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Common Reasons to Visit an Urgent Care During the Winter

Certain illnesses and injuries can be diagnosed and treated at an urgent care. If you are experiencing an emergency that is not life-threatening, an urgent care can be more convenient and more affordable than the emergency room. Learn more here for help differentiating between urgent care services and emergency room services. AFC Urgent Care Dedham can treat …

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What causes pneumonia?

Pneumonia is a disease in your lungs caused by either bacteria, a virus, or fungi. This then causes inflammation in the lungs, which makes it difficult to breathe. Pneumonia is categorized based on the type and how it was contracted. The flu is one of the causes of pneumonia, as it is typically a complication. …

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Holiday Cooking Safety for 2020

The holidays are a happy season meant for spending time with family and loved ones. There can be a lot happening at once, so it is easy to become stressed or distracted by potential dangers. Many things could happen during the holidays, including fires, injury while cooking, or accidental food poisoning. Knowing basic first aid can help …

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Should I Get a Flu Shot?

There is never a bad time to get a flu shot. With flu season quickly approaching, and the dangers of a second wave of COVID-19, the best time to get a flu shot is as soon as possible. Flu season falls between the fall and winter months, so it is recommended to have your flu …

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How to Stay Safe when Traveling for the Holidays

Don’t let yourself or your family become sick with COVID-19 this holiday season. The best way to stay safe is by maintaining social distancing while wearing a mask that covers your mouth and nose. It is also helpful to get tested before and after traveling, to decrease the chance of spread. Knowing information on how …

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How to Celebrate Halloween Safely During COVID-19

This Halloween, most of the activities you may be used to are not going to be plausible due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. In order to still be able to celebrate the holiday safely, there are many alternative activities you can participate in with minimal risk of exposure to COVID-19. Some suggestions may include: Low-Risk …

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Should I Be Preparing for a Second Wave of COVID-19?

In light of the current COVID-19 pandemic and the effect that it’s having across communities, it’s terrifying to think of a second wave. The novel coronavirus is still being studied, evolving, and appears to be unpredictable. COVID-19 is experienced differently across different regions of the country and at different times. It’s possible for a second …

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What is the Difference Between COVID-19 Diagnostic Testing and Antibody Testing? 

COVID-19 testing is something that has been a hot topic of discussion since the virus made its way into the United States, with many questions about the different types of testing and when to get tested. AFC Urgent Care Dedham offers COVID-19 diagnostic swab testing as well as antibody testing seven days a week, with …

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Frequently Asked Questions About Coronavirus

If you have watched the news, read a newspaper or spent time online in recent weeks, you’ve probably seen mentions of COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus. The virus, which originated in Wuhan, China, is quickly spreading globally with 112,000 reported cases in the state of Massachusetts as of July 13, 2020. Because not much …

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