Next Level Urgent Care Workout Playlists

3/6/2019 12:00:00 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! 

Does Sunscreen Cause Cancer?

6/15/2019 12:00:00 AM 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?

6/14/2019 12:00:00 AM 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

6/14/2019 12:00:00 AM 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.

Metta Meditation – A Great Bedtime Meditation to End Your Day with Positivity and Light

6/10/2019 12:00:00 AM 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

6/7/2019 12:00:00 AM 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. 

Self-Care Tips from Lisa Attales, NP

5/21/2019 10:00:00 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! 

Sit less. Move more.

4/18/2019 12:00:00 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

4/16/2019 12:00:00 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. 

Benefits of Coffee

4/11/2019 12:00:00 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.

Antibiotics and Viruses

4/8/2019 10:00:00 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?

4/4/2019 2:00:00 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. 

Get Your Kids Outside!

3/26/2019 12:00:00 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 how to improve your child's health and have some outdoor fun!

Cardio? More like Cardi-NO!

3/19/2019 12:00:00 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?

3/10/2019 12:00:00 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?

RSV- Does Your Child Have It?

2/22/2019 12:00:00 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

2/15/2019 12:00:00 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?

2/13/2019 12:00:00 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. 

Allergies in the Elderly, Particularly Harsh this Spring

4/12/2018 11:00:00 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 11:35:00 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 12:00:00 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.