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How to Motivate Yourself into Healthy Eating Habits

Eating healthier is something most of us probably should do, but actually doing it is no easy task. With temptation around every corner, it’s easy to lose sight of your goal and slip back into unhealthy habits. Motivate yourself that outweighs the temptation. Of course, no one form of motivation will be the right fit …

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Beginner Fitness Tips to Help Kickstart a Healthy Lifestyle

Making the decision to get healthy is intimidating. You’re probably overwhelmed with questions and uncertainty but getting healthy is easier than you think! Kick-starting your healthy lifestyle involves starting new healthy habits, and before you know it, you’ll be losing all the old unhealthy ones too. Check out this list of fitness tips that will …

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How to Prepare for Immigration Physicals

Becoming a United States resident, and potentially a full citizen, is an exciting time for anyone trying to live in the US. However, there is a significant amount of legal groundwork to begin and complete the proccess. A large part of that legal ground work includes immigration physicals that help evaluate if they any incoming …

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Travel Vaccination Preparation for Your Family

Travel vaccinations are an important part of making sure that you are safe and healthy whenever you go on specific international trips.  However, many patients and their families don’t fully understand why travel vaccines are necessary, the diseases they protect from, and the process on how to get an updated travel vaccine. Thankfully, we’re here …

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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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