Ready for Baby!

By Jorge Rubal M.D. CEO and Medical Director of Laguna Beach Community Clinic As a father to a newborn myself, we have recently lived through the preparation needed to be ready for a new addition to the family. With so many fancy (and expensive) gadgets on the market, it can be overwhelming to decide what…

Holiday Blues

By Jorge Rubal, CEO & Medical Director, Laguna Beach Community Clinic As we head into the holiday season, some people may immediately have thoughts of joy, family, and positive change. However, with Thanksgiving, Christmas and the New Year all coming up quickly, for many people this may also trigger symptoms of anxiety and depression to…

Hepatitis B and Sexual Health

Is Hepatitis B a Sexually Transmitted Disease? More people die from Hepatitis B (a highly contagious virus) every year than HIV—and we have a vaccine to prevent it!  Why is this happening?  Children receive the Hepatitis B vaccine series in childhood, but anyone over the age of 25 most likely did not receive this vaccine…