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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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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 …

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