Develop a Bedtime Routine

By Dr. Jorge Rubal, CEO and Medical Director of LB Community Clinic   How does your child react when you call out “it’s bedtime?” I’m guessing it’s not all teddy bears and lullabies. Children and teens need about nine hours of sleep. Poor sleep habits can affect a child’s academic performance, but more importantly, lack…

Summer Prescription

By Jorge Rubal, CEO & Medical Director, Laguna Beach Community Clinic Did you know that vacations are something that doctors should consider prescribing? Studies have shown that doing so has demonstrable beneficial effects on your health. One of the best pieces of advice I have gotten is to always have your next two vacations planned.…

Surviving Rattlesnake Season

By Jorge Rubal, CEO & Medical Director,  Laguna Beach Community Clinic   If you haven’t come across a rattlesnake while hiking on our local trails, walking your dog, or tending your garden, then no doubt you’ve seen alarming rattlesnake posts on social media. The good news is that death by rattlesnake is extremely rare. Here’s…

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…