Get trusted advice from the doctors at South Coast Medical Group and stay up to date with the latest medical news.
Sports Injuries: The Different Types and Treatments
Being an athlete comes with its ups and downs, like dealing with injuries. Injuries are an inevitable part of being physical and competing against other athletes. The most common sports injuries that we see are ankle sprains, shin splints, and knee injuries such as torn ACLs. Ankle Sprains An ankle sprain is by far the… Read more »
Is It a Cold or Allergies?
With allergy season in full swing and with the cold and flu season winding down, many people aren’t sure if they are experiencing a cold or seasonal allergies. Here are some key indicators to help you better understand your body and what it is telling you! What is a Cold? The common cold is caused… Read more »
The Symptoms and Management of Autism
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is used to refer to all five types of neurodevelopmental disorders that encompass autism. Autism is a fairly common diagnosis, with 1 in every 59 children being diagnosed with ASD. While we still do not have a cure for this disorder, we have been able to detect and diagnose autism earlier… Read more »
Autism: What it is and What Are the Causes
Even though you may not be able to determine if a person has autism from a glance, the signs become more apparent when the person communicates, interacts, behaves, and learns. When it comes to learning, thinking, and problem-solving, individuals with ASD can range from being gifted to severely challenged in a specific area. The strengths… Read more »
Dual Doctor’s Waiting Areas in Aliso Viejo – Healthy Side and Under the Weather Side
If you’ve ever gone to the doctor’s office for a routine visit, physical, or injury and felt uncomfortable sitting in the same waiting area as sick people, we’ve got great news for you! South Coast Medical Group has established two sides: The Health and Wellness Side and the Under the Weather Side. Patients will be… Read more »
5 Myths About Nutrition
Nutrition can sometimes be a topic of controversy. One credible source may tell you one thing and then another may suggest something different. Here are five myths that we wanted to debunk. 1. Carbs Make You Gain Weight Eating a moderate amount of nutritious carbs that are high in fiber, vitamins, and minerals like starchy… Read more »
5 Foods That Can Give You More Energy
If you’re feeling tired or rundown during the day, look at the type and quantity of the food you are eating. Depending on what you eat, it can determine how much energy you have in a given day. We share eight foods that can help boost your energy. 1. Fatty Fish Fatty fish such as… Read more »
How COVID-19 Affects the Kidneys
COVID-19 is well-documented as having a severe impact as a respiratory illness, but doctors and researchers have also been studying the severe and lasting harm the virus has on other organs such as the kidneys. According to WebMD, researchers have warned doctors to “prepare for a significant rise in chronic kidney disease cases due to… Read more »
Kidney Disease: What Signs to Look Out For
March is National Kidney Month, a time to raise awareness about kidney disease. Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a serious condition affecting 37 million people and can put you at risk for serious health complications, including kidney failure. By making efforts towards a healthier lifestyle, it can help you manage and slow the progression of… Read more »
Flu Shot: Is It Too Late to Get One?
Although COVID-19 has been top of mind over the past year, the flu is still a serious illness that needs to be addressed, as it can also lead to hospitalization and even death. If you haven’t already gotten your flu shot, it is still important to do so to decrease your chances of getting the… Read more »