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Immunizing your child against communicable diseases can protect them from more than 14 diseases that they may be vulnerable to before the age of two years. Vaccines today can protect children from life threatening diseases that would have threatened their families and community. The most common threat to children from vaccine preventable disease is whooping cough that occurs almost every year within United States leading to death in some extreme cases. If parents would have been more careful about vaccinating their children, then nearly 277 deaths between 2000 and 2014 would have been prevented in United States alone. Measles is another common illness in children that spreads easily and can lead to pneumonia in extreme cases.

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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is a neuropsychiatric problem that is genetic in nature and continues from childhood to adulthood leading to developmental problems. Many parents that are normal but have ADHD children tend to be concerned about the continued use of stimulant medication which can turn into abuse of these medicines if they take them over a long period of time. ADBD strikes men and women with different intensity and can cause symptoms like lack of focus, temper tantrums, lack of concentration and low threshold over anger management and depression. Sometimes with medication and mental exercises people tend to gain more control over their ADHD symptoms and can cope with them better.

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Influenza, or flu as we fondly call this illness that is rampant today, can vary from a small bout of sore throat, cold and fever to a full blown breakdown of the body, requiring hospitalization. Flu and fatalities from the illness are a cause for concern, and a flu shot can offer some respite. If your family doctor has suggested everyone in the family get the shot, but you have your concerns, the information that follows should help clear things up.

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As a parent of a child, preparing for back to school season in Phoenix almost always includes a visit to your primary care physician for a sports physical. If your child plans on participating in school sports or any extracurricular activities, they often must first be examined by their doctor to check for recent immunizations and their general state of health.

Why is this? Simply put: liability.

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Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is a medical treatment for women suffering from symptoms of menopause. The treatment is basically used to relieve symptoms of menopause by replacing certain female hormones that appear to be at a lower level as they approach a certain age.

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If you are undergoing constant sense of despair and helplessness then it can lead to prolonged sense of depression called clinical depression. The usual signs of depression are difficulty in enjoying company of friends and loved ones followed by long bouts of sleeping or binge eating. Sometimes depression runs through generations and just needs a trigger to push people over the edge while it may also affect people with no family history of mental illness and depression. Usually clinical depression tends to get disregarded and overlooked within families as a temper tantrum or recuperation phase following family or personal tragedy.

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Trigger Point Injections (commonly abbreviated as TPI) is a medical procedure that is used as a method of prompt pain relief in areas of muscles which have trigger points. The procedure is an outpatient procedure – it does not require the patient to stay in the hospital overnight. Before delving further into Trigger Point Injections and how they work, it is crucial to know what trigger points are.

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As cervical cancer is the cause for about 8% of total yearly deaths in the world, it is necessary to find a plausible cure against the disease. A papanicolaou test or a pap smear acts as a preventive measure against it.

The test is usually done during a pelvic exam. In women above 30, it is integrated with a test for human papillomavirus (HPV). It involves the scraping of cells from the opening of the cervix and then placing them under a microscope for examination. The microscopic examination is done to detect the presence of abnormal cells.

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One lesser-known service provided by Phoenix Family Medical Clinic is hormone replacement therapy. Commonly confused and mistaken with gender reassignment therapy, hormone replacement is actually a common procedure for men and women entering their golden years. The truth is, as the body ages, both males and females produce fewer key hormones specific to sexual drive as well as other vital bodily functions and growth. Hormone replacement therapy increases depleting hormone levels to keep the body operating as it should.

In fact, hormone replacement therapy assists the central hub of your nervous system, the pituitary gland, as it sends messages to the brain controlling energy levels, body temperature, and even your heart beat and urine regulation! Because the pituitary gland’s hormonal output affects many bodily functions, a failure to produce the hormones necessary during an individual’s mid-life has the potential to cause some serious damage.

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The birth of a child can trigger a variety of overwhelming emotions in the mother. It could be extreme happiness, anxiety or even depression. Postpartum or post-natal depression (PPD) is one that affects new mothers.

Most of the times, the mood swings and crying spells experienced by the mother, fade quickly. If not, they can experience serious and severe symptoms.

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Bronchitis in children can start from minor ailments like running nose and mild cough with breathing problems at night. If left untreated, the ailment can deteriorate to severe chest infection as illness spreads to windpipe leading to fever and deep coughs. The most ideal precaution you can take to ensure that light flu does not deteriorate to bronchitis in your child is to take him/her to family doctor and administer appropriate medicines. The most common reason for bronchitis in children is air pollution and physical proximity to other children that are suffering from the same disease. Sometimes children get bronchitis even during seasonal changes like winter and monsoon.

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When you have a child with ADHD, you may find it trying to control his/her impulsive behavior and lack of attention in any activity for a long time. An ADHD child can find it difficult to concentrate in studies or sit in class for specific number of hours which may lead to loss of self-esteem. Children suffering from ADHD can have three types of disorders like inattentiveness, hyperactivity and a combination of both. Instead of raving against destiny, it is advisable to accept the situation and then look for professional advice to help your child through academics to help him/her live a normal life among peers.

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Acid reflux or heartburn is a common problem that affects most people from time to time. It occurs when the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) can’t close properly and gives stomach acid a way to enter the tube. Normally, the esophagus closes once you stop consuming food and forms a barrier against stomach acid. The stomach acid causes burning sensation in the chest, which can be severe and require immediate medical attention. When acid reflux occurs frequently, the diagnosis is gastro esophageal disease (GERD). If you experience heartburn, it is advisable to consult your family doctor to get to the root of the problem.

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For many Phoenix residents, the impending monsoon season brings a wave of headaches, migraines and joint pain. The biggest catalyst for these conditions is the change in air pressure, which typically results in joint pain as well as headaches. During this time of year, our healthcare providers see a rise in patients seeking pain relief to manage these symptoms. If you are experiencing chronic pain, Phoenix Family Medical Clinic wants to help you achieve better health with our many pain management services.

If you are experiencing knee or shoulder pain, our providers can assess whether you have join or tissue injury around these regions and determine where your inflammation is the worst.

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Chronic Fatigue Disease (CFS) is a complex mental disorder that causes extreme weakness and fatigue. The fatigue does not go away even after the patient rests and persists for a long time limiting the patient's ability to perform daily chores. It may even cause long term disability or illness, particularly in young people and children.

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Men and women are inherently different in several major (and minor) ways, which is why the old adage

“men are from Mars and women are from Venus”

rings so true to the most of us even today. From differences in how their chromosomal patterns, skeletal structure and physiological functions are arranged, to differences in how they handle relationships, have fun or even go shopping – the two sexes are divergent.

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Living with Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or ADHD is difficult regardless of if you are the one suffering from this order or are living with someone that suffers from this disorder. ADHD is a childhood disorder that will continue to plague your life through adolescence and adulthood. It is important to inculcate coping skills from the moment of diagnosis in order to live a happier and more fulfilling life.

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Managing children with ADHD can become stressful for a parent if he/she does not know how to direct the child’s energy towards fruitful activity. Making an ADHD child focus on homework or work at home can be challenging for parents and siblings as they tend to get distracted by everything around them. To get children with ADHD to focus and concentrate on matters at hand, you will need to dissect tasks into time slots and lay down strict regulations about completing one before going on to the next one. This will instill a semblance of responsibility within them so they can manage their tasks better and live a disciplined life as they grow older.

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The providers at our Phoenix Family Medical Clinic Valley walk-in clinics often see patients with symptoms that could indicate diabetes. This is an epidemic condition that has exponentially grown throughout America due to new habits that bring on this disease.

Symptoms that could tip in favor of a diabetes diagnosis include:

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Heart is a vital organ, and it needs much care to keep it healthy and running. A healthy heart is a sign of a healthy body and can also help in keeping other diseases at bay. A healthy heart is all about a healthy and simple lifestyle. Keeping the heart healthy can increase the longevity and quality of life. Below are some tips to maintain a healthy heart.

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