Smart Foods for a Healthy Brain

Listen to the buzz about foods and dietary supplements and you'll believe they can do everything from sharpen focus and concentration, to enhance memory, attention span, and brain function. But do they really work? There's no denying that as we age chronologically, our body ages right along with us. The [...]

Back to School Health Checklist

To ensure that students of all ages head back to school in the best possible health, the nation's emergency physicians are advising parents and guardians to go through a back-to-school health checklist. "Many emergency physicians are also parents and understand the stresses of getting kids ready for the new school [...]

10 Workplace Safety Tips for 2013

In the past four decades since OSHA’s inception, there has been a dramatic effect on workplace safety. Worker injuries and deaths are down significantly – from approximately 38 worker deaths a day in 1970 to 13 a day in 2011. Safe workplaces don’t happen by accident…They happen when there is [...]

How can heat exhaustion be prevented?

Understanding one's environment is perhaps the most important step in preventing heat-related illness. If possible, strenuous activities should not be performed in excessively hot or humid environments. However, people often have to work in the heat of the day, or indoors in hot situations and need to make the effort [...]

Drug Testing for Expanded Opiates (oxymorphone, oxycodone)

Ever since drug testing became a tool that employers used to screen their new hires, we have seen new trends in drug use. 30 years ago hallucinogens likes LSD and PCP were popular amongst illicit drug users. 10-15 years ago Ecstasy was the new drug that was being abused at [...]

The new Affinity laser

The Harmony Family is the world's most versatile and expandable platform for aesthetic laser and light treatments. Its modular design provides your practice multiple distinct cosmetic solutions all built into one compact unit. With the Harmony Family, you can purchase only the handpieces you require today and add new technologies [...]

Summer is Coming!

Most of us welcome hot weather, but when it’s too hot for too long there are health risks. If a heatwave hits this summer, make sure the hot weather doesn't harm you or anyone you know. “In the 2003 heatwave there were 2,000 to 3,000 excess deaths (more than usual) [...]

Open in Galveston today

Affinity Urgent Care centers are proud to announce our newest addition to our family: Affinity Galveston! Located: 2808 61st Street, Suite 200 Galveston, TX 77551 (409) 497-2801 Stop by and visit us if you're in the neighborhood!

You’re Invited to Spend Less Time in Front of the TV

Spending less time in front of the television and computer can mean more engaging family time, more fun, and healthier kids. Who: The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), a group of more than 60,000 pediatricians who are committed to the well-being of children. What: The AAP recommends that children over [...]

Three Tips for Overcoming Spring Allergies in Houston

April showers bring May flowers, and also sneezes. With spring arriving here are three tips from Better Health that can help defeat, or at least minimize, seasonal allergies. Put those shades on when you’re outdoors. Sunglasses protect your eyes against more than just the sun. They’ll keep dust and other [...]