Street Hockey: The Newest League at The Rinks

by Jody Robinson Hockey continues to grow in Southern California, with a record number of youth and adult players participating in ice and roller hockey programs – and now there is Street Hockey. The inaugural season of the Youth Street Hockey League kicked off this summer at The Rinks – Huntington Beach Inline with four […]

Do You CrossFit?

New high-intensity exercise program explodes in the Huntington Beach market As recently as seven years ago, very few people Orange County area had ever heard of CrossFit. When CrossFitHB opened in 2005, it was the first CrossFit gym within a 70 mile radius. Michael Smith, who co-owns CrossFitHB with Theresa Schwartz, said people get “addicted” to […]

What You Need To Know About Women’s Bladder Control

Bladder control problems affect 50 million Americans and it is one of the most common health problems that women face. While many think that the condition only affects older women, the truth is that women of all ages may have urine leakage (incontinence) or other bladdercontrol issues. There are four main categories of bladder control […]

What’s Right for Your Child?

By now you may have heard that New York Mayor Bloomberg has tried to pass a ban on sodas over 16 ounces. He says he has new data tying sugary drinks to the city’s fattest neighborhoods. Instead, why don’t we educate the public on how to make better food and drink choices and develop programs […]

Did You Miss Your Libido in 2012?

Did You Miss Your Libido in 2012? …….Why Not Get it Back THIS Year! By Robert Pugach, MD If you are feeling lethargic, depressed, agitated, or have noticed a decrease in your sex drive, it may not be the events in the news, stress or even your age that is responsible. It may be a […]

Does Food Really Make You Happy?

By Paul and Carolyn Fetters We are all trained at a very early age about the connectionbetween food and comfort. The “Food is Love” conceptis continually reinforced throughout our lives: We areoffered candy for a scraped knee, we celebrate birthdays with cake, holidays with cookies and visiting home or a social eventalways seem to be […]

Delicious Spring Cleaning

by Heather Evans Did you eat so much over the holidays that even your sweatpants don’t want anything to do with you? Maybe you’re one of those lucky or dedicated people that know how to say NO to your 150th Christmas cookie. Either way, it’s time for some spring-cleaning and I don’t mean dusting. Juice […]

Examples of Dental Laser Applications

Reduce the discomfort of canker and cold sores Expose partially erupted wisdom teeth Remove muscle attachments that limit proper movement Manage gum tissue during impressions for crowns or other procedures Remove overgrown tissues caused by certain medications Remove inflamed gum tissues and aid in the treatment of gum disease Help treat infections in root canals […]

Beware of Online Pharmacies

By Robert Pugach, MD I’m often asked by my patients if they can purchase their medications from online pharmacies. I always respond with a resounding NO! My advice is supported by a recent FDA report warning consumers about the dangers of buying medications from the more than 40,000 online pharmacies. The report estimates 70% of […]

Living with Integrity & Finding Balance

By Paul Fetters At a very young age my dad taught me what it means to make a commitment and stick to it. He was the most committed person I’d ever met, if he said he would be somewhere you just knew he would be there. His friends and coworkers used to say, “You know […]