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How to Keep Children Safe Around the Pool

The pool is a great place to enjoy the water and make great memories while having fun. Kids love to be in the pool, whether they are playing with squirt guns, swimming pool balls, or merely splashing to cool off. Pools can also be a dangerous place for kids if certain precautions are not taken. […]

By |June 17th, 2019|Blog, Health News, News & Updates|Comments Off on How to Keep Children Safe Around the Pool

CDC Health Updates

The CDC has a public outreach program called HAN. HAN is designed to keep medical professionals and the general public aware of significant health risks, updates, and alerts. This alert system has multiple levels of severity. Some require immediate action, while others are used merely to inform the public. The most recent CDC health updates […]

By |February 21st, 2019|Blog, Health News, News & Updates|Comments Off on CDC Health Updates

How to Plan your Medical Appointments for 2019!

2019 may be the perfect year to get your medical appointments back on track!

Last year, you may have experienced some complications, scheduling conflicts, or similar issues when trying to confirm your medical appointments. It can be very difficult to go to the doctor or another medical provider as needed without a set plan.

At […]

By |January 16th, 2019|Blog, Health News, News & Updates|Comments Off on How to Plan your Medical Appointments for 2019!

Turkey Carving Safety

Thanksgiving is right around the corner & AFC Urgent Care Worcester would like to wish everyone a happy holiday! Thanksgiving is a time when you get together with family & friends to enjoy an amazing meal. One of the best parts about Thanksgiving is Turkey! However, cooking the Thanksgiving turkey can be a very challenging […]

By |November 9th, 2018|Blog, Health News, News & Updates|Comments Off on Turkey Carving Safety

Flu Shot Awareness

Flu season is just around the corner which means you’ve likely seen ads, signs, and internet posts about the flu vaccine. Many people chose not to get the flu shot each year merely because they don’t understand the importance of the shot, but we’re hoping to change that this year! Let’s take a closer look […]

By |October 9th, 2018|Blog, Health News, News & Updates|Comments Off on Flu Shot Awareness

Food Poisoning Symptoms

Everyone has had a bad experience with food before, but can you tell the difference between an upset stomach and food poisoning? Knowing the signs and symptoms of food poisoning is the first step toward recovering and staying out of the hospital. If you know the signs, you may even be able to help out […]

By |October 9th, 2018|Blog, Health News, News & Updates|Comments Off on Food Poisoning Symptoms

Why you should Vaccinate your child

Children need to be looked after from the moment they are born until they turn into young adults. AFC Urgent Care understands this & wants parents to know that getting your child vaccinated is extremely important to their health. It’s just like putting your child in a car seat, or putting a helmet on their head when they […]

By |August 16th, 2018|Blog, Health News, News & Updates|Comments Off on Why you should Vaccinate your child

How to stay away from sunburn this summer

Summertime is in full effect & most of us are outside enjoying the weather. When we are trying to have some fun in the sun it is very common to forget about the risks the suns rays have. Did you know sunburn is responsible for the most frequent form of skin cancer? Melanoma cancer is mainly […]

By |August 15th, 2018|Blog, Health News, News & Updates|Comments Off on How to stay away from sunburn this summer

Poison Ivy: Signs, Symptoms and Precautions

Poison ivy is the most common allergy in the United States, affecting about 50 million people every year. The rash from poison ivy is caused by an allergic reaction to urushiol, an oily substance in the leaves, stems and roots of poison ivy, through direct contact. Urushiol is also found in poison oak and poison […]

By |July 13th, 2018|Blog, Health News, News & Updates|Comments Off on Poison Ivy: Signs, Symptoms and Precautions

Allergens Hiding in Your Home

Many allergy sufferers feel they are waging a battle with the great outdoors this spring season, trying to keep watery eyes, runny noses, and itchy throats from keeping them down. But the truth is, allergies can be triggered just as much by allergens hiding inside your home as they can by the ones outdoors. Before you lock […]

By |June 7th, 2018|Blog, Health News, News & Updates|Comments Off on Allergens Hiding in Your Home
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