Jeff Pucko

Sports Injuries 102: How to Provide First-Aid for Injuries

As we mentioned in our last blog, sports injuries are highly preventable even though they happen to millions of adolescents and student-athletes each year. While most parents, coaches, and athletic trainers can prevent sports injuries, it is important to know when to perform first-aid for athletes. The benefits of fast and immediate first-aid for sports …

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How Patients Can Prevent and Manage their Asthma

If you currently have asthma and struggle with managing your symptoms, or a potential asthma attack, then you are not alone. The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of American found that over 26 million Americans have asthma, which equals 8.3 percent of all adults and 8.3 percent of all children in the United States. Whether you …

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Sports Injuries 101: How to prevent injuries

Sports injuries are extremely common at all levels of competition including youth league, high school, and professional sports. Because of the prevalence of these injuries, it is important to know how to prevent any possible injuries before they happen. Thankfully, parents and student athletes can work together on preventing sports regardless of the sport they …

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Mass. Public Health Updates to Keep Aware of: Feb. 2019

At AFC Stoneham, we strive to do everything in our power to keep you and your family healthy and safe. Besides providing high-quality and affordable urgent care services, we also are here to educate you on the latest public health updates happening across Massachusetts. The winter in Massachusetts has become increasingly flu-heavy as flu cases …

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Keep your Heart Health in Check for American Heart Month!

February is American Heart Health Month and is the perfect time for friends, family, medical communities, and other groups to promote awareness of cardiac health risks, including heart disease. According to the CDC, nearly one in three Americans has high blood cholesterol that increases their risk of developing chronic heart disease later on in life. …

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The Best Ways to Avoid Wintertime Illnesses

It’s no secret that people seem to get sick more frequently during the winter months. The flu, of course, is one ailment everyone actively tries to avoid, but there are many other viruses and bacterial infections that run rampant when it’s cold outside as well. As you continue reading this guide, you will discover some …

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Understanding Who Should Get the Flu Shot

While many people get the flu shot religiously every year, some do not understand the importance of getting this particular vaccination. Flu shots, however, are an excellent way to keep your entire family healthy throughout the winter season, when influenza is at its height. As you read this handy guide, you will learn more about …

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Tips for Christmas Cooking Safety

Christmas is the largest family meal of the year besides Thanksgiving, which means cooking for large groups at a time. When preparing in such large volumes, it isn’t uncommon for injuries in the kitchen to occur. Emergency room medical providers see an influx of injuries each year around the holidays, but there are some simple …

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How to Get Rid of a Head Cold

Oh, your aching head! Feeling stuffed up?  Suffering from a head cold can feel unbearable.  When you have a head cold, the membranes lining your nasal passages become swollen and produce excess mucus to flush out the cause of the irritation.  Some symptoms that accompany your head cold can include a headache/pain in your forehead, …

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