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 [...]

Who should have the well woman exam?

It is important that you have exams regularly so that any problems you may have can be treated early, when they are easier to cure and have caused less damage. If you are sexually active or over the age of 18, you should have a well woman exam once every [...]

Now offering Well Woman exams

This exam is offered to women or female-identified individuals to discuss health history and reproductive health care needs, and may include a physical exam Weight and blood pressure check, clinical breast exam, optional pelvic exam and various tests for sexually transmitted infections.  Women 21 and over will be offered a [...]

A cold or seasonal allergies?

The leaves are gold, red and orange, the weather has turned cooler- and, as if on cue, your nose starts to run, your eyes are puffy and watery, and you suddenly sneeze several times. Is is a cold- or do you have a fall (or seasonal) allergy? Affinity Urgent Care [...]