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Sports Injuries 101: How to prevent injuries

Sports injuries are extremely common at all levels of competition including youth league, high school, and professional sports. Because of the prevalence of these injuries, it is important to know how to prevent any possible injuries before they happen.

Thankfully, parents and student athletes can work together on preventing sports regardless of the sport they play. […]

By |March 12th, 2019|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Sports Injuries 101: How to prevent injuries

Mass. Public Health Updates to Keep Aware of: Feb. 2019

At AFC Stoneham, 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 […]

By |February 11th, 2019|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Mass. Public Health Updates to Keep Aware of: Feb. 2019

Keep your Heart Health in Check for American Heart Month!

February is American Heart Health 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. […]

By |February 4th, 2019|Blog, Health News, News & Updates|Comments Off on Keep your Heart Health in Check for American Heart Month!

The Best Ways to Avoid Wintertime Illnesses

It’s no secret that people seem to get sick more frequently during the winter months. The flu, of course, is one ailment everyone actively tries to avoid, but there are many other viruses and bacterial infections that run rampant when it’s cold outside as well. As you continue reading this guide, you will discover some […]

By |January 26th, 2019|Blog, Health News, News & Updates|Comments Off on The Best Ways to Avoid Wintertime Illnesses

Understanding Who Should Get the Flu Shot

While many people get the flu shot religiously every year, some do not understand the importance of getting this particular vaccination. Flu shots, however, are an excellent way to keep your entire family healthy throughout the winter season, when influenza is at its height.

As you read this handy guide, you will learn more about the […]

By |January 23rd, 2019|Blog, Health News, News & Updates|Comments Off on Understanding Who Should Get the Flu Shot

Tips for Christmas Cooking Safety

Christmas is the largest family meal of the year besides Thanksgiving, which means cooking for large groups at a time. When preparing in such large volumes, it isn’t uncommon for injuries in the kitchen to occur. Emergency room physicians see an influx of injuries each year around the holidays, but there are some simple steps […]

By |December 28th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Tips for Christmas Cooking Safety

How to Get Rid of a Head Cold

Oh, your aching head!

Feeling stuffed up?  Suffering from a head cold can feel unbearable.  When you have a head cold, the membranes lining your nasal passages become swollen and produce excess mucus to flush out the cause of the irritation.  Some symptoms that accompany your head cold can include a headache/pain in your forehead, or […]

By |November 21st, 2018|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on How to Get Rid of a Head Cold

Occupational Healthcare – Caring for Employees and Employers

Occupational Health refers to the many disciplines devoted to the safety and well-being of employees in the workplace, often concentrating on injury prevention. Even with solid practices in place, accidents do occur, and having an experienced occupational healthcare provider you trust can make all the difference. Workplace injuries can result in lost time, indemnity costs, […]

By |November 7th, 2018|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Occupational Healthcare – Caring for Employees and Employers

How to Catch and Treat the Flu Early On

You did everything you could.  You got your seasonal flu shot.  You practiced proper hand-washing techniques.  You avoided shaking hands with your sick coworker, and you avoided kissing your grandma hello during Sunday dinner.  Now you’re asking yourself, “how did I end up with the flu?

Getting a seasonal flu shot and practicing good hygiene are […]

By |October 31st, 2018|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on How to Catch and Treat the Flu Early On

Family Health and Fitness

Did you know that the family is the most important social influence for physical activity? Research shows that children of active parents are 5.8 times more likely to engage in physical activity on a regular basis.

Today, most children do not meet the recommended amount of daily exercise, which is crucial to healthy growth and development.

To […]

By |October 15th, 2018|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Family Health and Fitness