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Differences between COVID and the flu

COVID-19 and the flu share many similarities, but it’s important to understand the key differences between the two with flu season rapidly approaching. Both viruses are highly contagious, and they are spread through respiratory droplets that are inhaled by a nearby person through their nose or mouth. Both viruses are known to have potential complications …

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Reasons Everyone in Your Family Should Get the Flu Shot

Influenza is miserable, no matter how you slice it. Between dealing with a fever, chills, and achy muscles all over your body, it’s enough to drive a person crazy. Fortunately, the flu shot is a relatively effective way of avoiding this annoying ailment that is most prevalent during the winter months. You might be wondering, …

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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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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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