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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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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A Guide to Preventing Wintertime Slips and Falls

During the winter months, the weather outside is equally frigid and frightful. Even though it can be pretty from inside a warm, cozy house, it can be downright hazardous to venture outdoors. Elderly people with mobility problems are at the highest risk, but even the most able-bodied individuals can fall when roads and walkways covered …

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Reasons Everyone in Your Family Should Get the Flu Shot

Influenza is miserable, no matter how you slice it. Between dealing with a fever, chills, and achy muscles all over your body, it’s enough to drive a person crazy. Fortunately, the flu shot is a relatively effective way of avoiding this annoying ailment that is most prevalent during the winter months. You might be wondering, …

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Why You Shouldn’t Restrict Your Holiday Treats

No matter what holiday you’re celebrating, there’s no doubt that there’s a fair number of festive treats involved. If you’ve been trying to lose weight or get healthy, those tables filled with treats are probably more temptation than you’ve allowed yourself to face in a long while. Trying to restrict over the holidays is stressful, …

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