What Are the Side Effects of Truvada?

What Are the Side Effects of Truvada for PrEP®? Truvada for PrEP® (pre-exposure prophylaxis) is a groundbreaking preventive treatment that, when taken every day and combined with safe sex practices, can help reduce the risk of acquiring HIV-1. However, as with most all other medications, there are a few potential [...]

The Top 3 Most Common STDs in the U.S.

What Are the Top 3 Most Common STDs in the U.S.? A sexually transmitted disease (STD), also referred to as a sexually transmitted infection (STI), is an infection that can spread from one person to another during vaginal, anal, or oral sex. STDs are on the rise in the United [...]

What is Occupational Medicine?

What is Occupational Medicine? Occupational medicine is a medical specialty that is devoted to the prevention and treatment of non-life-threatening workplace injuries and illnesses. By partnering with an occupational medicine provider, a business owner can help create a healthy and productive workplace by ensuring his or her employees have easy [...]

STD Symptoms in Men

What Are the Most Common STD Symptoms in Men? Affinity Urgent Care offers testing for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) to men and women on a walk-in basis at our fully equipped centers in La Marque, Galveston, and Alvin, Texas. Men who are sexually active or who are experiencing any of [...]

What is Truvada?

What is Truvada? Truvada for PrEP® (pre-exposure prophylaxis) is an exciting breakthrough in HIV-1 prevention. This first-of-its-kind, FDA-approved prescription medication can help reduce your risk of HIV-1 infection from sexual contact when taken daily and combined with safe sex practices. With Truvada, you’ll be able to worry less and enjoy [...]

What Are the Most Common STD Symptoms?

What Are the Most Common STD Symptoms? One of the most common sexually transmitted disease (STD) symptoms is no symptoms at all. It’s true! Some STDs—also referred to as sexually transmitted infections (STIs)—do not cause obvious symptoms in their initial stages or ever. That’s why it’s so important to receive [...]

Back to School: Be Smart When It Comes To Backpacks!

Backpack Strategies for Parents and Students Aching backs and shoulders? Tingling arms? Weakened muscles? Stooped posture? Does your child have these symptoms after wearing a heavy school backpack? Carrying too much weight in a pack or wearing it the wrong way can lead to pain and strain. Parents can take [...]

Help Prevent Obesity and Support Healthy Growth in Children

September is National Childhood Obesity Month Learn ways to promote healthy growth in children and prevent obesity. About 1 in 5 (19%) children in the United States has obesity. Certain groups of children are more affected than others. National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month provides a chance for all of us to learn [...]

Think it’s too late to “re-invent” yourself? Think again.

September is Healthy Aging® Month -- Official News Release from Healthy Aging® Think it’s too late to “re-invent” yourself? Think again. According to Carolyn Worthington, publisher of Healthy Aging® Magazine and the Healthy Aging® multi-media platform, it’s never too late to find a new career, a new sport, passion or [...]

It’s National Immunization Awareness Month! Is Your Family Up to Date on Vaccines?

 As your children head back to school this fall, make sure vaccination is at the top of your checklist.   August is also a key time to make sure you are up to date on all the vaccines you need to stay healthy. Use CDC’s adult vaccine assessment tool to [...]