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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STD Testing FAQ

STD testing is an important health topic that everyone should know about before becoming sexually active. Unfortunately, that isn’t always how it works out. If you’re one of the many people with questions about STD testing, we have the answers to put your mind at ease!  What is STD Testing? STD testing is a test …

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How Can I Quit Smoking to Improve My Heart Health?

Did you know? Heart disease is the leading cause of death among Americans of both genders. Smoking is one major risk factor for heart disease—and it’s a risk factor that’s entirely preventable. Our team at AFC Urgent Care Dedham wants to share some insight about why smoking is so hazardous to your heart and how …

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