Doctors Express News

  • 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, […]
  • Keep Spring Allergies In Check During Severe Season

    While some people are still shoveling snow, many Americans are facing yet another blow from the weather just in time for spring – a sudden explosion of pollen for what’s expected to be a particularly nasty allergy season. March has yet to go out like a lamb, and we at AFC Doctors Express can already […]
  • Common Winter Health Complaints

    February can be a bleak month, filled with gray, dreary days and chilly, blustery nights. While the chill in the air can’t be blamed for bugs going around the office or school, the cold itself can irritate the body, causing minor ailments. Each winter season, doctors here at AFC Doctors Express find more and more […]
  • Common Causes of A Fever

    The normal temperature for a human is maintained at 98.6°F but can fluctuate due to physical activity throughout the day. The definition of fever varies by source but is generally accepted to be a body temperature above 100 degrees. Causes of fever include (but are not limited to): Sore throat/Strep throat Flu/Influenza Pneumonia Urinary Tract […]
  • CDC Says: Flu Reaches Epidemic Level

    The recent and tragic death of a 17 year old teen from Minnesota has many concerned about the flu epidemic currently on rise in the United States. Statistics show that flu activity is high in nearly half the country — 22 states and Puerto Rico, and experts are urging people to take preventive action by […]
  • Common Symptoms of Strep Throat

    Strep throat is an infection in the throat and tonsils that typically require antibiotic treatments. Throat infections – like strep throat – are caused by group A Streptococcus bacteria. This type of bacteria causes extreme discomfort, and is most common in young children. Common symptoms of strep throat include: Sore throat Severe pain when swallowing […]
  • Truth or Fiction: Unmasking Common Winter Health Myths

    “Yes, mom, we heard you! We know it’s cold out there. We’re grabbing our coats right now!” “This scratchy throat and runny nose will definitely get better with some homemade chicken soup.” “Of course we promise to cough into our elbows.” We’ve all heard our mothers’ best remedies and advice for cold and flu season, […]
  • Why You Should See A Board Certified Physician

    AFC Doctors Express Urgent Care centers each have a staff of licensed and board-certified physicians (doctors, nurses and x-ray technicians) who are on-site every day. The team at AFC Doctors Express Waltham can provide walk-in treatments for most non-life threatening injuries and illnesses. We guarantee you will receive the highest quality medical care, offering a […]
  • Affordable Urgent Care Costs vs. Emergency Room

    Millions of Americans are visiting the Emergency Room each year, and the costs of those visits are starting to add up. Urgent Care facilities are 1/5 of the cost of emergency rooms, and can treat most non-life threatening injuries and illnesses. We are a full service walk in clinic, employed with a board certified staff […]
  • What is HEV-68 and should you be worried about it?

    Over the past two weeks, you have likely noticed the media blast regarding patients in the Midwest infected with a virus called HEV-68. “HEV-68” stands for “Human Enteorvirus-68,” and this virus has infected over 1,000 patients in 10 states. HEV-68 was first identified in 1962, and there have been several outbreak clusters since that time. […]
  • Fruits and Vegetables: Which Ones Are Superfoods and Why It Matters!

    An extra 10 pounds, days spent tired and listless or just an overall sense of ickiness is often what makes people take a step back and consider what’s going on health-wise with their bodies. Simple solutions are often the best when it comes to general health, and one thing that tops the list when seeking […]