The Most Common Vaccine Needs for Young Children

Vaccines for young children have been a big topic of discussion recently. With some parents deciding not to vaccinate, it’s vital to spread factual information. Young children have a vaccine schedule they should stick to. Vaccines are completely safe, have no adverse side effects, and help keep your child happy and healthy! Here is an …

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How to Prepare for Immigration Physicals

New citizens coming into the United States are likely to experience a sense of both excitement and nervousness as they complete the legal groundwork for a new life. A large part of that legal ground work includes immigration physicals that help evaluate if they can receive legal resident status. If you’re an immigrant planning on …

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What to do to prepare for a DOT Physical

DOT physicals ensure that you can continue your commercial truck driving career with minimal interruption. It is essential to also prepare for physicals to ensure your test results are accurate and don’t conflict. But you shouldn’t try and manipulate your test results and accurately pass the physical if there’s actually something wrong with you. However, …

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Travel Vaccinations 101

Travel vaccinations are an important part of making sure that you are safe and healthy whenever you go on specific international trips. Many patients however don’t fully understand why travel vaccines are necessary, the diseases they protect from, and the process on how to get an updated travel vaccine. But what exactly are travel vaccines? …

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What To Do When Your Child Has a Sports Injury

Sports injuries are highly common in the U.S. The CDC estimates nearly 3.2 million children between the ages of 5 to 14 visit the emergency room for sports-related injuries. For high school children, sports injuries are the most common reason for a medical visit. However, the high rate of sports injuries should not discourage you from …

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How to Manage Potential Seasonal Allergies

Seasonal allergies including hay fever impact millions of Americans each year. According to the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology (ACAAI) more than 50 million Americans suffer from allergies every year. The widespread impact of seasonal allergies in the U.S highlights the need for effective prevention and management for patients. Especially during spring, seasonal allergies …

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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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