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Hand Washing Tips

With flu season right around the corner, many families are doing whatever they can to protect themselves. For many families, simple prevention from handwashing is something that is overlooked. Proper handwashing techniques should be used all year round, but now is a great time to begin implanting good habits in yourself and your children.
How Often […]

By |October 9th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Hand Washing Tips

Face Paint Chemical Awareness

As fall comes into full swing, many festivals and pumpkin patches will feature face painting stations for your kids to enjoy. There’s no question about rather or not face painting is fun for everyone but is it safe? Upon taking a closer look at some of the ingredients lurking in the face paint used on […]

By |October 9th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Face Paint Chemical Awareness

Get a Vaccination

Childhood vaccinations have been a hot topic issue lately, but knowing the facts should be your first focus. Many parents are unsure of why vaccinations are so important, how they can affect your child, and how to go about getting their child vaccinated. These are a few of the most important pieces of information you […]

By |September 4th, 2018|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Get a Vaccination

Take your child to get their eyes checked today

Taking your child for regular eye vision testing is important not only for their eye health but for their performance in school as well. Knowing what age to begin taking your child to get eye vision testing, how often to take them, and what that testing includes can be difficult, but it doesn’t have to […]

By |September 4th, 2018|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Take your child to get their eyes checked today

Protect yourself from sunburn this summer!

Be mindful
When it is finally summertime again the first thing everyone wants to do is go out and enjoy the weather! Sometimes we forget to pack sunscreen or think about how long we will be exposed to the suns rays. Did you know getting sunburn twice a summer can increase your chances of getting melanoma […]

By |August 8th, 2018|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Protect yourself from sunburn this summer!

Make sure to get your back to school physicals!

Why are physicals important?
Have you ever thought about why physicals are even necessary every year for your child? The
truth is they are! Children & Teens go through a lot of changes each year as they grow and
develop. A physical is a checkup that makes sure your kids are developing normally. Physicals
catch any health complications that […]

By |August 1st, 2018|Blog, News & Updates, Occupational Health|Comments Off on Make sure to get your back to school physicals!

Can’t Quit Coughing?

The weather’s cold, the days are short, and the cold and flu viruses are running rampant. It’s likely that sometime this season, you’ll find yourself with a bit of a cough. Coughing is the body’s way of trying to clear your airways. It’s a natural occurrence and is rarely the sign of anything serious. The […]

By |February 21st, 2018|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Can’t Quit Coughing?

Are Extra Pounds Weighing Down Your Immune System?

It probably comes as no surprise that losing weight and getting healthy is high on the list when it comes to New Year’s resolutions. And like so many promises we make to ourselves, it’s usually easier said than done. At AFC Urgent Care Swampscott, we see the effects of obesity every day. High blood pressure, […]

By |January 26th, 2018|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Are Extra Pounds Weighing Down Your Immune System?

Beware of Cough Medicine

Giving your child cough medicine seems like a natural and smart decision, and it is. You hear your little one coughing like they have the plague, and so you grab whatever you can find in the cabinet, whip out a spoon and tell your child to open wide. But be careful — you might be […]

By |January 26th, 2018|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Beware of Cough Medicine

Stop the Flu in its Tracks

‘Tis the season . . . don’t worry: we know that the holidays have passed, but flu season is still in full swing! In fact, it is reported that during in the 2017-2018 season flu activity has been greater than in prior years. That’s why it’s critical for people to be on the lookout for flu signs […]

By |January 26th, 2018|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Stop the Flu in its Tracks
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