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The Four Best Ways To Stay Healthy During The Holidays

Now that the holiday season is in full swing, it’s important to take steps to stay healthy so you can enjoy the festivities with your family and friends. Here are four of the most important things you can do to stay healthy this year.

Dec 3rd, 2018
Eight Things Everyone Needs To Know About HIV/AIDS

In honor of World AIDS Day, which falls December 1st every year, we wanted to take time out on the blog this week to talk about the signs, symptoms, prevention, detection, & treatment of HIV/AIDS, which is by far the deadliest sexually-transmitted disease.

Nov 26th, 2018
Five Ways To Protect Your Lungs During A Wildfire

In Northern California, the smoke from the Camp Fire and other fires has traveled quickly, blanketing the Bay Area with air that’s as polluted as the air in Beijing. Here are five ways to protect your lungs when the Bay Area is affected by wildfire smoke.

Nov 9th, 2018
Three Ways To Lower The Risk of Diabetes

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month, so we’re taking time out on the blog to share three ways to lower the risk of contracting this serious, potentially life-threatening disease that affects 30 million Americans.

Nov 4th, 2018
Four Ways To Avoid Winter Weight Gain

Adults in the U.S. gain an average of 5-7 pounds in winter months, and most don’t take it off, which leads to a lifetime pattern of weight gain. Here are four simple steps everyone can take to avoid unhealthy weight gain this winter!

Nov 2nd, 2018
Four Natural Remedies For Seasonal Affective Disorder

When Daylight Savings Time ends this weekend, the U.S. will experience a decrease in daylight hours, which leads to an increase in Seasonal Affective Disorder. Here are four natural ways to combat this common condition.

Oct 28th, 2018
How To Keep Kids Healthy This Halloween

More than 40 million children between the ages of 5 and 14 participate in trick-or-treating on Halloween each year. Here are five tips that will help you keep your children safe, healthy and happy this Halloween!

Oct 23rd, 2018
How To Tell The Difference Between A Cold And The Flu

With cold and flu season just around the corner, we want to talk about the difference between colds and influenza, what symptoms to look for, and how the treatment of these two infections differs. Click the link below to read more!

Oct 16th, 2018
Four Ways To Prevent Breast Cancer

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, which reminds us that one in eight women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. Here are practical steps every woman can take to lower her risk of contracting this life-threatening disease.

Oct 8th, 2018
Five Ways To Prevent Urinary Tract Infections

Urinary Tract Infections (UTI’s) are one of the most common infections patients experience. Here are five steps patients can take to prevent UTI’s and avoid the serious complications these infections can cause.

Oct 5th, 2018
Five Ways To Prevent A Sexual Assault

Calls to the National Sexual Assault Hotline spiked 201% during the recent Kavanaugh hearings. The reality is that an American is sexually assaulted every 98 seconds. Here are five practical ways to prevent a sexual assault.

Oct 1st, 2018
Quick Tips to Managing Asthma in the Fall

Most asthma exacerbations occur from September through November due to allergies, temperature changes, children returning to classrooms, and an increase in respiratory infections. Here are five quick tips to managing asthma well during the upcoming months.

Aug 31st, 2018
Five Tips To Packing A Healthy Lunch (Plus recipes!)

Packing a lunch can save money, and it can help kids and parents alike make healthier nutritional choices. Here are five tips to packing healthy lunches, as well as easy recipes the whole family will enjoy.

Aug 28th, 2018
Insomnia Causes...And Cures Everyone Can Try!

Insomnia affects up to 60 million Americans and impacts everything from immune health to job productivity to driving safety. Here are common causes of insomnia, and simple cures everyone can try to get quality, restorative rest every night.

Aug 16th, 2018
Everything Parents Need To Know About Sports Physicals

A sports physical is an important exam that student athletes undergo before the season begins to screen for any underlying health issues that could be worsened by physical activity. Here’s everything parents need to know about this key exam!

Aug 13th, 2018
Surprising Health Benefits of Three Common Spices

You don’t always need to go to the doctor’s office to get a prescription in order to be healthy. There are lots of common spices that have potent health benefits! Here are three we recommend stocking up on the next time you visit the grocery store.

Aug 10th, 2018
DOs and DON’Ts of Burn Care

Summer is a great opportunity to enjoy outdoor activities, but it also increases the risk of sustaining a burn injury -- whether it’s a sunburn, or contact with a hot grill or a campfire. Here what to do (and not do!) if you or a loved one sustains a burn.

Jul 27th, 2018
Five Ways To Keep Pets Healthy This Summer

Summer is a great time to have adventures with four-legged friends, but it also poses unique pet health risks. Here are five tips to make sure your favorite furry friend stays as healthy as possible this summer.

Jul 24th, 2018
Five Health Benefits of Sunshine

Summertime bbqs, beach days & picnics in the park offer opportunities to enjoy the sunshine. Here are five ways spending time in the sun can be good for your health. Just make sure to apply sunscreen if you’re going to be outside for more than 15 minutes.

Jul 19th, 2018
Free Summer Self-Care Ideas (Right Here In The Bay Area!)

While summer can be relaxing and enjoyable, it can also be stressful. It’s important to take time out to focus on your personal physical, mental and emotional health. Here are some fun, free self-care ideas right here in the Bay Area!

Jul 17th, 2018
Five Little-Known Tips For Using Condoms Properly

STD rates in California have risen 45% in the past five years! Condoms are an inexpensive and effective way to prevent these infections when used correctly. Here are five little-known tips for how to use condoms properly.

Jul 3rd, 2018
Five Healthy Ways To Celebrate Pride Month

During National Pride Month, it’s important to remember the unique physical, sexual and mental health issues LGBTQ+ patients often face. Here are five healthy steps that LGBTQ+ patients can take to stay healthy during Pride Month -- and beyond!

Jun 19th, 2018
Five Key Things To Know About Depression

Rates of depression have been climbing over the past decade, with an estimated 16 million U.S. adults now suffering from the condition. Here are five important things to know about diagnosing, treating and surviving depression.

Jun 12th, 2018
Eight Important Things To Know About Tick Bites & Lyme Disease

Summer is a great time to hike and camp and spend time exploring the outdoors. But with outdoor adventures comes the risk of tick bites and Lyme disease. Here’s everything patients need to know about tick bites and Lyme disease to stay healthy this summer!

May 31st, 2018
Five Surprising Sources of Natural Probiotics

The body is designed to have “good” bacteria, but sometimes that good bacteria is diminished. Probiotics replenish the good bacteria and keep the body in balance. Here are five surprising sources of natural probiotics!

May 30th, 2018
Five Surprising Health Benefits of Smiling

Most people think that happy people smile more. But it’s actually the other way around -- smiling causes people to feel happier! Here are five reasons to remind yourself to smile as much as possible today.

May 21st, 2018
Ten Tips To Treat Seasonal Allergies

Seasonal allergies affect 36 million Americans each year. Here are ten tips patients can follow to find relief from allergy symptoms, and enjoy the beauty every season has to offer!

May 14th, 2018
Five Reasons To Drink Tea Every Single Day

Tea offers myriad -- and surprising -- health benefits. Here are five compelling reasons why everyone should be drinking at least three cups of this nutritious beverage every day!

Apr 27th, 2018
Commonly-Missed Causes Of Fatigue (And What To Do About Them!)

Nearly half of U.S. adults report feeling fatigued each week. Sometimes the cause of fatigue is obvious (i.e., pulling an all-nighter before an exam), but in many cases, the cause of fatigue is commonly missed, and therefore it remains untreated.

Apr 6th, 2018
The Pros and Cons of Intermittent Fasting

Intermittent Fasting (IF) has become a popular health & fitness trend. Fasting does have many benefits, but it’s important to be aware of the potential complications. Here are important pros & cons for people considering IF as a wellness & weight loss tool

Apr 2nd, 2018
Four Simple Ways To Prevent Back Pain

Back pain is the third most common reason for doctors visits in the U.S. each year, and the second leading cause of disability claims. Here are four practical ways to prevent back pain, keeping the spine healthy and strong!

Mar 26th, 2018
Ten Things That Set Golden Gate Urgent Care Apart

While there are other urgent care clinics in the Bay Area, Golden Gate Urgent Care stands out from the others for lots of reasons! Here are the top ten things that make us the best option for same-day illness and injury care.

Mar 12th, 2018
Five Surprising Health Remedies Found At The Grocery Store

Patients assume they have to go to a pharmacy or doctor’s office to find the health remedy they need. But it turns out there are simple ingredients in local grocery store aisles that can treat common illnesses and injuries. Here are five suggestions!

Mar 2nd, 2018
Five Signs Of An Underactive Thyroid

Thyroid disorders affect millions of Americans -- but more than half of peoples’ thyroid disorders are undiagnosed. Here are the 5 common signs of an underactive thyroid. If a person is experiencing any of these, a simple blood test can be life-changing!

Feb 26th, 2018
Five Foods That Are Surprisingly Good For Your Immune System

During the worst flu season on record, it’s crucial to have a high-functioning immune system! Most healthy people can get the nutrients they need through their diet, without needing supplements. Here are 5 foods to eat to help your immune system thrive.

Feb 16th, 2018
Everything You Need To Know About Dehydration

During flu season, we see a lot of patients who are suffering from dehydration. Here’s what you need to know about this dangerous medical condition -- and how we can help if you need us.

Feb 5th, 2018
Everything You Need To Know About Your Cough

Coughs are the leading cause of doctors visits in the U.S., and a particularly common complaint during cold and flu season. Here are some important facts, tricks and tips to help you understand and treat your cough!

Jan 12th, 2018
Four Secrets To Keeping Your New Year’s Resolution

The most common New Year’s resolution is to become healthier by losing weight, exercising more -- or both! And yet 80% of those resolutions will fail before February. Here are four secrets to help patients successfully reach their health goals in 2018!

Jan 3rd, 2018
Four Ways To Improve Your Mental Health During the Holidays

Seasonal Affective Disorder, stress, family conflict and difficult memories, can make the holidays a less-than-joyful season for many people. Here are tips to boost your mood and lower your stress level so you can enjoy this season to its fullest!

Dec 15th, 2017

Cranberries are ubiquitous during the holiday season, so we thought we’d take a moment to let you know how these crimson berries can contribute to your health.

Dec 4th, 2017
5 Steps To Breaking A Bad Habit

Whether it’s smoking or eating junk food or not getting enough exercise, here are five simple steps you can take to change a bad habit on your way to a happier, healthier you!

Oct 13th, 2017
The Doctors Will See You Now

Dr. Kunzel and Dr. Connell, ER physicians who founded Golden Gate Urgent Care, sat down to answer some of your most pressing questions.

Aug 23rd, 2017
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