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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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Staying Prepared During the 2020 Flu Season and COVID-19

Fall and winter tend to be stressful times, but 2020 has made that truer than ever! COVID-19 has changed nearly every aspect of daily lives across the country (and the globe!) and that won’t be stopping anytime soon. In addition to battling COVID-19 this winter, flu season is officially in full swing. The best way …

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Important Facts About COVID-19 Diagnostic and Antibody Testing

COVID-19 testing has been a popular topic of discussion in recent months and the accessibility of testing has improved greatly. While it’s a great thing that more people can get tested, it’s also brought along tons of questions from those wondering fi they need to be tested or not. To make things even more confusing, …

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Treating Norovirus: How to Feel Better When You’re Sick

Unfortunately, there is not a specific therapy for treating norovirus gastroenteritis – so any treatment tips are primarily geared towards preventing dehydration, providing symptom control, and trying to increase comfort until the symptoms ease up or cease. Try a B.R.A.T. diet. Some people think that fasting will help speed up the recovery from norovirus. Unfortunately, …

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