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.
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!
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:
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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…
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…