STD Awareness Month: Get Yourself Tested

Since April is STD Awareness Month, we're dedicating this post to giving you the facts.   Three common STDs—chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis—are surging across the United States. That's according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).   Young people are especially hard-hit. The CDC says 15-24-year olds account [...]

Dealing With Those Annoying Spring Allergies

Spring is here! But for some, that means dealing with intense spring allergies.   The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America says over 50-million Americans suffer from allergies each year. They also claim that allergies are the 6th leading cause of chronic illness in the U.S.   Seasonal allergies develop [...]

It’s National Autism Awareness Month!

It's National Autism Awareness Month! This month represents an excellent opportunity to promote autism awareness. Let's look at the facts:  More than 3.5 million Americans live with an autism spectrum disorder. (Buescher et al., 2014)   Prevalence of autism in U.S. children increased by 119.4 percent from 2000 (1 in [...]

Yucky Pink Eye!! Here’s How To Get Rid Of It Fast

Yucky Pink Eye!! Here’s How To Get Rid Of It Fast There are actually a few different causes for pink eye: viral, allergic, and bacterial. Viral Viral pink eye is not treatable but usually goes away within a week or so. Allergic Allergic pink eye is not contagious. You can [...]

Omg! Did I Break My Toe? How To Determine If Your Toe Is Actually Broken

Omg! Did I Break My Toe? Determine If It's Actually A Broken Toe Is there anything worse than stubbing your toe? We've all been there. In that moment of blinding pain, you're sure you've got a broken toe. Watch For Signs If it starts bruising, swelling or becomes discolored, it's [...]

Flu Vs. Cold: What’s The Difference?

Can't tell the difference between the flu and a cold? Don't feel bad. They're both respiratory illnesses, but different viruses cause them. It can be tough to differentiate the two. In fact, you need to get tested within the first few days of illness to know for sure. Generally, though, [...]

Urgent Care Vs. Emergency Care: Which One Do I Need?

Urgent Care Vs. Emergency Care: Which One Do I Need? You don't want to be struggling over the decision of urgent care vs. emergency care in a moment of panic. Frantic decisions can sometimes be the difference between life and death. When a health scare happens, it's good to know [...]

The Room Is Spinning! What Does Dizziness Mean?

Feeling dizzy? Does it get worse when you move your head? It could be vertigo. That's a classic symptom of this particular type of dizziness. When is the last time you drank water? When you're dehydrated, your blood pressure can drop quickly, making you feel woozy. It could also be an [...]

Reduce Sodium for World Salt Awareness Week

Check the label! This year's World Salt Awareness Week (February 29 - March 6) focuses on the need for clear and consistent nutrition labelling so consumers know how much sodium they are consuming each day and can choose foods with lower sodium. Too much sodium increases your blood pressure, a [...]

Affinity announces price cut for all self-pay patients

In our continuing effort to provide you with the highest quality health care at the most affordable prices, Affinity Urgent Care has lowered its per-visit price for self-pay (non-insurance) patients to $95. Affinity is focused on ensuring each and every member of our local community has access to affordable health [...]