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How Much Candy Is Too Much On Halloween?

Halloween is the time of year where candy is displayed everywhere. Whether there are mini snickers, skittle, or tootsie rolls, almost every establishment and every house will have it available wherever you go. But how much is too much? It is fine to allow yourself to try a few pieces of your favorite candy throughout […]

By |October 28th, 2019|Blog, Health News, News & Updates|Comments Off on How Much Candy Is Too Much On Halloween?

How To Tell If You Have A Break Or Sprain

You might have been playing football when you feel a sharp pain in your ankle, and it hurts to walk on it. This could be one of three options, a sprain, strain, or a break. Most people hope it is not a break, and a strain is a better option compared to a sprain. The […]

By |October 28th, 2019|Blog, Health News, News & Updates|Comments Off on How To Tell If You Have A Break Or Sprain

Importance Of STD Testing

September is Sexual Health Awareness Month and you should use this opportunity to undergo STD/STI testing at AFC Urgent Care Natick. Knowing your STD/STI status is important to your overall health as well as your safety. We are here to teach the importance of getting tested and why you should regularly schedule yourself to get […]

By |September 26th, 2019|Blog, Health News, News & Updates|Comments Off on Importance Of STD Testing

Why The Flu Shot Is Important

The end of September is here, and fall isn’t the only thing that is back this year. Flu season is here, and AFC Urgent Care Natick would is here to remind you to get your flu shot this year! A busy fall is full of holidays, parties, traveling, and plenty of cooking. The last thing […]

By |September 25th, 2019|Blog, Health News, News & Updates|Comments Off on Why The Flu Shot Is Important

Taking Care of Ear Problems

It is hot and the summer is here. Some of the most common summer complaints are annoying ear pain, ear clogging, and decreased hearing. These complaints are common regardless of age. The problems that start in the ear vary and one should seek medical attention as soon as possible to quickly treat the condition.

Usually, there […]

By |August 25th, 2019|Blog, Health News, News & Updates|Comments Off on Taking Care of Ear Problems

Tips for Safe Camping

Camping is a great way to reconnect with nature this summer. Getting away from your electronics, stress from work and school, and the busy city life is a relief. Before you rush into the woods to pitch your tent, there are some safety rules you need to know. Even if you’re a more experienced camper, […]

By |June 14th, 2019|Blog, Health News, News & Updates|Comments Off on Tips for Safe Camping

Tick Bite Prevention

This is the time of year when many of us begin spending more time outside. While it’s always fun to get out and enjoy the weather, your summer fun could be interrupted by an unwanted visitor. Ticks manage to find their way onto many people each year and spread things like Lyme disease, tick fever, […]

By |June 13th, 2019|Blog, Health News, News & Updates|Comments Off on Tick Bite Prevention

Why You Should Wear Sunblock

The harmful UV rays of the sun can contribute to skin and health problems. From premature aging to skin cancer, the radiation from the sun can cause severe damage to the health of your skin. Sunblock is capable of diminishing the harmful effects of the sun when worn and provide several health benefits. Let’s look […]

By |May 15th, 2019|Blog, Health News, News & Updates|Comments Off on Why You Should Wear Sunblock

When should you choose Urgent Care over the Emergency Room?

Many patients get confused about differences between “urgent care” and medical emergencies, which can lead to unnecessary long waits and high costs for medical services.

Urgent care by its most basic definition is when a patient is experiencing a discomforting illness or painful injury that requires immediate care but does not qualify as a medical […]

By |January 14th, 2019|Blog, Health News, News & Updates|Comments Off on When should you choose Urgent Care over the Emergency Room?

How to Help Your Kids with Seasonal Allergies

Seasonal allergies affect a lot of people in the springtime. As soon as the trees begin to bloom, many people are met with sniffling noses, watery eyes and endless coughing, among other symptoms. It can be hard to deal with your own allergies, but when your kids get allergies, it’s especially tough. Here are some […]

By |April 25th, 2017|Blog, Health News, News & Updates|Comments Off on How to Help Your Kids with Seasonal Allergies