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The Dangers of Sharing Shaky, False Medical Information Online

The internet has opened a whole new world of communication and information sharing. The instant access to share information with your friends and family is a great advancement, but it can become dangerous before you know it. When shaky medical information is shared by patients online, everyone who reads it is put at risk. What …

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What Should Drivers do to Prepare for DOT Physicals?

Truck drivers are required to stay up to date on their Department of Transportation issued (DOT) physicals. Even if it’s your first DOT physical, or you’re a seasoned pro, the physical is still a stressful process. If you fail your DOT physical, you won’t be allowed to get back behind the wheel. While cheating the …

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What All Travelers Need to Know about Travel Vaccinations

Travel vaccinations help to ensure that you, and your family members, are efficiently protected from all airborne illnesses and viruses during international travel. But many families don’t fully understand why travel vaccines are necessary, the diseases they protect from specifically, and the process on how to get family members an updated travel vaccine. That is …

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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, …

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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 …

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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 …

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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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