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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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, […]

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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?

Occupational Healthcare – Caring for Employees and Employers

Occupational Health refers to the many disciplines devoted to the safety and well-being of employees in the workplace, often concentrating on injury prevention. Even with solid practices in place, accidents do occur, and having an experienced occupational healthcare provider you trust can make all the difference. Workplace injuries can result in lost time, indemnity costs, […]

By |November 7th, 2018|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Occupational Healthcare – Caring for Employees and Employers

How to Spot the Flu

The day you noticed flu symptoms probably started like any other day – you get the kids off to school, head over the office, and next thing you know, you notice a tickle in your throat.  The chills might come next.  Now you think, “Could I have the flu?”

While you may have done everything you […]

By |October 31st, 2018|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on How to Spot the Flu

Family Health and Fitness

Did you know that the family is the most important social influence for physical activity? Research shows that children of active parents are 5.8 times more likely to engage in physical activity on a regular basis.

Today, most children do not meet the recommended amount of daily exercise, which is crucial to healthy growth and development.

To […]

By |October 15th, 2018|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Family Health and Fitness

5 Back to School Safety Tips

Summer is almost over and it is time to switch gears and start thinking about your kids going back to school!
If your kids are about to enter grade school for the first time, this can be a very emotional and nerve-racking time leaving your child for the majority of the day. If your kids have […]

By |August 30th, 2018|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on 5 Back to School Safety Tips