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Month: August 2016

Brain Food: Do Certain Foods Actually Help Your Child Do Better in School?

As a parent, you want your child to do well in school. The best way to ensure their success is to give them the tools and the fuel they need to do well, both in the classroom and in life. We’ve got you covered there, with our blog last week on back-to-school health kits, and …

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Immigration Physicals in Edison, NJ

At AFC Urgent Care South Plainfield, our medical director, Dr. Browne, has been appointed by the US Citizens and Immigration Services (USCIS) as a Civil Surgeon. This designation allows Dr. Browne to perform immigration physicals, which are required for anyone applying for citizenship, permanent residence, or a green card. Immigration physicals may only be performed by a …

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Back to School: Are Your Kids Getting Enough Sleep?

Nighttime fireworks shows, long stays at summer camp, family vacations and the late sunsets of summertime are some of the many joys your child may have experienced during their summer vacation. But getting to take part in these fun-filled moments over the past few months may also mean your child was allowed to have some …

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It’s Time for Your Back-to-School Immunizations

Vaccinations are one of the biggest public health innovations in history. Because of the myriad vaccines we have available, we have completely or nearly eliminated several devastating diseases, saving countless lives in the process. Diseases like measles, mumps, whooping cough and chickenpox can be debilitating, or even fatal. In order to keep your children — …

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Why Now Is the Time to Be Thinking About Sports Physicals

If your child plays team sports through their school, you are probably looking forward to cheering them on during their season, and planning out your schedule around their practices. But have you planned for their sports physical yet? The pre-participation sports physical is required almost universally in the United States. Sports physicals help prevent risk …

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