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When should you get an STD test?

STDs are extremely common in the U.S as more than 2.6 million are infected with chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis annually, according to annual surveillance reports from CDC. This means that most sexually active adults are likely at a pretty high risk for getting an STD. However, some sexually active adults are at higher risks than …

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Common mistakes to avoid when addressing sports injuries

Sports injuries can happen at the most unexpected time and impact millions of school-aged children every year. The CDC estimates that 3.2 million ER visits a year are a direct result of sport-related injury. When your child experiences a sports injury, there are three things you should immediately do: Make sure the injured athlete is …

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

At AFC Burlington, 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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A Guide to Upper Respiratory Infections and Their Treatment

Upper respiratory infections are, at best, frustrating and painful and, at worst, serious illnesses that can land people in the hospital for extended periods. This guide will help you understand what these infections are, what can cause them, and what treatments are available. What are upper respiratory infections? Upper respiratory infections are usually bacterial, but …

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Get Your Back-to-School Physicals!

August is coming to a close and this means that your kids are getting ready to get back to school! Most schools make physicals a requirement for the new year; a good tip is to check the school’s website for back to school requirements.  Here are a few reasons why you should put your child’s back-to-school physical …

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