Healthy Tips For The Holidays

Healthy Tips For The Holidays

It’s holiday party season– hooray! The holiday party loop can be tricky to navigate. Cookies are everywhere– at work, at home, at cookie swaps. Wine is flowin’ and we’re tempted by the holiday foods we won’t see again for another year. Often, we enter the new year feeling a little blo...
Healthy Aging: What Can You Control?

Healthy Aging: What Can You Control?

Healthy Aging: What Can You Control? Genetics isn’t the only factor in aging. Here’s how to break the mold. When it comes to aging vs. Healthy Aging, Bebe Shaw didn’t hit the genetic lottery. Her mother died from congestive heart failure, her father of a heart condition. The younger of her two br...
Tips to Help Prevent Colds and Flu

Tips to Help Prevent Colds and Flu

Prevent Colds and Flu: Yes, you can prevent colds and flu most of the time. Surveys show that Americans suffer a billion colds each year. Yes, you read that right. One BILLION, with a B. When you add in the flu, the number is even higher. But there are things you can do to prevent […]
Backpack Safety!

Backpack Safety!

When you move your child’s backpack after he or she drops it at the door, does it feel like it contains 40 pounds of rocks? Maybe you’ve noticed your child struggling to put it on, bending forward while carrying it, or complaining of tingling or numbness. If you’ve been concerned about the ...
Summer temperatures are on the rise! Heat-Related Illness

Summer temperatures are on the rise! Heat-Related Illness

Between days spent by the pool, enjoying your favorite outdoor activities and even your daily commute, it is very easy to become dehydrated. Drinking water and sports drinks a good start to hydration. Arizona is one of the hottest places on earth from May to September. Heat Related illness is com...
High Blood Pressure: What you need to know!

High Blood Pressure: What you need to know!

What is Blood Pressure? When your heart pumps blood through the blood vessels, the blood pushes against the walls of your blood vessels. This creates blood pressure. Your body needs blood pressure to move the blood throughout your body, so every part of your body can get the oxygen it needs. Heal...
How to Beat Summer Allergies!

How to Beat Summer Allergies!

Introducing Homewood Family Medicine’s quick and accurate in office testing and treatment! You can be tested for food and environmental allergies in 15 minutes! Spring’s over, but you’re still stopped up, sniffly, and sneezing. Welcome to summer allergy season. It keeps going long after April...
Muscle Cramps: Have you ever experienced a “charley horse”?

Muscle Cramps: Have you ever experienced a “charley horse”?

Muscle Cramps: Have you ever experienced a “charley horse”? If yes, you probably still remember the sudden, tight and intense pain caused by a muscle locked in spasm. A cramp is an involuntary and forcibly contracted muscle that does not relax. Cramps can affect any muscle under your voluntar...
Cheerleading Safety!

Cheerleading Safety!

Safety is a big concern in all sports and cheerleading is no exception. Because it combines both stunting and gymnastics, there are many opportunities for accidents if the proper precautions aren’t taken. While we often think of them as being nothing more than entertainment on the sidelines, ch...
Arizona Hiking Tips: Take a Hike. Do it Right.

Arizona Hiking Tips: Take a Hike. Do it Right.

Arizona Hiking Tips: Take a Hike. Do it Right. When you explore trails, you’re leaving the safety and structure of your home and local Starbucks for an unpredictable and unstructured environment. You can never eliminate the unpredictable aspect of nature, but the risk is part of the reward. To ...