27 Jan 2020

B12 Deficiency: Its Diagnosis & Treatment

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One of the most common vitamins found in food like meat and dairy products is B12, but as we age, our body has a harder time processing it. This means that even taking supplements or getting a B12 shot from a clinic near you might not be enough. Below, the professionals from Surfside Urgent Care […]

21 Jan 2020

Normal Blood Sugar Levels, Testing & Diabetes

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Your blood sugar level is an important monitoring tool for your health. It helps you determine when you’re in need of food or additional nutrients, as well as whether you have an issue that could be a sign of diabetes. That’s why many regularly monitor their blood sugar levels and invest in a diabetes blood […]

16 Jan 2020

The Benefits of High School Sports Physical Exams & What to Expect

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When it comes to playing sports in high school, before stepping out onto the field, court, or wherever you’ll be playing, you’ll first be required to undergo a school physical exam. This is because most local school districts require students to be checked out before playing sports so that they can avoid any injuries and […]

30 Dec 2019

How Sports Physicals and School Physicals Differ

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Having regular physical exams done by a physician is essential to ensuring the healthy development of a child. Those who participate in sports may also require sports physicals, however, many people are unaware of the differences between a sports physical and a school physical exam. The team at Surfside Urgent Care of Laguna Beach has […]

23 Dec 2019

5 Signs That You Should Have Your Blood Tested for Diabetes

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Diabetes is a frightening disease that is defined by the body’s inability to produce or process insulin and regulate blood glucose levels. Types of diabetes include type one, type two and gestational diabetes, which occur for a variety of reasons including pregnancy, dietary choices, viruses and genetics. Here are five of the key symptoms that […]

23 Dec 2019

Why Vitamin B12 Deficiencies Are Common Among Seniors

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As we get older, it is important to maintain an adequate intake of the essential vitamins that support our overall health and help combat common ailments that are associated with old age. Many seniors suffer from a lack of vitamin B12, which can result in serious neurological problems, a decrease in energy and a lower […]

20 Dec 2019

What to Expect at a Child’s Physical Exam

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From the time that a child is born to when they are in school, physical exams are imperative to a young person’s health. Unfortunately, many parents do not know what to expect during a visit to a qualified pediatrician, which can make the experience seem daunting. Our dedicated team at Surfside Urgent Care of Laguna […]

18 Dec 2019

Why Vitamin B12 is Essential for Seniors

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Many people are unaware of the countless adverse effects that a vitamin B12 deficiency can have on one’s health, and how common this deficiency is among seniors. If you have a loved one who is entering old age, it is important to ensure they are getting enough vitamin B12 through the form of vitamin-rich food, […]

18 Dec 2019

Understanding Glucose When Reading Blood Test Results

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Glucose, also known as “blood sugar,” can pose a series of threats to one’s health if healthy levels are not maintained. Whether you are experiencing symptoms of a disease, or your physician simply recommends having routine blood work done, it is important to understand how to read blood test results in order to monitor glucose […]

10 Feb 2019

What Are the Most Common STDs In Men?

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Men, have you visited your local Laguna Beach walk-in STD clinic lately?  If you are sexually active, you certainly should.  Testing for sexually transmitted diseases is quick, easy, and inexpensive.  Even if you aren’t experiencing any symptoms, it’s good to have the peace of mind that comes from knowing you aren’t diseased or exposing your partners […]