Month: April 2016

It's Time to Get Your Child Their Physical for Summer Camp!

In the mind of children, the idea of summer elicits emotions of joy, leisure, and never-ending freedom. For millions of kids, these feelings are captured each year by summer camp. Whether it be day camp or overnight camp, the start of camp marks a whole new set of adventures, friendships, and valuable life lessons. Due …

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Staying Safe Outdoors

Now that spring is in full swing, you and your family will likely be spending more time outside taking part in activities and enjoying the beautiful weather. However, there are some dangers unique to the outdoors that you should be aware of, to keep your family healthy all season. Here at AFC Urgent Care Methuen, …

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April is Alcohol Awareness Month

Alcohol is one of the most popular addictive drugs on the planet, but it’s one that people still haven’t quite learned how to use safely. Every year, more than 2.6 million Americans are hospitalized due to complications or injuries related to alcohol. April is Alcohol Awareness Month, so to help bring attention to this issue …

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5 Foods That Help Fight Stress

April marks National Stress Awareness Month. The goal of this initiative is to educate people about the perils of stress and to enlighten people about different practices that may help alleviate stress. Stress often derives from the workplace or classroom for many people, as they may be overworked or underpaid. While solutions for these issues are …

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Why Your Child Should Get a Sports Physical Every Year

It’s early spring, which means it’s time for all young athletes to get ready to join their teams to compete in the spring, summer or fall. According to a report Sports and Fitness Industry Association, about 21.47 million children in the United States participate in organized sports, which comes to about 75 percent of boys and …

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The Healthiest Foods on Earth

Advertisers will tell you “superfoods” will prevent every disease, illness, and affliction known to mankind, when in reality, it’s all an over-exaggeration. However, there are certain foods that are considerably healthier than others. What establishes these foods above the rest is that they’re all extremely nutrient-rich, which legitimately does help prevent a number of different illnesses. …

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April is Medication Safety Month

Medicine is probably one of mankind’s biggest accomplishments. It can be listed up there with farming, electricity and the microchip as one of the advances that fundamentally changed how people lived, mainly because it gave us power over our own bodies that we had never had before. It might seem counterintuitive to think that medications …

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