Month: November 2016

Diabetes Awareness and the Holidays

Diabetes Awareness Month is November There’s a reason November is singled out as Diabetes Awareness Month. We want to increase the link between diabetes awareness and the holidays, as they are often seen as  silent partners in crime. As of 2014 in the U.S alone, the National Diabetes Association statistics found that over 25 million people suffer from diabetes, and it …

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Head Lice: What to Do If Your Child Comes Home From School With It

Your child gets off the bus with her hand in her head, scratching and complaining that she suddenly has bad dandruff. Red flag. If you hear your child say that they feel like they have something moving in their hair or can’t stop scratching their head, get your detective hat on immediately and pull out the magnifying glass because you’re going …

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Knowing the Signs of Concussions

Due to the number of complaints and issues regarding concussion protocol,  2 years ago the NCAA released new safety guidelines on football hitting and concussions, brought on by the news making lawsuits  by some well known professional football players and their loved ones. Perhaps the most memorable case was that of Ohio State football player Kosta Karageorge, who suffered …

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AFC Urgent Care New Bedford Honors Veterans With Free Flu Shot on Veterans Day

  NEW BEDFORD, MA (November 10, 2016) – American Family Care (AFC), the nation’s leading provider of urgent care, accessible primary care, and occupational medicine, announced today it will offer military veterans free flu shots on Veterans Day, Friday, November 11 in their New Bedford AFC Urgent Care Center, located at 119 Coggeshall Street.  The announcement is an extension …

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Bronchitis or Pneumonia: How to Know Which It Is

With cold and flu season approaching, we thought we’d take this opportunity to decipher  whether you are suffering from bronchitis or pneumonia.  Often, the symptoms mimic one another, and it can sometimes be tough to tell which ailment you are suffering from. Bronchitis causes an inflammation of the air passages. There are two types of bronchitis. Acute bronchitis is …

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