5 Top Tips for Making Time to Hit the Gym during the Holidays

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Although you might be short on time during the holidays, your Phoenix physician recommends that you try your best to get as much exercise in. Exercise is always important, but it is particularly important during the holiday season when your stress levels might be higher than normal, as stress can cause a wide range of negative effects on the body including a lowered immune system, higher blood pressure, and more.
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Natural and Simple Ways to Reduce Holiday Stress and Stay Healthy

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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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The Only Halloween Safety Tips You Really Need

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Happy Halloween! Tonight is one of those nights where all of your best parenting skills are put to the test. Hyped-up kids, strangers, scary houses, dark streets, trouble and fun all wrapped up in one crazy night. At Family Practice Specialists, we consider Halloween to be one of those nights where anything is possible. Are we superstitious when it comes to Halloween? Nope, just cautious only because we have seen some ill effects of candy mixed with excited kids. So, let’s take a moment to make sure you’ve reviewed some of the more important safety tips specifically for Trick-or-Treating in Arizona on this night.
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Back Pain – When To See A Doctor To Get The Best Diagnosis

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Back pain is the most common reason for employees to call in sick to work, especially if their job requires them to lift heavy loads or sit long hours in front of a computer. While these two job descriptions might be completely different, they both cause a host of complications for your body, particularly your back.
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Breast Cancer Awareness: Risk Factors and Symptoms

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Cancer is a tricky situation because, although there are risk factors, many times it sneaks up on someone who has no family history, no traditional risk factor, and often is caught in late stages. At Family Practice Specialists, we believe that education is a key element in recognizing not only the risk factors for cancer, but the symptoms of cancer should you not fall into those risk factor categories. So today, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month here in Phoenix, we want to provide some insight into breast cancer risk factors as well as the symptoms that you’ll want to be aware of.

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