Monthly Archives: October 2012

Recognizing Fall Allergy Symptoms





They can strike with little to no warning and you can go from sedately enjoying the last of summer as fall moves in with force in Arizona to sniffling, sneezing and coughing with the humidifier on full blast alongside your bed as you snuggle deeper under the covers hoping for relief. Fall allergies occur in greater frequency in those areas where the temperatures are warmer for longer, such as in the southeast and southwestern portions of the country. Seasonal allergies in Arizona are particularly bad because they can affect people that have never even had to contend with them in previous years.


However, it helps to know a little bit about seasonal allergies in Arizona and what the symptoms of them are, so you can combat them effectively. While many people just have general allergies to various elements in the air during the fall months, others have specific allergies to thinks like grass, pollen and mold, all of which can move through the air when fall breezes start to become more frequent. They continue to multiply because of the warmer temperatures, causing people to suffer well into the fall season.

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What You Need To Know About Fall Allergies





Allergies can strike in just about any part of the world, and the severity depends on the individual and the area in which they live. However, no matter where the allergies, the symptoms are generally the same: runny nose, scratchy throat, running eyes and shortness of breath, in some instance. Seasonal allergies in Arizona can be particularly bad for those people that are not used to dealing with them. When contending with allergies, there are few things to consider, particularly during the fall season:

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Prepare For Your Flu Shot





When it comes to the task of getting a flu shot annually, many people avoid the process like the plague. This could be due, in part, to the fear of injecting the actual vaccine into your skin or it could be the typical homegrown fear of needles. Whatever the reason, missing a flu shot can be detrimental to your health, causing you to spend weeks in bed because the flu has grounded you completely. Getting a flu shot in Phoenix can be a much less painful and dramatic process if you do a bit of prep work before your appointment. The better prepared you are for your flu shot, the less likely it is to be such a harrowing experience. Consider a few tips to prepare ahead of time:

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Flu Season Getting An Early Start





In the southeast and southwestern portions of the U.S., flu season is starting early and with a vengeance. Usually kicking off around Thanksgiving, many a Phoenix doctor — as well as physicians around the southern half of the country — is reporting more cases of the flu starting earlier than usual. This could be due to a number of factors, however, it is a good time to see your Phoenix doctor about that flu shot that you may have been putting off.


Flu Shots in Phoenix

The flu generally starts to spread around the holidays after students come back from the northern areas or as the virus gains traction in late December/early January. However, a number of Phoenix doctors are reporting earlier cases. This could be a precursor to more reports of cases of the flu this season, which is another reason to go ahead and get the shot from your Phoenix doctor.
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ABCs Of Recognizing A Concussion

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A concussion is a type of brain injury that is characterized by a hit to the head that causes the brain to shift violently in the skull. When these types of hits occur, it can cause lasting damage to the brain, particularly for athletes that suffer concussions repeatedly.  Not only is it important to understand what happens when a person sustains a concussion, but also it is important to recognize the signs of a concussion and what to do to get help.
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