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  • MERS: Middle East Respiratory Syndrome

    Lately, there has been significant media coverage about a virus called “MERS,” which is an acronym for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome.  Similar in structure to the virus that causes the common cold, MERS is a rare coronavirus that can cause a respiratory illness in humans and animals, but it causes a very severe illness and […]

  • AFC Doctors Express Waltham is a Nationally Registered Medical Examiner

    Beginning on May 21st, physicians who perform DOT physicals must be registered as a registered medical examiner with the Registry of Certified Medical Examiners. The program was set up by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and requires those who require DOT physicals to visit a physician on the registry. AFC Doctors Express Urgent Care […]

  • Spring Break Aftermath: Illness or Injury

    Spring Break is over and there is nothing to do but face those back to school blues.  To make matters worse you may have come back from break with an illness or injury.  Whether you got a food borne illness while away or caught a nasty cold on a plane or train ride back, coming […]

  • Give your Valentine flowers…not an STD

    We know it’s a sensitive topic but, Valentine’s Day may be the perfect day to be reminded that taking care of your sexual health is extremely important – not only for you but also for your partner. Here are some alarming statistics that may hit you harder than cupid’s arrow: There are more than 19 […]

  • Increased Risk of Hepatitis C for People Age 50+

    Hepatitis C is a virus that infects the liver.  It can cause liver disease, liver cancer, and even death if untreated. According to WHO statistics, 3% of the world’s population has been infected with Hepatitis C virus (HCV).  This translates into 170 million chronic carriers of the virus. Statistics show that Baby Boomers (people born […]

  • Winter Olympics 2014

    In a few weeks, millions of people are going to descend upon Sochi, Russia to witness great feats by the world’s best winter athletes. If you are planning on being one of the millions, you should take some precautions before you go. The US State Department issued an alert for those traveling to the Olympics. […]

  • Don’t Let Illness Take the Cheer Out of Your Holidays

    Nothing is worse than getting sick over the holidays… except for getting sick when you’re traveling over the holidays! You’re out of your element, in a strange city, probably sleeping in a strange bed, you’re spreading your germs all over your friends and family members, and no doctor’s office on the planet is open. If […]

  • Student Health Center Alternative

    What options are there for college students who need health care while away at school? The student health center is always a great option, but likely has limited hours and resources. Going to the ER is time-consuming and expensive and often not the right level of care for every day aches, pains, or ailments. An emergency room […]

  • Bee Stings and Insect Bites

    As we enter the warmer months and engage in more outdoor activities, insect bites and stings of various sorts will become more prevalent. Most reactions are localized, and consist of redness, swelling, pain, and/or itching at the site. If there is a stinger present it should be removed, if possible, in an urgent care setting. […]

  • Urgent Care vs Emergency Care

    When you’re injured or not feeling well, it’s hard to determine if your condition is appropriate for the Emergency Room or if you should go to your local Urgent Care. If your ailment is a potentially life-threatening situation, such as chest pain, severe shortness of breath, major head trauma, or a sudden and severe pain, […]

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