October is Health Literacy Month

October is Health Literacy Month Since 1999, organizations around the world have been observing October as Health Literacy Month. There is so much misinformation being shared these days, so it's more important than ever to make sure you have the right sources. During Health Literacy Month, we take time to [...]

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

It's National Breast Cancer Awareness Month! Each year in the United States, more than 250,000 women get breast cancer and 42,000 women die from the disease. Most breast cancers are found in women who are 50 years old or older. But, this doesn't mean younger women are immune. Breast cancer [...]

Flu Prevention Tips

Simple & Sensible Flu Prevention Tips Just when you got used to wearing a mask and washing your hands for 20 seconds, here comes flu season and another highly infectious illness to worry about. Much like COVID-19, seasonal influenza (the flu) is passed through respiratory droplets that are produced when [...]

COVID-19 vs. the Flu: How to Tell the Difference

COVID-19 vs. the Flu: How to Tell the Difference Flu season has officially arrived, which means more and more people will be left wondering if their symptoms are the result of seasonal flu or COVID-19. Unfortunately, no internet article can provide a definitive answer—only a medical professional can administer appropriate [...]

It’s National Women’s Health and Fitness Day!

National Women’s Health and Fitness Day This one is for the ladies! It's September 30th, which means National Women’s Health and Fitness Day. It's time to promote the importance of health and fitness for women of every age. And it's a great time to go through your exam checklist. These [...]

September is National Cholesterol Education Month

September is National Cholesterol Education Month More than 102 million adults in the US have received the dreaded diagnosis of high cholesterol. That's why September is National Cholesterol Education Month. It's a great time to learn about how to prevent high cholesterol before it happens. High cholesterol is a risk [...]

Getting Safe Urgent Care During The COVID-19 Pandemic

Getting Safe Urgent Care During The COVID-19 Pandemic   AUGUST 2020 - Don't let the pandemic keep you from seeking the urgent care you need. At Affinity Urgent Care, we're providing tips to keep you safe while visiting our locations.   Here are some things to keep in mind as [...]

Can a UTI Go Away on Its Own?

Can a UTI Go Away on Its Own? A UTI—or urinary tract infection—is a very common bacterial infection that can cause painful and burning urination, a frequent urge to urinate, and overall discomfort. If you’ve ever had a UTI, you know just how unpleasant these infections can be. So, you [...]

What Are the First Signs of an STD?

What Are the First Signs of an STD? The first signs of a sexually transmitted disease (STD or STI) can vary considerably based on the type of infection. In fact, many STDs never cause noticeable symptoms. Because of this, it’s difficult to say what the first signs of an STD [...]

Put Vaccines On Your “To Do” List

  Put Vaccines On Your “To Do” List AUGUST 2020 - It's August! That means the start of National Immunization Awareness Month. It's a month where we at Affinity Urgent Care want to highlight the importance of getting recommended vaccines throughout your life. As your children start school again this [...]