How To Prevent Head Injuries On and Off the Field

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It’s usually around this time of year that Family Practice Specialists spend quite a lot of time talking about youth sports, particularly football and concussions. As Phoenix physicians, we are keenly aware of the benefits of team sports, while simultaneously understanding like few others the risks of team sports. Yesterday, news broke of the National Football League’s settlement of $765 million to thousands of players who had sued over head injuries. With this news comes increased awareness on the importance of keeping your child safe as they play the game of football.

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Natural Stress Relief Quick Guide for Handling Troubling Times

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This is a trying time for our nation and the people of America are experiencing stress that is off the charts! Learn what you can be doing to promote natural stress relief right here in Phoenix, AZ.


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Calcium has been shown to lessen stress and promote a calmer mood. Take calcium supplements at night to help you to help you relax and get better sleep.

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Kids and Allergies Don’t Mix: What Your Pediatrician Wants You to Know


Allergy season is just beginning and already the pollen count is nearing record highs – made obvious by the amount of yellow cars we keep seeing and red eyed allergy suffers all around. When your little one is suffering, they do not have to go it alone, even if they can’t take powerful medications for relief. Helping your little ones may be easier than you think, especially if you are willing to make minor changes.

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Phoenix Seasonal Allergies: Kids and Prevention


The past few weeks have wreaked havoc on our allergies here in Arizona . As parents, it’s difficult to see our little ones suffering with seasonal allergies in Phoenix, and yet there is some steps that you can take before you’re sitting on the couch with a nebulizer and crying toddler. From all-natural allergy solutions for kids to over-the-counter medications to preventative measures, our Family Practice Specialists have put together an all-inclusive list of resources for you and your family during this Arizona allergy season.


Stay Indoors – Nothing beats staying away from the allergens that cause the entire mess in the first place. Since we had such a wet winter, and such a warm (so far) spring, flowers of every type, shape and size are in full bloom in Phoenix, which means the pollen count is out of control. The best way to prevent seasonal allergies for the kids is to simply stay indoors.
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Understanding Regional Arizona Allergies

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People believe that relocating to the state of Arizona and surrounding areas will offer them some relief from chronic allergy symptoms because of the dry climate – they are usually quite shocked to discover the opposite to be the truth. People with existing allergy problems or asthma may notice that their sensitivity to allergens actually gets worse when they move to the state.


Others who have no previous issues actually develop allergies overtime during their residency; allergies frequently develop with ongoing exposure to allergens and the increased pollen count and other triggers can cause non-suffers to suddenly battle watery eyes, a runny nose, and other common symptoms.
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