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Perfectionists: You Need to Hear This.

12/3/2019 4:13 PM Published by Next Level Urgent Care

We’re in the heart of holiday season which means the perfectionists out there are driving themselves crazy trying to plan the perfect holiday.  Perfectionism can really put a damper on your mood during the holiday season and prevent you from being able to enjoy what the holidays are really all about (spoiler alert: They’re not about how decorated your home is or how beautifully frosted your sugar cookies are).

12 Days of Fit-mas

11/27/2019 6:22 PM Published by Next Level Urgent Care

In case you’re in need of some fitness inspiration, we’ve compiled 12 days of workouts into a jingle.  Let us know if you complete all 12 days by Dec. 25 and be entered into a drawing for some Next Level SWAG!

Healthy Hot Chocolate – 3 Ways

11/20/2019 10:57 PM Published by Next Level Urgent Care

Nothing says happy holidays like a delicious cup of hot chocolate, and nothing says healthy holidays like these 3 hacks for enhancing the nutritional value of your cocoa without sacrificing flavor.

Chapstick Tips for Dry Lips

10/22/2019 10:30 PM Published by Next Level Urgent Care

Because lips don’t have oil glands to lock moisture in, they get dry fast without proper care.  Keep your lips from getting chapped with these simple tips!

Reasons Fall and Winter Months are the Best Time to Start a New Workout Routine

10/22/2019 10:27 PM Published by Next Level Urgent Care

While you may be tempted to curl up with a blanket and a good book in this cooler weather, Fall and Winter months are actually the best time to start a new workout routine!  Here’s why.

5 Health Tips for Traveling

10/22/2019 10:23 PM Published by Next Level Urgent Care

Holiday travel doesn’t have to get in the way of your health! 

How to Save Money on Gifts this Holiday Season!

10/22/2019 10:01 PM Published by Next Level Urgent Care

The holidays are coming, which means gift giving season is upon us. If you’re trying to find balance between finding thoughtful gifts for friends and family and staying out of debt, these gift ideas are for you.

Vaccine’s Aren’t Just for Kids!

10/22/2019 9:59 PM Published by Next Level Urgent Care

There’s a common misconception that children are the only one’s who need vaccines, but that just isn’t true. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure! Read on to find out what vaccines adults need and when.

Tips for Eating Mindfully during the Holidays

10/22/2019 9:52 PM Published by Next Level Urgent Care

Get more out of your food this season by eating mindfully! 

The Biggest Health Risks for Teens Today

10/22/2019 9:48 PM Published by Next Level Urgent Care

Staying informed of the top health risks for teens will allow you to address these issues with your teen and hopefully, encourage them to make healthy decisions.

Tips for Having a Flu Free Winter

10/22/2019 9:36 PM Published by Next Level Urgent Care

Ain’t nobody got time for the flu!  Keep yourself flu free with these simple tips!

DIY Pumpkin Based Skincare

10/22/2019 12:52 AM Published by Next Level Urgent Care

Don’t let your Jack-O-Lantern go to waste post-Halloween! Try out these simple pumpkin based skincare recipes.

Healthy Halloween!

10/19/2019 12:29 AM Published by Next Level Urgent Care

Trick-or-treating doesn’t have to end in a sugar rush! Check out our list of ways to ensure that your kiddos have a happy AND healthy Halloween!

Pumpkin Carving Safety

10/13/2019 12:23 AM Published by Next Level Urgent Care

Don’t let pumpkin carving be your reason for coming to see us this October! Here are some tips for how to stay safe while creating your pumpkin carving masterpieces.

October May be Full of Scary Things but Your Healthcare Bill Shouldn’t be One of Them!

10/7/2019 12:11 AM Published by Next Level Urgent Care

If your condition isn’t an emergency, the difference between care at an emergency room and care at an urgent care may be the difference between hundreds or even thousands of dollars. Read on to find out which conditions require emergency treatment and which do not.

Healthcare Jokes for National Smile Day, October 5th, 2019

10/3/2019 1:46 AM Published by Next Level Urgent Care

National Smile Day is October 5th, 2019. We hope these healthcare jokes bring a smile to your face!

How to Stay Healthy During the Holidays

09/26/2019 11:41 PM Published by Next Level Urgent Care

Holiday season should be a fun and joyous time, but it can be really stressful when trying to stay healthy, especially with all of the delicious Thanksgiving pies and holiday cookies around! Here are our favorite tips for how to enjoy the holidays in a healthy way:

Need a Costume Idea?

09/26/2019 11:15 PM Published by Next Level Urgent Care

Check Out Some of Our Favorite Next Level Employee Costumes from Years Past.

Craving a Pumpkin Spice Latte but Not the Calories That Come With It?

09/26/2019 11:00 PM Published by Next Level Urgent Care

Pumpkin Spice Lattes signify the start of Fall, and boy do we need that in Houston, when the weather just will not cooperate.  While it may be tempting to grab a PSL on the way to work each morning, the 380 calories in a grande size are the equivalent to full meal.  Save some calories and some money with the following recipe for a quick, easy, healthy, and delicious Pumpkin Spice Latte!

DIY Autumn Decor

09/16/2019 6:24 PM Published by Next Level Urgent Care

Anyone else ready to say “Bye-bye, Summer” and “HELLOOO FALL?” Don’t let the warm weather kill your vibe. Make your home feel like fall with these easy Autumn Décor DIY projects.

7 Things You Didn’t Know About Women’s Health

09/3/2019 6:20 PM Published by Next Level Urgent Care

If you suffer from one of the following women’s health issues, know that you are not alone.

Need a Mind/Body Reset?

09/2/2019 3:30 PM Published by Next Level Urgent Care

If you’re feeling a little sluggish and overwhelmed, try out this list of ways to reset your mind, body and soul.

Do You Need a Flu Shot?

08/26/2019 1:05 PM Published by Next Level Urgent Care

If you haven’t heard it yet, you will soon – “Get your flu shot!”  But, is the flu shot actually necessary?

What You Need in Your Family’s First Aid Kit

08/26/2019 9:59 AM Published by Next Level Urgent Care

We’ve all heard the saying “Fail to prep, prep to fail.” But it can be difficult to know exactly what to prepare for. That’s why we’ve created this all-encompassing list of items you should keep handy in your family first aid kit.

What to Have in Your Disaster Readiness Kit

08/25/2019 6:02 PM Published by Next Level Urgent Care

We are in the midst of hurricane season, which means everyone should have their disaster readiness kit fully stocked and handy. If you haven’t gotten yours together yet, don’t wait! Here’s a list of what to include.

Affirmations for Children

08/21/2019 7:14 PM Published by Next Level Urgent Care

Let’s face it, parenting is hard.  We don’t always know the right things to say, and a positive response to their endless questioning doesn’t always come naturally.  Lucky for you, we have a precompiled list of positive phrases you can say to your children to let them know just how amazing they are. 

School Lunch Ideas for Kids That Aren’t Sandwiches!

08/21/2019 5:41 PM Published by Next Level Urgent Care

If making sandwiches is getting boring for you, your kids probably aren’t feeling them either. Check out these healthy school lunch ideas that don’t involve a single sandwich!

5 EXERCISES YOU CAN DO WITH NO EQUIPMENT

5 EXERCISES YOU CAN DO WITH NO EQUIPMENT

07/20/2019 3:22 AM Published by Next Level Urgent Care

Sometimes getting to the gym just isn’t in our cards for the day, but that doesn’t mean we can’t get a short workout in. Read on to learn about our 5 favorite no-equipment-necessary exercises.

OUR FAVORITE SPA WATER COMBINATIONS

OUR FAVORITE SPA WATER COMBINATIONS

07/20/2019 3:11 AM Published by Next Level Urgent Care

We all know how important water is to our health, but let’s face it, plain water is just not as exciting as our daily iced coffee. We can absolutely spruce our water up though which is where these tasty spa water combinations come in!

BENEFITS OF WALKING

BENEFITS OF WALKING

07/20/2019 3:06 AM Published by Next Level Urgent Care

Walking is a majorly underrated form of exercise yet it has so many benefits. If you’re not a huge fan of intense workouts, maybe a 30 minute walk a day is for you!

HOW TO EXERCISE IN THE HEAT

HOW TO EXERCISE IN THE HEAT

07/20/2019 3:02 AM Published by Next Level Urgent Care

Exercising outside in Houston during the Summer means exercising in 80˚F+ weather. While we get that the temperature-controlled gym isn’t for everyone, exercising in the heat can be dangerous if you are not taking precautions. Read on to learn about how you can get your outdoor workout in while staying safe.

PTSD – DO YOU HAVE IT?

07/20/2019 2:59 AM Published by Next Level Urgent Care

Have you been through a traumatic event? If you have been suffering from these symptoms for over a month, you may want to talk to your doctor about treatment for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

BACK TO SCHOOL HEALTH CHECKLIST

BACK TO SCHOOL HEALTH CHECKLIST

07/20/2019 2:55 AM Published by Next Level Urgent Care

The school year is fast approaching and many of you might already be gathering new school clothes and supplies. But, how are you doing with your child’s back-to-school health checklist?

HORMONES IN FOOD… SHOULD YOU WORRY?

07/20/2019 2:51 AM Published by Next Level Urgent Care

The growth hormone rBGH was approved to be used in cows for increased milk production since 1993. And while the hormone itself has not been shown to negatively affect your health, there is concern that growth hormone manipulation in cattle or other livestock may cause a chain reaction.

FOODS THAT ARE GOOD FOR YOUR GUT HEALTH

07/20/2019 2:48 AM Published by Next Level Urgent Care

There has been a lot of research surfacing about bacteria and its importance in gut health. Not only does good gut bacteria assist your immune system in fighting disease and protecting us from “leaky gut” syndrome, but they also play the role of providing us with vitamins and nutrients that are essential to our health. So, how do we keep our gut flora flourishing? Check out our list of 6 types foods that can increase good gut bacteria.

How to Stay Hydrated

How to Stay Hydrated

07/20/2019 2:41 AM Published by Next Level Urgent Care

If you’re like most people, you’re probably not as hydrated as you should be. Hydration is so important for both body and brain function. Here are some tips for how to keep yourself hydrated and feel better for it!

NEXT LEVEL URGENT CARE WORKOUT PLAYLISTS

03/6/2019 12:00 AM Published by Next Level Urgent Care

Next Level Urgent Care is committed not only to providing quality healthcare for all, but also, to keeping our patients healthy outside of the clinic. Below are links to our Spotify playlists, updated every other week, for workout motivation and inspiration. Stay healthy, Next Level Fam!

Trying to Get Healthy, but Can’t Get Your Family on Board?

06/17/2019 12:00 PM Published by Next Level Urgent Care

Eating healthy isn’t always easy, and it can be a thousand times harder to stay on track if your family members aren’t interested in changing their diet with you. Here are a few ways to get your family on board with a healthy lifestyle.

What to do When Your Weight Loss has Plateaued

06/16/2019 12:00 PM Published by Next Level Urgent Care

We’ve all had that moment after consistently losing weight for a few weeks, or even months, when our weight loss comes to a halt. There’s no cause for panic though! Check out these tips to get your weight loss moving again.

Does Sunscreen cause cancer?

06/15/2019 12:00 PM Published by Next Level Urgent Care

There’s been a lot of buzz lately about whether or not the benefits of sunscreen actually outweigh the negative consequences of using it. Consequently, there is now a lot of confusion and also fear that something previously thought to be really beneficial as a skin cancer preventative may actually be the cause of other types of cancer.

Is the Food Pyramid Still Relevant?

06/14/2019 12:00 PM Published by Next Level Urgent Care

Over the years, the U.S. Government has tried many ways to get Americans to be more cognizant of what they’re putting on their plates. A noble cause, but one that has left many Americans confused as to what they should be putting on their plates at every meal due to the change in government diet recommendations over the years.

How to be a goal digger

06/14/2019 12:00 PM Published by Next Level Urgent Care

Goal Diggers, not to be confused with gold diggers, are individuals who are constantly fighting to be a better version of themselves by setting and attaining their goals. If a goal digger is something you aspire to be, here’s how to do it in 5 simple steps.

Is Sparkling Water Good For You?

06/14/2019 12:00 PM Published by Next Level Urgent Care

Those of us who are trying to kick our soda drinking habit may opt for sparkling water as a fizzy alternative, but is sparkling water any better for you than traditional sodas?

Metta Meditation

06/10/2019 12:00 PM Published by Next Level Urgent Care

Meditation is often approached timidly because of its perceived difficultness and complexity. While many meditators boast taking a step back from their thoughts and clearing their mind, Metta meditation takes a completely different approach. In a sense, it’s a gratitude meditation, but even more than that, it’s a kindness practice, in which you send positive vibes to yourself and others. Metta Meditation can be as long or as short as you want it to be. Even just 5 minutes before bed is a great practice.

How to Allergy-Proof Your Home

06/7/2019 12:00 PM Published by Next Level Urgent Care

Pet, dust, mold, and pollen allergies are the worst! But, just because allergen levels are high outside does not mean you have to suffer all the time, especially within your own home. The following steps can be taken to allergy-proof your home.

Unique Ways to Motivate Yourself to Workout

06/5/2019 12:00 PM Published by Next Level Urgent Care

If you haven’t been feeling super motivated to get your workout in lately, we’ve got you covered with these unique ideas for increasing workout motivation.

SELF-CARE TIPS FROM LISA ATTALES, NP

05/21/2019 10:00 AM Published by Next Level Urgent Care

If you’ve had the chance to meet our very own N.P., Lisa Attales, at our Long Meadow or Kingsland locations, you probably know just how passionate Lisa is about self-care. In fact, you may have even been given her mindfully crafted list of self-care tips, which we have included on this blog. Take some time for yourself this week and see what just a little bit of self-care can do for your mental and physical well-being!

“WEATHER” WE LIKE IT OR NOT…

04/20/2019 6:00 AM Published by Next Level Urgent Care

We’re loving this warmer weather, but how is it actually affecting our health? Read our blog to learn about how warmer weather influences our daily habits and lifestyle.

SHOPPING FOR SUPPLEMENTS? HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW.

04/19/2019 12:00 AM Published by Next Level Urgent Care

Recently there has been some controversy over the effectiveness of supplements (see here and here for details). If you are still not convinced, at the very least, follow these rules to ensure that you are taking supplements safely.

SIT LESS. MOVE MORE.

04/18/2019 12:00 AM Published by Next Level Urgent Care

We all know movement is important, but did you know that sitting for too long could actually be detrimental to your health? Read on to learn about the negative effects of sitting for too long each day.

MINDFUL EATING

04/16/2019 12:00 PM Published by Next Level Urgent Care

The word “mindful” means being conscious or aware of something. But how does being mindful relate to food? Aren’t we always aware of when we are eating? Read on to learn about practicing mindfulness with food and the positive effects that result from it.

HEALTHY AFTER-SCHOOL SNACKS

04/15/2019 12:00 PM Published by Next Level Urgent Care

These simple and healthy recipes make after-school snack time a breeze.

IF THE SHOE FITS…

04/11/2019 12:00 PM Published by Next Level Urgent Care

How a well-fit athletic shoe can maximize your workout and reduce your risk of injury

BENEFITS OF COFFEE

04/11/2019 12:00 AM Published by Next Level Urgent Care

Trying to convince yourself that the Venti cup of coffee you just downed isn’t so bad? You don’t have to! Read about the health benefits of coffee here.

SO, YOU HAVE A SUNBURN? HERE’S HOW TO TREAT IT…

04/9/2019 12:00 AM Published by Next Level Urgent Care

We love Texas Summers but we are not a fan of sunburns. Prevention is key, but if you get a sunburn, it’s important to know how to treat it.

ANTIBIOTICS AND VIRUSES

04/8/2019 10:00 AM Published by Next Level Urgent Care

In this blog, Next Level physician, Dr. Haala Hai, discusses the proper treatment for viral infections and explains to us why antibiotics should not be the go-to medication for all illnesses.

DIY SPA DAY, ANYONE?

04/4/2019 2:00 AM Published by Next Level Urgent Care

Self-care is so important, yet we don’t do it often enough. Make a commitment to take some time for you this week, whether that means booking a manicure, curling up with a book, or trying out some of our favorite, low-cost DIY self-care treatments.

THREE DELICIOUS SMOOTHIE RECIPES FROM FARMGIRL HEALTH

04/3/2019 9:00 AM Published by Next Level Urgent Care

We teamed up with Heidi Farmer, the founder of FarmGirl Health to bring you three delicious smoothie recipes for all levels of smoothie makers (beginner to advanced) this month! Read on to learn about the health benefits of smoothies and for some ideas to get you started.

GET YOUR KIDS OUTSIDE!

03/26/2019 12:00 AM Published by Next Level Urgent Care

There are so many benefits of outdoor play for children, yet kids are spending the majority of their time inside these days. Read on to learn about these benefits and for some safe outdoor activity ideas.

CARDIO? MORE LIKE CARDI-NO!

03/9/2019 12:00 AM Published by Next Level Urgent Care

There’s no denying that cardio offers numerous health benefits, but so many cardio workouts are just, well, not fun! Lucky for us, Houston has countless fitness studios with some really unique cardio classes. Read on to learn about them.

SPRING FORWARD GOT YOU FEELING BACKWARDS?

03/10/2019 12:00 PM Published by Next Level Urgent Care

“Spring Forward” occurred on Sunday, March 10th at 2am this year, but despite the weekend day to recover, some of us are still feeling the effects of the time change. Why is it so hard to adjust, and how can we stop feeling so, well, meh?

THE BENEFITS OF STRETCHING

03/8/2019 12:00 AM Published by Next Level Urgent Care

Have you stretched today? There are so many benefits to daily stretching. Read about them here and be sure to check out our “Stretch It Out” playlist on the Next Level Urgent Care Spotify library for some workout motivation.

RSV- DOES YOUR CHILD HAVE IT?

02/22/2019 12:00 PM Published by Next Level Urgent Care

Chances are high that your two year old has been infected with Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) at least once and you might never have known. Next Level Provider, Dr. Jennifer Roth, discusses the symptoms of RSV, which children are most prone to having a severe case of RSV, and treatment options.

5 THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT STDS

02/15/2019 12:00 AM Published by Next Level Urgent Care

“One in two sexually active persons will contract a sexually transmitted disease (STD) or infection (STI) by age 25” (beforeplay.org). Despite how common STD’s are, conversation about them is generally avoided. The more you know about STDs, the more likely you are to take preventative measures and seek out treatment if you suspect you may have one. Read on to learn about “5 Things You Didn’t Know About STDs,” written by Next Level Urgent Care provider, Dr. Kimberly Hsu.

HAVE YOU CHANGED YOUR MIND?

02/3/2019 12:00 AM Published by Next Level Urgent Care

Studies show that a healthy mind breeds a healthy body! Read on to learn about ways to increase positive thoughts in order to maximize your mental and physical health.

MEDICAL DEBT IS NO JOKE!

02/1/2019 12:00 AM Published by Next Level Urgent Care

Here’s what you need to know about medical debt and how you can avoid sky-high medical bills for acute care.

RECIPE FOR GOOD HEALTH

02/6/2019 12:00 AM Published by Next Level Urgent Care

Feeling sick? Here are some recipes to get you back to 100%

DON’T BE A VICTIM!

01/29/2019 3:32 AM Published by Next Level Urgent Care

Flu season is here! Avoid being a victim by taking the following precautions:

ALLERGIES IN THE ELDERLY, PARTICULARLY HARSH THIS SPRING

04/12/2018 11:00 AM Published by Next Level Urgent Care

While many internists agree that every allergy season in Houston is a “bad allergy season,” some allergy and immunology specialists from Baylor College of Medicine believe the ongoing cleanup and mold growth following Hurricane Harvey, combined with record temperatures, will add insult to injury for allergy sufferers.

CHOOSE URGENT CARE TO AVOID SURPRISE BILLING

12/15/2016 11:35 AM Published by Next Level Urgent Care

Sarah has insurance just in case. Suddenly, the moment arises and she’s in need of urgent care. Her primary doctor is unavailable so after calling her insurance, she finds a hospital ER in network and receives the care she needs.

SPREAD JOY NOT GERMS THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

11/19/2018 12:00 AM Published by Next Level Urgent Care

This is the season to enjoy spending time with friends and family, not time at the Urgent Care. Although we always love seeing our patients, we thought you might appreciate some suggestions that might help you avoid a trip to Next Level Urgent Care over the holidays.

WHY CAN’T I FIND THE FLUMIST VACCINATION THIS YEAR?

10/28/2016 12:00 PM Published by Next Level Urgent Care

Not many of us like shots and parents especially hate to subject their children to them. So it seemed like a dream come true for many parents when FluMist first hit the market in 2003 as an alternative to the annual flu shots.

BACK TO SCHOOL: A RETURN TO SPORTS AND POTENTIAL INJURIES

09/28/2016 1:00 PM Published by Next Level Urgent Care

Returning back to school in the fall is exciting. It means back to schedules, learning, friends, and sports. Getting back into sports after a long break means that injuries may be more likely to occur if proper precautions are not taken.

ZIKA VIRUS – GET THE FACTS

07/20/2016 10:00 PM Published by Next Level Urgent Care

With Zika in the media so much lately… it is important to know the real facts! Zika virus has been a widely discussed health concern recently…

BEWARE OF THE DREADED WAITING ROOM… JUST KIDDING, NO NEED TO WORRY, WE HAVE AN APP FOR THAT!

07/2/2015 12:00 AM Published by Next Level Urgent Care

Nowadays, everyone is looking to have a physically and mentally healthy lifestyle. Some of us try to do this by…

GET HEALTHCARE QUICKLY AT A WALK IN CLINIC IN HOUSTON

08/11/2015 12:00 AM Published by Next Level Urgent Care

There are some huge advantages to going to a walk-in clinic in Houston. The benefits are especially noticeable when you…

WHY USE A WALK IN CLINIC IN HOUSTON?

08/24/2015 12:00 AM Published by Next Level Urgent Care

There are now over 11,000 walk in clinics in the United States, and nearly 9,000 of them are urgent care clinics.

WHEN IT JUST CAN’T WAIT: WHY URGENT CARE IS A GREAT CHOICE FOR LIFE’S MINOR EMERGENCIES

08/24/2015 12:00 AM Published by Next Level Urgent Care

By taking patients who are would normally go to an ER for non-life threatening illnesses or accidents, an urgent care…

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