Safety Tips for Enjoying Arizona in the Fall

Fall Health Tips_Phoenix, AZ

Congratulations! You’ve made it through another summer in Arizona. In fact, summer 2013 was the hottest in phoenix since U.S. record-keeping began in 1895, according to And now, finally, as Phoenix temperatures began to become bearable again, and residents dare to venture outdoors once again, our Phoenix doctors wanted to remind our patients how to keep the family safe and healthy this Fall season.

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The Arizona Flu Season is Knocking on the Door

It seems like we were just talking about the 2012-13 flu season, and here we are talking about the 2013-14 flu season in Arizona. While it’s not technically flu season yet, it’s knocking on the door and our Phoenix doctors want you to be prepared. So, it’s time to dive in and take a look at how you can keep your family healthy and avoid the flu.

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Flu Season Has Arrived And Doctors Are Predicting A Rough Season





Now that the winter season has officially arrived in most areas of the country, the flu is taking hold as more people go – and stay – indoors. Even a visit to your family practice Phoenix, AZ doctor could put you at risk as other patients take a trip to the doctor for flu-related symptoms. The rounds of flu have started early, according to many doctor’s offices around the country, and this season promises to be a rough one.


Flu Season 2012/2013 

From California to Florida, reports of the flu are starting to pour in and medical professionals are warning patients that without a flu shot, those most vulnerable such as the elderly, those in poor health and very young child, could be at greater risk for catching this virus. The flu can cause a wide range of symptoms, including fever, congestion, achiness, fatigue, vomiting and more; more serious cases can even be deadly. Many people ward off the flu by getting an annual vaccination that protects against the ever-changing strains of flu that seem to make the rounds each year.
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Should You Go To The Doctor For A Flu Shot?





This is the time of the year when sickness seems to circulating and the flu is taking over entire households at one time. Many people try to guard against coming down with the flu by getting an annual flu shot. This shot can provide some immunity against the flu, and ensure that you can make it through a season without getting it. A large number of patients get their flu shots at their family practice Phoenix, AZ doctor; however, many more are taking advantage of the flu shots being offered by local drug stores.


When you are trying to determine where to go to get this essential shot, how do you determine the location that is best for you and how much does it really matter in the end?

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