Prevention Archives

7 tips to maintain a healthy heart

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Every year 1.5 million men and women will have a heart attack or stroke.  Heart disease will kill as many Americans each year as all cancers, pneumonias and accidents combined. What can you do to prevent heart disease or minimize its impact on your life? Charles Katzenberg, MD, a cardiologist with the University of Arizona Sarver Heart… Read More →

Are You Fueling or Poisoning Your Body?

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In today’s culture of skinny jeans and pencil skirts, the choice of diet meals and drinks can appear to be an alluring solution to achieving body image expectation. Snacks, drinks, and meals line grocery store shelves labeled as “sugar-free” and “low calorie.” Sounds like a simple choice, right?  After all, processed sugar isn’t recommended by… Read More →

Tips to stay safe while driving during holidays

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With the holiday season upon us, safe and responsible driving is more important than ever. The increased traffic, seasonal parties and unpredictable weather conditions all pose a dangerous threat to Phoenix roads and contribute to an increase in traffic crashes and injuries. The Traffic Safety Coalition (TSC) urges citizens to drive responsibly during this busy… Read More →

Tips for parents to keep Halloween healthy

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It’s Halloween. You don’t want to be the house that’s known for giving out carrot sticks, but you’d also like to hand out sweet treats that’s aren’t so bad on kids’ teeth. That’s where Chandler Dentist J. Philipp’s suggestions can help: The Good Candies • Sugar free lollipops stimulate saliva production, which flushes away bacteria.… Read More →

5 Brain-Health Tips from Bodybuilding Neurosurgeon

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As a fitness expert and neurosurgeon, Dr. Brett Osborn says he appreciates the growing public interest in general health and fitness. Now, he says, that attention needs to extend to arguably our most essential organ – the brain. “There are several, multi-billion dollar industries out there dedicated to burning fat and building muscle; cognitive health,… Read More →

Arizona health official: Get your flu shot

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Arizona’s top health official says it’s time to get vaccinated for the flu and to encourage others to do the same. The flu season usually starts in October, and state Health Services Director Will Humble says steps now underway include monitoring reported cases and distributing distribution of vaccines. He says officials also are testing flu… Read More →

Peripheral Artery Disease: Are you at risk?

Kelley A. Gillroy, D.P.M., a podiatrist at the Midwestern University Multispecialty Clinic

September is Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) Awareness Month. PAD is a serious circulatory problem in which the blood vessels that carry blood to your arms, legs, brain, or kidneys, become narrowed or clogged. An estimated eight to 12 million people have peripheral artery disease, but because many people do not know the warning signs or… Read More →

Do your kids eat right?

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Every parent wants good things for their children: a positive outlook on life, a healthy respect for authority, a strong sense of self, a disease-free body…a healthy body weight. Despite our best intentions, a recent report suggests that for the first time in two centuries, the current generation of children may have a shorter life… Read More →

Why Kids Shouldn’t Be Guzzling ‘Energy’ Drinks

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Anxiety, hypertension, elevated heart rates, interrupted sleep patterns and headaches are just some of the side effects commonly associated with energy drinks, and those problems are more pronounced in children, according to a recent University of Miami study. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg. These drinks have also been linked to heart palpitations,… Read More →

Heat Increases Danger for Seniors Taking Prescriptions

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A potentially deadly danger lurks in the medicine cabinets of local seniors this summer. Did you know that heat, when combined with certain medications, can seriously harm seniors? That’s why SYNERGY HomeCare, one of the nation’s largest non-medical in-home care franchises, with local offices in our area, recommends that families pay special attention to seniors… Read More →

Hormonal Happy Hours come to Valley

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A Valley Internal Medicine doctor has a unique way of reaching out to women of all ages about their health. These quarterly free events are called Hormonal Happy Hours and they are educational, enlightening, approachable and fun. September is Menopause Awareness Month. Dr. Angela DeRosa, D.O., M.B.A., C. P. E. will answer your questions about… Read More →

Does that hurt? Tips to prevent exercise injuries

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Can you relate to this scenario? After putting it off for too long, you commit to get fit—only to find yourself injured the minute you start working out. All of the sudden your fitness goals go back on the shelf and you are left to deal with the pain. Whether your injury occurs right off… Read More →

Expert offers tips on heat-related emergencies

Exercise Addiction: Do You Know When To Stop?

Dr. Kevin Haselhorst, an emergency medicine physician at ’s Arrowhead and West Valley hospitals, answered questions about how to prevent heat-related emergencies. Question: What can be done to prevent heat-related medical emergencies? Answer: The high temperatures we experience in Arizona make us vulnerable to heat-related illnesses, so it is important to know how we can… Read More →

How to Cope with Depression from Disease

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Sometimes, not knowing the truth about something of immediate importance can create some of the most intense stress, says former chronic pain sufferer Janet Komanchuk. “The families of victims who’ve been missing for years or decades – identifying the body of their loved one, for example, can bring closure. For me, being diagnosed with fibromyalgia… Read More →