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What are the 5 Most Common Sports Injuries?

Sports injuries are widespread and one of the most popular treatments at AFC Bedford. It’s essential to be aware of the common injuries to receive prompt treatment and avoid further complications. Our providers can help treat a variety of injuries and help prevent further strain. From sprains to broken bones, AFC Urgent Care Bedford is there. Common …

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Food Safety Tips for Summer

Food safety should always be a priority, and with summer picnics and park cookouts happening, it’s a good time to remember how to prevent food-borne illnesses. The CDC estimates that every year 48 million people fall sick from a food-borne illness. This is preventable if proper care is taken to cook and store food properly and minimize …

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Heat-Related Illnesses

Heat-related illnesses happen when your body is exposed to extreme temperatures for too long. They cause blood to rush to the surface of your skin, resulting in less blood flow to the brain. This can impair your mental and physical strength and can cause serious complications. It can be easy to avoid heat-related illnesses as …

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What’s the Difference Between Poison Ivy & Poison Oak?

Poison ivy and poison oak are both itchy and uncomfortable rashes that can happen after you’ve come into contact with the poisonous plants. Identifying poison ivy or poison oak can help prevent a rash and manage your symptoms if you’ve already come into contact with one of the toxic plants. If you are experiencing any of the …

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Effects of Smoking on the Body

Did you know that cigarettes contain over 600 ingredients? It’s no secret that smoking is bad for you, but many people don’t realize just how dangerous it is. Those 600 ingredients create thousands of harmful chemicals when they’re burned. Most smokers smoke quite a few cigarettes per day, so all of that toxic chemical exposure …

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What Occupational Physicals Can I Get at AFC Urgent Care?

Physical exams are designed to help keep employees safe while they perform the daily tasks of their job. At AFC Urgent Care Bedford, we recognize the importance of your employee’s health and safety. That is why we conveniently provide a variety of physical exams for all patients and employees. Learn more about the occupational health …

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Symptoms of Seasonal Allergies

Seasonal allergies occur primarily in the Spring and Fall seasons. Allergens, such as pollen, trigger the immune system to respond by releasing histamines. These are used to fight allergens, and they trigger allergy symptoms. AFC Urgent Care Bedford can provide allergy treatment to any patient that may need it. Be sure to speak with our physicians about …

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Different Types of Gastroenteritis

You may have heard the term ‘stomach flu’ thrown around a few times. Often people are referring to gastroenteritis, a condition that is not the flu but typically exhibits some few-like symptoms. According to MedlinePlus, gastroenteritis is an inflammation of the lining of the intestines that results from a virus, bacteria, or parasite. It’s a highly …

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Psychological Benefits to Losing Weight

Weight loss can have many benefits to your lifestyle – including more energy throughout the day, less stress on your heart and lungs, and an overall healthy feeling. Psychologically, however, there can add even more benefits. AFC Urgent Care Bedford is available for any health resources you may need. This can include weight loss information, staying healthy …

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