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Strep Throat vs Mono

Strep throat and mono can share many of the same symptoms, but their treatment options are very different. Both illnesses can have you feeling exhausted and desperate for treatment. Visit AFC Urgent Care New Bedford for both illnesses. We provide testing for both mono and strep throat and can prescribe the best treatment options to …

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Top 5 Respiratory Illnesses

Upper and lower respiratory illnesses are very common in the colder months, as people spend more time inside. These contagious illnesses have various symptoms, but any time you are not feeling well, visit AFC Urgent Care New Bedford. Our physicians can treat all illnesses that are not life-threatening.  Pertussis Pertussis, also known as Whooping Cough, is …

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Tips for Combating Seasonal Depression

Seasonal Depression If you feel sad, gloomy, or experience mood swings when the weather shifts and the days become shorter, you probably have SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder). Even a slight change in the season, primarily winters, can trigger a form of depression.  While experts are still not certain of the main causes of SAD, many …

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What are the Benefits of Walking Everyday?

Fitness gurus and health experts alike tout the benefits of daily exercise. Intense workouts and specialized training regimes are at the center of these debates, but walking rarely gets its share of attention. So if you are thinking about walking daily, this is the time to stop thinking and leave your couch right now. Walking …

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Holiday Safety Tips in 2020

Safety during the holiday season is an essential focus. There are many things that could end in disaster if the proper precautions are not taken. Christmas tree fires happen every year and can result in thousands of dollars of damage. It is more likely for someone to accidentally burn themselves while cooking or on decorations …

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How is Norovirus Spread?

Norovirus is an extremely contagious illness that is most common in the Winter season. It is the most common cause of gastroenteritis and can cause 21 million cases every year on average in the United States. With COVID on the rise, the thought of another contagious illness can make anyone worry. AFC Urgent Care New …

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How to Self-Assess Illnesses during Flu Season

The common cold, seasonal allergies, the flu, and now, COVID-19 all share similar symptoms. It is extremely important to understand the differences between them all for your safety and the safety of those around you. With the uncertainty of COVID-19 and the risk of potential hospitalization, it is important to get tested after initial exposure. …

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Safety Tips to Prevent COVID-19 as You Return to Work

The workplace has looked different for most people this year. Rather than sitting in the office, you’ve likely been sitting at home either telecommuting or not working at all. As the number of COVID-19 cases continues to slow, many employers are reopening their doors and allowing employees to return to work. Returning to work is …

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Symptoms of Norovirus

Noroviruses are believed to be the leading cause of all non-bacterial outbreaks of gastroenteritis. Noroviruses occur in the feces and vomit of infected people and animals. The infection is spread through food, water, or ingesting germs from touching others or touching surfaces that an infected person has touched. Symptoms of the norovirus are typically only …

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