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Why Vaccinations Are Important Sep 17th, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic reminded many people about the dangers of viruses. Although the novel coronavirus is on everybody’s lips at the moment, you shouldn’t ignore the seasonal flu, which can be just as dangerous for people with a dysfunctional immune system. At Casa de Salud, our team’s mission has always...

Now's the Time To Schedule Your Child's School Physical Aug 20th, 2020

One of the main reasons that schools require annual physicals is so your children’s vaccines are up to date to prevent them from contracting a contagious illness and spreading it to other students. Doctors say the best time to come in for your child’s physical exam is in the summer...

Knowing When a Cut Needs Stitches Jul 31st, 2020

Sometimes a cut is just a paper cut or a shallow scrape that heals on its own with a simple bandage. But there are other instances where a cut can be quite serious and may require sutures to close the wound. Luckily, there are a few things you can look...

Which Birth Control is Right For You? Jun 24th, 2020

If you’re considering your birth control options, you’re not alone. An estimated 65% of American women aged 15-49 use some form of contraception to lower their chances of becoming pregnant. Here at Casa de Salud, Dr. Afshin Akhavan and our compassionate primary care medical team, can help you pick a...

What to Expect During Your First Well-Woman Exam May 11th, 2020

The second week of May is National Women’s Health Week, making May the perfect time for you to schedule your first well-woman exam. Nervous? Don’t be. This is an annual exam designed to keep you safe and healthy. At Casa de Salud in Los Angeles, California, our physician, Dr. Afshin...

5 Reasons to Consider a Geriatrician Apr 28th, 2020

If you have a medical problem, you should visit a doctor that understands it. This is why specialists like dermatologists and allergists exist. When you get older, you might need a specialist of your own, and geriatricians are experts in the field of senior medicine.  Casa de Salud in Los...

What Every Parent Should Know About Child and Infant Fevers Mar 3rd, 2020

Whether you’re a first-time parent or you’ve been through it before, when your little one has a fever, it can be a scary feeling. When should you call the doctor? When should you rush your child to the emergency room or urgent care?    Dr. Afshin Akhavan, a parent himself,...

Top Reasons Why You Should Consider STD Testing Feb 3rd, 2020

In the last four years, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in the United States hit an all-time high, with gonorrhea, syphilis, and chlamydia being at the top of the list. While over the last decade, Americans are reportedly having less sex, the risk of contracting an STD has clearly increased.  At...

The Importance of Prenatal Care Jan 15th, 2020

If you’re thinking about getting pregnant, or are already pregnant, you’ve probably put serious thought into how your life will be once your baby arrives. You may have be thinking about how you can make sure your home is safe and nurturing, the ways your life will change once your...

Common Causes of Hypertension in Seniors Dec 27th, 2019

Are you above the age of 65 and experiencing worsening brain fog? Are you a senior who feels increasingly confused, but you presume it is merely part of age-induced mental decline? Are you doing your best to cope with fatigue or exhaustion on a recurring basis, but see no improvement?...