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 […]
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 […]
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 a […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 aches, fever, […]
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 under […]