Jeff Pucko

What Parents Need to Know About Hand, Foot & Mouth Disease

As your child explores and learns more about their surroundings, certain ailments are bound to occur. Rashes are common among children, but can have side effects or be contagious. If a suspicious-looking rash is creeping up your child’s hand and feet and appearing around their mouth, they may have hand, foot and mouth disease. Most …

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How Can I Tell if I am Having an Allergic Reaction?

With nicer weather comes heightened risk of allergy symptoms and reactions, especially as you begin to spend more time outdoors. Certain allergens, especially pollen, can trigger symptoms almost instantaneously and cause discomfort. If you begin to exhibit symptoms, visit AFC Urgent Care New Bedford for immediate treatment. Symptoms of an Allergic Reaction You’ll notice an …

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How to Manage and Prevent Opioid Dependency

Opioid addiction has become an epidemic in this country. From prescription pain-killers to illegal substances, including heroin, the number of addicts continues to grow. Over 2.5 million Americans are currently suffering. While there is no simple cure to opioid dependency, there are steps that can be taken towards preventing and managing the addiction. Opioid Abuse …

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How to Start an Occupational Medicine Program

Occupational medicine programs are one of the most effective ways to maintain healthy and happy employees. Not only does it keep your employees healthy, but it works to protect you from employee shortages and potential worker’s compensation claims from sick or injured employees. While occupational medicine could be a great addition to any workplace, learning …

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Is Vaping Safe?

Chances are, you or someone you know is a vape user. The new smokeless tobacco product has rapidly grown in popularity in recent years, now with more users than ever before. Vape products market themselves as being a safe alternative to smoking. While vaping may be more reliable than traditional cigarettes, many people are left …

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3 Tips for A Healthy 2019

With the new year in full swing, you’ve probably been doing some self-reflecting and goal setting. Instead of promising to lose 50 pounds this year or never eat fast food again, we want to help you set goals easily within your reach. These 3 tips can be used this year and for years to come. …

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Seasonal Illness in Winter to Watch Out For (Besides the Flu!)

This time of the year is usually focused on flu prevention since the common virus spreads at peak levels in wintertime. Even though every person should get a flu shot and actively prevent the flu, there is a slew of other seasonal winter illnesses that can make your life extremely difficult. It helps your chances …

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