It is October & it is not only the time of year for frights & candy but also its the time of the year when people get sick! Urgent Cares always spike from September to December because of Flu season & the changes in weather. If you are feeling under the weather we want to […]
AFF Urgent Care Dedham would like to wish you all a Happy Halloween & wants everyone to get in the spooky spirit. Wearing scary costumes, eating candy & carving pumpkins is all part of this holiday. However, did you know that hundreds of kids go to Urgent Cares every year for pumpkin carving related injuries? We […]
Back to school time brings many worries for parents, but parents in low-income areas may have even more things on their mind. Low-income schools often suffer from poor sanitation techniques that may result in dangerous conditions for the children. Many of these children may not realize how unsanitary the requirements are and they may not […]
As a school administrator, it’s your first priority to make schools as safe as possible for your faculty and students. It can be hard to keep up on safety and security procedures, especially in larger schools, but there are some easy to implement tips you can use to make your school safer this year. Let’s […]
Sunburn & sunblock
This summer is known for beach time, water parks, tanning & unfortunately sunburn! We should know to always apply sunblock when you are going to be outside for a while. Sunburn occurs when we are exposed to the suns rays for a long period of time. The suns rays are composed of UV light (UVA&UVB), […]
Would you let your child in a car with no seat belt? Ride a bike with no helmet? These answers may be obvious because these things protect our children from harm. A vaccination is a very important way to protect your child from dangerous diseases. Old diseases form the 1800’s haven’t gone away. By Vaccinating your […]
Poison ivy is the most common allergy in the United States, affecting about 50 million people every year. The rash from poison ivy is caused by an allergic reaction to urushiol, an oily substance in the leaves, stems and roots of poison ivy, through direct contact. Urushiol is also found in poison oak and poison […]
Summertimebrings many opportunities for outdoor activities. From camping and hiking to playing tag in the backyard, kids and adults alike can enjoy the warm weather. Make sure your family takes the following precautions to avoid missing outdoor fun due to mosquito and tick bites.
Before you go outside:
Use bug repellent on your skin and clothing.
When the sun is shining, the birds are chirping, and a light breeze is blowing, it is oh-so-tempting to throw open the windows and enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of spring. Maybe you are even itching (pun intended) to roll up your sleeves and tackle some serious spring cleaning. But if you are one […]
The signs of spring are all around; flowers blooming, bees buzzing, noses sneezing, and chests wheezing. Yes indeed, spring can be a beautiful time of the year, but it’s also a peak time for seasonal allergies. According to the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (ACAAI), allergies are a major cause of illness in […]