5 Things You Should Know About Sports & Concussions

It used to be called “getting your bell rung,” and when it happened, athletes of all ages were encouraged to just “shake it off.” Today, we understand that concussions can be serious, but do you know what a concussion looks like? Do you know what to do if your young [...]

5 Weight Loss Roadblocks

Think you’re doing everything right with your diet, but still not dropping any pounds? One of the dieting obstacles below might be to blame. Avoid these five weight-loss roadblocks on the path to a healthier you: Stress: When you’re stressed out, your body releases a hormone that causes you to [...]

FDA approves new weight-loss drug

For the first time in over 10 years, the FDA has approved a weight loss drug. The newest drug is called Belviq (lorcaserin hydrochloride) while Qnexa (phentermine and topiramate) is still under review by the FDA. Read more to find out who can take Belviq, how it works and about [...]

Opening Monday, July 16th

Well, Texas city and La Marque, the time has come for better healthcare. We are officially opening on July 16th! For those that don't know. Affinity Urgent Care provides the best in Urgent Care, Family Practice ( Yep, we can be your family doctor), and Occupational medicine. We have been [...]

Challenge Yourself: Pregnancy Quiz

You think you know what mental illness looks like? Take this quiz and find out! http://www.besmartbewell.com/spotlight-newsletter/healthy-start/pregnancy-quiz.htm

The Challenge of Early Onset Symptoms of Mesothelioma

On average, mesothelioma patients aren’t diagnosed until several months after they begin exhibiting symptoms of the disease. The first few months of their illness are typically asymptomatic. Furthermore, these symptoms are vague and mild, making it challenging to diagnose mesothelioma in its earlier stages. Most patients are not diagnosed until [...]

Urgent Care Center provide excellent care at practical prices

Waiting in the emergency room isn’t always easy or pleasant. Most often it’s very time-consuming; waiting rooms can make anyone feel uncomfortable. Visiting an urgent care center like Affinity Urgent Care may be a better option. Urgent care centers often operate on a more timely basis and can provide many [...]

Outdoor Exercise

Ready to move your exercise routine outdoors? As the temperature climbs, so does your risk of suffering from a heat-related illness. Review the list below to stay safe as the mercury rises: Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water the day before, the day of, and after your workout. Avoid [...]

5 Tips for Handling the Stress of Aging Parents

If you're one of the many -- approximately 44 million -- adult Americans who are helping to provide care for their aging parents, you're probably well aware of how stressful a role it is to take on. Even if your parents are in good health, but just need a little [...]

Childhood Obesity: Akeila’s Story

One out of every three U.S. kids is obese or at risk of becoming obese. Akeila was just another teen  facing the challenges of childhood obesity, but then she decided to make a change. Watch Akeila’s Story above. And Akeila’s not alone. Austin, Alejandra, Aaron and Maya are also making [...]