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Sports Safety Skills for Kids and Why they Need Sports Physicals

The summer is coming to a close, which means it is back-to-school and fall sports seasons for a majority of children this autumn. However, before your child can participate in certain sports and the upcoming season they need an updated sports physical.  Each year, your child’s school and/or recreational program legally needs a sports physical …

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Best Benefits of a Walk-in Clinic

Everywhere you look, you can find urgent cares and walk-in clinics popping up. The sudden increase in these quick treatment centers has left people wondering why they’re better than a traditional emergency room. A walk-in clinic may not be the best fit for every injury or illness, but they’re an excellent option for non-emergent cases! …

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Evidence-Based Nutrition Tips for Overall Health

There’s no shortage of health myths being spread around. Crash diets, false claims, and health tips with no scientific backing are more common than factual health tips. We wanted to set the record straight and give you nutrition tips that have been studied and backed by real evidence. Nuts are Good for You People often …

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Weight Loss Tips to Help Achieve Better Overall Health

Most of us are guilty of trying some pretty unhealthy weight loss methods. From crash diets to detox plans, getting pulled into the world of weight loss is easy. Most of these popular fads focus more on the actual weight loss and less on your overall health. Follow these simple tips to begin losing weight …

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The Most Common Vaccine Needs for Young Children

Vaccinating your children is one of the simplest ways you can protect them. Getting the vaccine is as easy as a quick trip to the pediatrician’s office and your child will be protected against harmful and potentially deadly diseases. From birth until age 6 there are multiple vaccines your child should receive. There are too …

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How Can You Protect Your Child From School Sport Injuries?

Did you know that sports injuries are some of the most common reasons for medical visits among children in middle school and high school? The Centers for Disease Control estimate that nearly 3.2 million children each year are hospitalized from sports injuries annually. In addition, over 750,000 children between the ages of 12-17 are treated …

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Seasonal Allergy Prevention and Awareness Guide

Sometimes, it is not too surprising to find yourself being bothered with seasonal allergies. Many times, people have specific allergies but they do not take the cautionary steps to address a potential allergy. Taking preventive steps is also not enough as patients need to have treatment options as well. AFC Urgent Care Swampscott has outlined …

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Why are the Measles Coming Back?

There are numerous recorded cases of the measles in the U.S in 2019, even though that’s not the only country affected. Recent reports documented by the CDC are quite alarming since this year has the second largest number of cases since measles was virtually eradicated in the year 2000. What are the causes in recent …

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