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How to Stay Healthy and Exercise as the Seasons Get Colder

Colder weather is upon us and while that brings festive holiday traditions, it also brings a general decline in the health of many people. It’s easy to sue cold weather as an excuse to become sedentary and adopt bad eating habits but staying on track through the winter months is possible and easier than you …

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Hypoallergenic Holiday Recipes and Treats

The holidays are here which means family and friends gathering together with one thing in common: food! The food we share this time of year brings us together, keeps family traditions alive, and makes it feel like a truly festive time of year. For allergy sufferers, many of the traditional holiday recipes aren’t safe for …

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Did You Lose Your Voice?

At first, you might notice a weird, dry cough.  As the coughing continues, you notice a raspiness in your voice.  Then your voice is gone, completely. Laryngitis is the inflammation of your voice box (larynx) that may cause your voice to sound hoarse or raspy.  Besides vocal weakness or loss of voice, you might experience a …

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Why Now Is the Time to Be Thinking About Sports Physicals

If your child plays team sports through their school, you are probably looking forward to cheering them on during their season, and planning out your schedule around their practices. But have you planned for their sports physical yet? The pre-participation sports physical is required almost universally in the United States. Sports physicals help prevent risk …

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Are You Ready For Back To School?

The 2016-2017 school year is quickly approaching, make sure your child is compliant with state-mandated school safety and health requirements. AFC urgent care in Arlington and Watertown can make the return to school and sports easy, by ensuring your child is up to date with routine vaccinations and an annual physical. We can also refill …

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Women’s Checkup Checklist

January is a great month to focus on women’s health. It’s a new year, and time for a new start, health-wise. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention focuses on cervical cancer prevention and raises awareness about the benefits of folic acid to kick off 2015. At AFC , we thought we’d piggyback on those …

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