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What Should I Know About My Blood Pressure?

Blood pressure is an important measure to determine if you are at risk for a serious medical condition or a chronic disease. To ensure you are up-to-date on your health risks it is important to get routine blood pressure screenings.  A chronic disease is any long-term medical condition that decreases your overall health. Diabetes, heart …

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How Workplace Flu Clinics Save Time & Money for Busineses, Employees

Flu season is right on the verge of peaking this season. The leaves are changing colors, pumpkin and apple picking is taking up weekend blocks, and families everywhere are ready to enjoy the fall festivities. But without a seasonal flu shot, patients may be too sick to partake in all the wonderful activities of the …

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Influenza Safety Updates in Massachusetts

In Massachusetts, patients always need an updated flu virus since the state is densely populated, the weather is prime for the flu to spread, and because the flu can spread statewide pretty quickly!  The good news for patients is that AFC Urgent Care Beverly has seasonal flu shots so you can get your vaccination ASAP! …

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What should Massachusetts residents know about EEE this year?

This year, Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) cases have steadily risen as more and more patients become infected with the virus. However, there are a few updates that can help protect families and Mass. residents from coming into contact with the virus.  EEE is an especially rare disease but has spiked across major counties in the …

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What are the benefits of an early flu shot this season?

An early flu shot is one of the most effective ways year after year to protect you and your family from the latest strain of influenza. However, many patients still choose to wait for their flu shot or elect not to get the vaccine at all.  Without a flu shot, patients are more likely to …

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How Children Benefit From Sports Physicals for Recreational Activities

Children of all ages are required to get an updated sport physical in order to participate in new physical activities for the upcoming year/season. These include school-sanctioned sports, recreational groups, and other types of athletic activities.  Parents need to take their child to the appropriate medical provider in order to get their child enrolled in …

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End of Summer Appointments for You and Your Family

Summertime is almost over which means you’ll want to make sure that you and your family are healthy and ready to take on the upcoming autumn season. Fall is a wonderful time of the year to enjoy the brisk outdoors as the school year starts.  However, many families and patients could get sick if they …

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Tick Bite Prevention and Safety

Ticks are a small and dangerous pest found outdoors. Many people assume they’re more of a nuisance than a danger, but that isn’t the case. This is because ticks are the primary carriers of Lyme disease as well as Rocky Mountain spotted fever. Rather you’re planning for a weekend of camping or just enjoy spending …

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Public Health Travel Updates: Measles, Infectious Disease Updates Before You Travel

Traveling to another country is an exciting experience. An international trip is a new opportunity to meet many new people, experience a new culture, and make memories that last a lifetime. Traveling is also a time when many people come into contact with diseases that they aren’t exposed to at home. Knowing what diseases have …

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