Laguna Beach Urgent Care

22 Mar 2017

Duct tape method for wart removal

Have a wart that needs to be removed? Duct tape can fix it. By Grant Huttar Typically known for keeping things where they are, studies show that duct tape can help remove warts too. A study by the American Academy of Family Physicians shows that an inexpensive duct tape treatment can be more effective method […]

22 Mar 2017

A Grapefruit with my medication – Bad?

Why can’t I have grapefruit with my Rx? By Grant Huttar Ever wonder why the pharmacist cautions you against eating grapefruit while taking certain medications? Well a grapefruit can be a healthy snack, being high in Vitamin C antioxidants and a bit of dietary fiber, but it also contains a compound called furanocoumarins. These furanocoumarins […]

22 Mar 2017

Why do I need the Tetanus shot

Why do I need the Tetanus shot when I step on a nail? By Grant Huttar Clostridium tetani is the gram-positive bacillus bacterium that can cause the condition of tetanus or lockjaw. Commonly associated with rusty nails and the like, C. tetani is more often found in dirt and manure. Stepping on a nail or […]

17 Feb 2017

HPV Infection

Human papilloma virus By Lauren Way Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is the most prevalent sexually transmitted infection being the most common and fastest spreading sexually transmitted disease in the United States. Nearly all men and women will contract one strain of it during their lifetime. Most infection found in sexually active females 18-30 years old, with […]

27 Dec 2016

Krill Oil for Dry Eye Disease- WORKS!

Krill Oil for Dry Eye Disease By Marc Shomer, MD PhD A recent study by Deinema (Ophthalmology Jan 2017)* provides strong support for the supplement Krill oil in reducing both the signs and symptoms of dry eye disease.  What makes this convincing evidence is that the study was randomized, double-masked, and a placebo-controlled clinical trial.  […]

26 Dec 2016

Compartment Syndrome

Compartment Syndrome  Lauren Way, MA Medical Assistant Compartment Syndrome is a potentially life threatening condition caused by an excessive pressure build up inside of compartmentalized muscle groups in the body, called compartments. Rising pressure inside the compartments can block blood flow to tissue, which organs need to function. The connective tissue that form the walls […]

14 Dec 2016

Gonorrhea and Chlamydia

Gonorrhea and Chlamydia By:  Lauren Way Gonorrhea and Chlamydia are sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) caused by having vaginal, anal or oral sex with someone who is already infected, though bodily fluids.  The infection occurs in the genitals, rectum, eyes and throat. Sexually active teens have one of the highest rates of reported infections. It is […]

12 Dec 2016

STD Clinic: Syphilis 101

Syphilis by Grant Huttar Syphilis is a sexually transmitted disease that has been known by many names, the Great Pox, the Disease of Naples, or the Great Imitator. This last name is due largely to the fact that many of its symptoms closely mimic a variety of other diseases making it easy to misdiagnose. Syphilis […]

5 Dec 2016

Herpes Simplex Virus type 1 & 2

Herpes Simplex Virus type 1 & 2 By: Taylor Loftus Whenever someone hears the word herpes they automatically start freaking out and think the world is going to end, but did you know that 3.7 billion people from ages 0-50 or 67% of the population is living with herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV-1), per the […]

26 Nov 2016

Sleep Loss Alters Gut Microbes

Sleep Loss Alters Gut Microbes By: Emad Yahya           Despite the American Academy of Sleep Medicine recommending at least 7 hours of sleep a day for adults aged 18-60, a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) earlier this year has revealed that more than a third of […]