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Flu Symptoms in Children

Influenza, or what we commonly refer to as the flu, is a highly contagious and viral infection. It attacks the lungs and air passages and produces cough, body ache, and high fever. Generally, winters are when this viral infection is the most rampant, and children are especially susceptible to it. In most cases, children do …

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What to Know About the New Variants of COVID

With talk of variants of the COVID-19 virus, it can bring a lot of speculation to unknown information. There is still unknown information around COVID for scientists, but there are some facts we do know. If you think you have COVID or have been exposed to someone with COVID, get tested with AFC Urgent Care Worcester today.  …

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Symptoms of Thyroid Disease in Women

Your bodies depend on some crucial hormones, which help with functions like burning calories, controlling the heartbeat, etc. An underactive thyroid or hypothyroidism, common among women, means that their body doesn’t produce sufficient amounts of those important hormones. Two of your body’s vital functions, including the heart rate and the body temperature, depend largely on …

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Everything you Need to Know about Glaucoma

Your good vision depends largely on the health of the optic nerve. Glaucoma is a condition wherein your optic nerve suffers damage, generally due to the extraordinarily high pressure in your eye.  One of the leading causes of blindness, Glaucoma, can occur at any age, but you will find it most prevalent among the sixty-year-olds …

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How to Avoid Winter Dry Skin

Dry skin is no fun, and in the cold months, it typically gets worse. Humidity is low in Winter, and the moisture in the air is what helps keep your skin from drying out. At AFC Urgent Care Worcester, we are here to provide you with all the information you need to feel comfortable this season. These …

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Common Winter Illnesses in Kids

There are a few illnesses that are common among children in the Winter. Adults can catch them too, but the symptoms are usually very different. With the second wave of COVID happening, it’s important to keep your children safe from other preventable diseases. If you or a loved one feels under the weather this season, …

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How to tell the difference between COVID-19 and the flu

With flu season among us, it can be hard to make the distinction between COVID-19 and the flu. Many of the symptoms are similar between the two, and understanding the differences could end up saving a life. COVID-19 is highly contagious in comparison to the flu, and with no vaccine, it’s important to take the …

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How to Deal with Asthma Attacks

Asthma is the most common respiratory illness today in the U.S., where the symptoms and treatment should be taken seriously. Knowing if your asthma attack is minor or severe will determine how to deal with the asthma attack. Severe cases can be life-threatening. Read on to find out more on how to deal with asthma attacks, and …

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