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The health of the child is the most important thing for any parent. Protecting the child and providing anything and everything to keep the child hale and hearty is the best thing a parent can do. As a parent, one may not like the child to go through the prick of the injection but that single prick can protect the child from a number of serious and fatal diseases. And not all vaccinations are delivered by an injection. Below are some reasons why vaccinations are important for children.

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Taking care of yourself is the first step to personal success. In addition to feeding your body with healthy food and participating in physical activities that you like, there are many other ways that can help you boost your overall well being. Well-being is the amalgamation of physical, mental, social and financial well-being. Also many doctors associate well being with understanding, acceptance, balance, and invariable development. So what should you do to achieve the whole package of well-being? Peruse this article as we discuss the 5 essentials to boost your well-being.

Stay active

Performing a physical activity not only enhances your body fitness but also improves your mental well-being. Staying active and energetic has many positive effects like reduced stress and anxiety levels, better immunity and improved sleep cycles. Try to incorporate some fun physical activities in your daily routine like:

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With cases of childhood obesity on the rise, eating habits of kids have definitely come under the radar of most parents. Here are some ways in which parents can instill healthy eating habits in kids.

Healthy eating as a way of life

Ask your family doctor, and they will probably tell you to make healthy food as a staple in your everyday food, as opposed to making it something that you pack in their lunches every time you read up on health articles. Nutritionists say that this can help kids in adopting healthy eating habits better when compared to using negative connotations to explain the same to them. Making healthy eating a regular practice will make it seem as a natural thing to do, as they will not see it as something that needs effort.

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Do you ever wish you had lustrous locks like Jennifer Aniston in the hit TV comedy series, Friends? Girls all over the world rushed to their nearest beauty salons to copy “Rachel’s” hairdo and stormed the shelves of their local supermarkets for the best hair products to get that almost-artificial shine.

However, it’s not just what you use on your hair but what you put in your mouth that makes all the difference. Apart from getting loads of sleep, reducing stress and exercising, eating the right foods will add that extra lustre, volume and shine to your hair and reduces hair and scalp-related problems like dryness, dandruff and the scariest of all – hair fall.

Here is a list of a few power foods that you should be incorporating in your daily diet to give your hair all the vitamins, nutrients and minerals that it needs to be healthy and beautiful:

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Most men over 50 are repeatedly fed prostate cancer prevention tips, but the fact is most men don’t even know what the prostate is, where it is and what bodily function it has! It is a very vital gland as part of a male’s healthy sexual life. Its placement is actually between the bladder and the testicles, and most would say it is about walnut size.

An interesting fact is that the urethra, the tube that carries liquid waste from the bladder out of the body through the penis, actually runs through prostate gland. That’s why when men start noticing some difficulty in fully emptying their bladder or a change in their urine flow, they need to consult their doctor to ensure there is no blockage occurring in their prostate gland.

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You regularly wash your hands, go through bottles of hand sanitizers in a week, and always cough or sneeze into a tissue, only to once again land up to the doctor with another common cold or sore throat. Maybe it’s not what you’re doing to prevent germs from entering into your body, but what you’re not eating to build your body’s immunity against those pesky germs.

Here are 10 super foods that you might want to start incorporating into your daily diet to get rid of contracting common flu-like illnesses all the time –

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The brain; rightfully known as the think tank of the human body,controls our every movement, allows us to move, speak, talk, think, and perform almost every one of the thousands of functions that we perform everyday. Without our brain working in perfect condition, our body will be completely useless and dysfunctional. The brain instructs our legs to move when we want to get up and walk and instructs our arms and hands to move when we want to comb our hair or brush our teeth, so without a doubt, the brain is the most important organ in a human body.

Here are 10 power foods for your brain that you should be eating everyday to live a long, healthy and happy life-

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A child or teen with ADHD can be more of a challenge to manage than a normal child and you would require extra care as a parent or teacher to manage their energy and channelize it to get required results and reduce discomfort for both the adult and the child. Here are some useful tips from psychotherapists who also work as family doctors with parents and coach them on how to care for children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). They help parents to first gauge their child’s behavior and study their reactions based on certain parameters before you approach a doctor at the nearest Phoenix Family Medical Clinic.

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A bad bout of flu can be debilitating, but with some extra care you should be able to manage to get through this with the least discomfort. Here are some useful tips from family doctors, on how to care for someone with flu. Remember, these are your first line of defense. In case of worsening of symptoms, do not wait to approach a doctor at a walk in clinic like the Phoenix Family Medical Clinic.

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In a recent study commissioned by AbbVie Pharmaceuticals and shared by Fox News, it was revealed that nearly three-quarters of the entire U.S. population suffers digestive health issues. Even though digestive health problems are quite common, many patients are reluctant to mention them to their medical professionals. Did you know most of your current and unforeseen health conditions are related to your digestive health? Read on to learn about common intestinal, stomach or digestive concerns to share with your family doctor.

Many medical studies and research prove that there is such a strong connection between the gastrointestinal (GI) tract and several other conditions such as:

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Women need to take conscious steps to protect their bodies when they are postmenopausal and this includes regular check ups at the family clinic. This preventive care can help you lead a healthy, active life well into your golden years.

After menopause, you become vulnerable to a number of illnesses that you were once protected against while you were menstruating. Here are some of the bigger ones you must be aware of.

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Nearly 10 percent of students in school are affected by ADHD or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Statistics say that boys have nearly three times higher odds of being diagnosed with ADHD than girls, although there have not been any scientific findings that explain why this happens. However, researchers say that ADHD may have links to the genetic build-up of an individual.

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More often than not, patients will visit a physician only when they are sick. What many fail to realize is wellness checks ensure that their health is being maintained at proper levels to prevent any future illnesses or diseases.

This month is cervical cancer and thyroid awareness month. Here at Phoenix Family Medical Clinic, we offer a large range of services including women’s health, anti-aging medicine, men’s health and children’s health. We are here to provide you integrative medicine techniques designed to keep you well as well, as to help you recover from illness.

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People need you. They need you to be at this holiday party and that holiday play. Your kids have finals and projects that are due like yesterday. The holiday season can be one of the coziest, most loving times of the year for many, but others dread it.

When the weather changes, grey, hazy skies can sometimes impact an individual’s mood. Last year we talked about Seasonal Affective Disorder, which is a form of winter depression. The holidays can also be a very sad time for others, especially when there was a loss close to any of the previously beloved holidays. It serves as a constant reminder that others are enjoying this season, while for them it’s a symbol of their darkest moments in life.

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With cold and flu season on the rise, the physicians at Phoenix Family Medical, your Phoenix walk-in clinic, recognize that those suffering from asthma may be finding it even more difficult to breathe. Even a simple cold can trigger an asthma attack, and our dry weather and dusty air certainly don’t make it easier for asthma patients to breathe.

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In case you have not heard or noticed, Phoenix Family Medical Clinic now has a new location at McDowell Road and Third Avenue near downtown Phoenix. One of the main providers at this location is Nathan Payne PA-C, who joined Phoenix Family Medical Clinic in 2013. Join us as we discuss with him some of the benefits Phoenix residents can find at this location!

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With the long stretches of heat lingering this summer, the last thing on your mind is likely flu prevention. On the other hand, with cases of the flu typically appearing in October and peaking between January and February per the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (USDHHS), the time to protect yourself is now. At Phoenix Family Medical Clinic, we have been stocking up on flu vaccinations to cater to the significant call for vaccines in the Phoenix, Surprise and Tempe area.

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There is a lot of planning and chaos that goes into preparing your child for school. Parents often ease their child back into the new school year with back-to-school shopping and gradually readjusting their bedtimes from the once-lax summer ones into more strict school-centric sleeping schedules. Preventative care is another measure you should take to prepare your child for the coming year at school.

Teachers and students in classrooms are often exposed to different infections and viral conditions, and schools typically try to update parents about any potential health concerns. One great way to combat any new health warnings is for your child to participate in our low-priced sports physicals! We offer the best prices throughout the Phoenix area, starting at $20 per exam!

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Phoenicians are no stranger to the term “dry heat.” What exactly is it, and how can you beat it? According to Urban Dictionary, when in reference to outside temperature, it is the relationship between the outside air’s heat index and the humidity in the air. This typically means a high temperature accompanied by a low level of humidity[1]. A dry heat is actually beneficial to those who live locally in Phoenix, Arizona since the effects that dry heat has on your body allows your skin to breathe and naturally cool down through sweating.

In a moist environment, however, high temperatures can cause difficulties in the human body’s attempts to cool down; because the air is already naturally saturated, there is a decreased chance of your sweat dissipating. This forces individuals to seek relief via air conditioning, dehumidifiers and circulation fans for cooler, dryer environments.

Dry heat in desert climates nonetheless can be extremely HOT, and cooling yourself down as much as possible is a must. Phoenix Family Medical Clinic has prepared a list of ways to effectively cool down.

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Summer is often thought of as the time to wear attire made with lighter fabrics and shorter leg lengths as you enjoy the glorious weather. It is also when our no-insurance clinics often see people with skin-related issues. Last month we discussed your body's reaction to the sun, but extremities can cause severe skin damage or other skin-related issues to flare up.

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