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When to Visit an Urgent Care for the Flu!

For most people, it’s the joy of the holidays that they know of when it’s fall or winter. For some, it’s flu season! The influenza virus, also known as the flu, tends to ruin the fun for millions ever year. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states the influenza virus is circulating. Unfortunately, …

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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 …

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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 …

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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, …

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The Importance of Travel Vaccines Before Family Vacations

If you’re traveling internationally or domestically, it is important to get any necessary vaccines to keep from getting sick or experiencing some other type of infectious illnesses. Travel vaccines are the easiest way to ensure that your family is adequately protected during their trip and that everyone is healthy throughout your relaxing vacation! What are …

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Why Does Your Child Need Back-to-School, Sports Physicals?

Preventive exams help to ensure that your child is healthy and safe during most of their time in school and outside during recreational activities. Without either exam, your child is likely not able to enroll in school or participate in a sport they are passionate about. Most public and private schools require students to have …

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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, …

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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, …

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