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How to manage and treat your child’s chickenpox

Chickenpox is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to many uncomfortable symptoms and disproportionately affects school-aged children.

The CDC explains that chickenpox is caused by the varicella-zoster virus which leads to the breakout of a blister-like rash across the face, chest, back, and other parts of the body. In addition, it can cause fever, headache, and […]

By |March 14th, 2019|Blog, News, News & Updates|Comments Off on How to manage and treat your child’s chickenpox

Why you need to get travel vaccinations before certain trips

Traveling can be one of the most rewarding experiences but it takes a lot of preparation to do correctly.  From packing to booking flights and hotels, traveling is not a simple “pick up and go” situation for most people. Any decent travel plan that often gets overlooked is setting aside time to get your travel […]

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How are Athletic Injuries Treated and Assessed?

Did you know that one-third of all pediatric injuries are related to sports? That number may seem high, but it’s not a surprise if you watch how intense some of the practices and games become! Assessing and treating sports injuries is a task that requires accuracy and speed to help the patient make a full […]

By |February 21st, 2019|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on How are Athletic Injuries Treated and Assessed?

Healthcare Fast Facts

The world of healthcare is one that’s continually changing and evolving. Because of these changes, many myths get spread to the general public about healthcare. It can be hard to tell the difference between fact and fiction when the news, media, and politics are all so oversaturated with healthcare related content. Check out these fast […]

By |February 21st, 2019|Blog, Health News, News & Updates|Comments Off on Healthcare Fast Facts

Are GMO’s Safe?

You’ve likely seen commercials or signs for foods that market being GMO-free, but what exactly is a GMO? GMO’s refer to genetic engineering in the food manufacturing and growth process. The use of GMO’s is not a new thing, but it has seen the increased controversy in recent years. Before you can decide instead you […]

By |January 24th, 2019|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Are GMO’s Safe?

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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Diabetic Wound Risk and Management

Diabetes can lead to a variety of symptoms throughout the body. From kidney and heart problems to foot complications, the disease is severe and needs to be adequately treated. We’re going to dig a little deeper to discover more about wound risk, management, and what causes the wound susceptibility in diabetic patients.

Peripheral Arterial Disease
PAD is […]

By |December 28th, 2018|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Diabetic Wound Risk and Management

Here’s a Holiday Travel Hygiene Guide to Improve your Vacationing!

The importance of hygiene when traveling during the holidays
Holiday travel may increase your risk of coming in contact with influenza, or another type of seasonal illness as travel spikes when people go to visit family or vacation. The CDC recommends that holiday travelers take the following actions to maintain hygiene and health as they travel […]

By |November 23rd, 2018|Blog, Health News, News & Updates|Comments Off on Here’s a Holiday Travel Hygiene Guide to Improve your Vacationing!

The 2019 Healthy Checklist to Improve your Overall Health Next Year!

Maintaining your overall health may seem like a serious of meddlesome tasks that interrupt your day. Even though you may think maintaining health provides little benefit for the time it takes to keep up with appointments, the returns on strong health are immense.

Eating healthy, adhering to medications, limiting smoking, participating in physical activity, and keeping […]

By |November 17th, 2018|Blog, Health News, News|Comments Off on The 2019 Healthy Checklist to Improve your Overall Health Next Year!

Pumpkin Carving Tips

AFC Urgent Care Saugus wants you in the spirit of Halloween this year! Halloween consists of spooky costumes, lots of candy & of course decorating the house! The biggest decorations of Halloween consist of Carving Pumpkins! Carving pumpkins, however, lead to hundreds of injuries every year! We will be discussing some tips you can use […]

By |October 25th, 2018|Blog, Health News, News, News & Updates|Comments Off on Pumpkin Carving Tips