Doctors Express News

Doctors Express News

  • Lyme Disease: causes, symptoms, and prevention

    Lyme Disease is a type of bacterial infection that is transmitted through the bite of a deer tick. The disease was discovered in children back in the mid-1970s and was originally mistaken for juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. While it might look like a skin infection, Lyme Disease can actually lead to arthritis and can also spread to the heart, brain […]

  • Poison Ivy, Oak, and Sumac

    If you spend time in the outdoors, you are susceptible to poison ivy, oak, and sumac. The oil found in these plants causes an itchy, blistering rash to form on the skin 12 to 72 hours after you come in contact with it. The rash is not contagious and may appear to spread but this […]

  • Conjunctivitis, Pink Eye & Eye Infections

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), conjunctivitis – or pink eye – is one of the most common eye conditions found in both children and adults. It’s also an eye infection that’s easily treatable and often best done in a walk-in urgent care center. Here’s a closer look at conjunctivitis, how it […]

  • Coughs

    Many episodes of cough are benign, short-lived, and self-resolving….so how do you know when the time is right to go and get evaluated by a doctor?  And where do you go? Ideally, when we are ill, we are able to see our primary care physicians for assessment and treatment.  When possible, it is always advisable […]

  • Camp/School/Sports Physicals and Immunizations

    Although it seems like school just ended and summer just started, it’s already time to think about your child’s medical requirements for Back-to-School in the fall. Does your child need a school or sports physical examination? Are they up to date on the immunizations/vaccinations required by the MA Department of Public Health? Before your summer […]

  • Swimmer’s Ear, Ear Infection & Ear Pain

    Swimmer’s Ear (Otitis Externa) is an infection of the external auditory canal.  It is often related to swimming, but not always.  It can be caused by scratching the ear or by aggressive cleaning.  A person may feel ear pain, swelling, blockage, itching or discharge.  Rubbing, inserting Q-tips, or getting it wet in a pool or […]

  • Doctors Express at the 2013 Waltham Riverfest

    Doctors Express Waltham Urgent Care will be participating at the 5th Annual Waltham Riverfest this Saturday, June 15th. Come out to Moody Street and enjoy food, crafts, live music, and various family activities. Vendors will be set up on the Moody Street bridge from 11am to 4pm. Come by and say hello! Doctors Express is […]

  • Doctors Express at the 6th Annual Tailgate Trot in Waltham, MA

    As the premiere sponsor of the Race Around Waltham Series (RAW), Doctors Express Waltham Urgent Care is looking forward to the 6th Annual Tailgate Trot, the 5th race in the series, on Saturday, June 8th. The TailgateTrot is a 4 mile road race to celebrate the life of Michael A. Martin  and to support the Alzheimer’s […]

  • Doctors Express at the 2013 Boston Health & Fitness Expo

    The 2013 Health and Fitness Expo is a free-to-the-public community health event at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston on June 22-23 from 10am to 5pm. The event attracts more than 60,000 people from the Greater Boston region. Various health and wellness vendors will offer free health screenings, demonstrations, and giveaways. There will also be […]

  • Heat-Related Illness and Sun Exposure

    With the arrival of hot weather there is also the potential of heat-related illness. There is a wide range of potential problems, including muscle cramps, swelling of hand and feet, dehydration, fainting, and full blown heat stroke. These problems can affect people of all ages, and those who are otherwise in excellent health, although individuals […]