Monthly Archives: November 2013

A Healthier Way to Prepare Christmas Dinner


Christmas dinner does not need to be unhealthy, and your local Phoenix physician recommends that you try to eat as many healthy foods as possible during Christmas and other holidays to avoid the weight gain associated with some of the less healthy holiday foods. Your local Phoenix physician recommends making healthier choices than some of the standard Christmas foods that are high in fat, sodium and carbohydrates and avoiding pre-packaged Christmas foods.

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Natural and Simple Ways to Reduce Holiday Stress and Stay Healthy

Worried woman surrounded by Christmas presents.

The holidays are always a great time of the year, but they can but a source of additional stress as well. Many people have extra financial stress, and the hustle and bustle during the holidays can be a source of extra stress as well. Those who are prone to holiday stress can talk with their Phoenix family doctor and get a physical to make sure that they are healthy, but on top of this there are a few simple and natural ways to stay stress free during the holidays.

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Preventing Concussions on the Football Field

Youth Football

Recently here in Arizona we heard the sad news of a high school football player’s death, potentially related to a hard tackle just minutes earlier. Could a concussion have been the determining factor in this young player’s death? More and more, concussions are becoming a scary reality in football, whether it’s Pop Warner, high school or professional, and many parents are highly fearful, and rightly so, of letting their kids even play the sport. At Family Practice Specialists, we handle a lot of questions regarding football and safety, so let’s break it all down.

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