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Sports Injuries 102: How to Provide First-Aid for Injuries

As we mentioned in our last blog, sports injuries are highly preventable even though they happen to millions of adolescents and student-athletes each year. While most parents, coaches, and athletic trainers can prevent sports injuries, it is important to know when to perform first-aid for athletes.

The benefits of fast and immediate first-aid for sports injuries […]

By |April 8th, 2019|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Sports Injuries 102: How to Provide First-Aid for Injuries

How Patients Can Prevent and Manage their Asthma

If you currently have asthma and struggle with managing your symptoms, or a potential asthma attack, then you are not alone. The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of American found that over 26 million Americans have asthma, which equals 8.3 percent of all adults and 8.3 percent of all children in the United States.

Whether you are […]

By |April 8th, 2019|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on How Patients Can Prevent and Manage their Asthma

The Most Common STDs in the U.S.

Nearly 2 million adults annually have contracted an STD within the last two years according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and require screenings and STD tests to help diagnose symptoms.

Many individuals are unsure if they currently have, or are at risk, for contracting a new STD. This is because many STDs may not […]

By |March 19th, 2019|Blog, Health News, News & Updates|Comments Off on The Most Common STDs in the U.S.

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 […]

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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

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