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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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How to Build an Occupational Medicine Program

Businesses both large and small need to ultimately need occupational health and medicine programs to protect their employees. However, creating a new occupational medicine requires some key decision-making from business leaders. In a nutshell, occupational medicine programs are treatment plans designed to help address employees’ work-related injuries or illnesses. A physician requires special training in …

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The main differences between Urgent Care and Retail Clinics

When it comes to healthcare access and providers, patients now have a variety of options of healthcare whether it be urgent care or a retail clinic. However, patients need to understand that these healthcare facilities may be extremely different in terms of what they offer patients and their ability to deliver comprehensive care. So what …

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Travel Hygiene Tips for the Holidays

The holiday months are upon us. That means traveling for family gatherings, getaways, and then going back home again. Travel comes with a set of hygiene challenges you’ve likely never faced before and learning how to overcome them and be a challenge, but we’re here to help! Holiday Hand Hygiene Holiday time just so happens …

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Turkey Cooking Safety

Cooking the turkey is one of the most critical jobs on Thanksgiving Day, but it’s also one of the most dangerous. Each year food-borne illnesses run rampant through the country around this time of year thanks to poultry being improperly cooked and handled. This year, the CDC has seen a strain of salmonella spreading around …

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