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First Aid Basics for School Sports Injuries

Millions of children in elementary school, middle school, and high school play school sanctioned sports every year, which presents the possible risks of sports injuries.

The Centers for Disease Control estimate that nearly 3.2 million school-aged children go to the emergency room to treat sports injuries every year. Additionally, collision and contact sports including football, […]

By |April 10th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on First Aid Basics for School Sports Injuries

How to Manage Your Seasonal Allergies

Seasonal allergies are very common for both children and adults in the United States. According to the CDC, more than 24 million people in the U.S suffer from seasonal allergies. As the spring season begins to peak, seasonal allergies like hay fever are likely to become more cumbersome for patients.

During the spring and early […]

By |April 9th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on How to Manage Your Seasonal Allergies

What are the benefits of STD testing?

According to the CDC, there are over 2.6 million cases of gonorrhea, chlamydia, and syphilis and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) annually in the U.S. STD testing is an important medical service that most adults should participate in multiple times during their life.

Getting a screening is key for detecting these conditions early and trying […]

By |March 18th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on What are the benefits of STD testing?

Fitness Basics to Help Improve Overall Health

Fitness is more than just a social media fad or a way to improve your looks. A carefully planned fitness regime is a great way to improve your overall health.

The most significant health benefits of a fitness routine include improved heart health, lowered obesity, increased energy, increased strength and endurance, and ultimately a longer […]

By |March 17th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Fitness Basics to Help Improve Overall Health

Mass. Public Health Updates to Keep Aware of: Feb. 2019

At AFC Bedford, we strive to do everything in our power to keep you and your family healthy and safe. Besides providing high-quality and affordable urgent care services, we also are here to educate you on the latest public health updates happening across Massachusetts.

The winter in Massachusetts has become increasingly flu-heavy as flu cases […]

By |February 12th, 2019|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Mass. Public Health Updates to Keep Aware of: Feb. 2019

Keep your Heart Health in Check for American Heart Month!

February is American Heart Month and is the perfect time for friends, family, medical communities, and other groups to promote awareness of cardiac health risks, including heart disease.

According to the CDC, nearly one in three Americans has high blood cholesterol that increases their risk of developing chronic heart disease later on in life. While […]

By |February 4th, 2019|Blog, Health News, News & Updates|Comments Off on Keep your Heart Health in Check for American Heart Month!

A Guide to Preventing Wintertime Slips and Falls

During the winter months, the weather outside is equally frigid and frightful. Even though it can be pretty from inside a warm, cozy house, it can be downright hazardous to venture outdoors. Elderly people with mobility problems are at the highest risk, but even the most able-bodied individuals can fall when roads and walkways covered […]

By |January 23rd, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on A Guide to Preventing Wintertime Slips and Falls

Reasons Everyone in Your Family Should Get the Flu Shot

Influenza is miserable, no matter how you slice it. Between dealing with a fever, chills, and achy muscles all over your body, it’s enough to drive a person crazy. Fortunately, the flu shot is a relatively effective way of avoiding this annoying ailment that is most prevalent during the winter months.

You might be wondering, […]

By |January 23rd, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Reasons Everyone in Your Family Should Get the Flu Shot

Why You Shouldn’t Restrict Your Holiday Treats

No matter what holiday you’re celebrating, there’s no doubt that there’s a fair number of festive treats involved. If you’ve been trying to lose weight or get healthy, those tables filled with treats are probably more temptation than you’ve allowed yourself to face in a long while. Trying to restrict over the holidays is stressful, […]

By |December 28th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Why You Shouldn’t Restrict Your Holiday Treats

What Are the Signs and Symptoms of a Head Cold?

The head cold, also known as the common cold, is usually normal to catch during the cold and flu season, but having it can impact your daily life.  Bouts of coughing, sneezing, and a pounding headache can leave you feeling tired and rundown for a few days.

While most colds are mild and can last for […]

By |November 21st, 2018|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on What Are the Signs and Symptoms of a Head Cold?