objects and touching other people throughout the day, especially before touching your eyes, nose …

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How Can I Protect Myself When Returning to Work After COVID-19? 

Millions of Americans, including people in Massachusetts, faced a major change in the way they work and go to school this year after COVID-19 surfaced. After months of closures in order to contain the virus and begin to flatten the curve, businesses in Massachusetts, including Middlesex County, are beginning the process of reopening. Going back …

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When to Visit an Urgent Care for the Flu!

It’s that time of the year, where influenza, also known as the flu, has made itself known. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has stated influenza is still circulating, and the strain H3N2 can cause serious illnesses. Cases of H3N2 are seen more often now than earlier in the year. If you have the following …

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What is a Normal Cholesterol Level?

It’s essential to monitor your cholesterol levels, especially if you have a history of high cholesterol. Simply put, cholesterol is a fat-like, waxy substance your body needs to work efficiently. It is found in animal products and produced in the liver. Even though your body needs it, having too much puts you at risk for coronary …

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Sexual Health: how to Prevent STDs

STDs are sexually transmitted diseases that are spread during sex through the mouth, anus, and vagina. The most common symptoms are no symptoms at all, so for those who are sexually active, regular testing is very important. Many STDs are curable, but some are not. By practicing safe sex, there are many ways to prevent …

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September Is Healthy Aging Month

September is Healthy Aging Month, and AFC Urgent Care is dedicated to helping our patients maintain healthy and happy lives as they age. As you age, your health care needs become more unique. Situations might arise that are scarier as a senior adult than they would have been if you were 20 years younger. At …

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