We generally think winter gets us more illness as we tend to get cold and flu during winters. But there are many summer illnesses that occur during warmer months that are quite common. In this article, we will talk about some common summer illnesses, how you can tackle them yourself and when you should seek medical treatment. Here is a list of five major heat-related illnesses that you should be aware of. Each one is serious to some extent; however one among them is life-threatening. [Read more…]
The temperatures are getting warmer, the days longer and school is almost out for the summer. Do you know what that means? It is pool season! It is time to kick back, relax and enjoy some fun in the sun this summer. Along with your towel, swimwear and sunglasses, make certain you have the correct sunscreen for swimming. Waterproof sunblock is an essential part of swimming, especially in the heat and sun exposure here in Phoenix. Not all sunscreens are alike. Just because a sunscreen has a high SPF (sun protection factor) rating does not mean that it is meant to be exposed to water. You need to choose the correct sunscreen for the activity and to make sure you protect your skin! [Read more…]
If you are struggling to manage the outrageous costs associated with health insurance, you are not alone. Health-associated costs have increased both in terms of dollars and in terms of the proportion of household income in recent years. Furthermore, health insurance premiums represent the largest fraction of healthcare spending for households at all income levels — all before you even factor in a potentially expensive copay. [Read more…]
Arrowhead Health Center’s Dr. Johnston joins AZ TV7 on the Daily Mix to talk about Wearable Tech Gear. Dr. Johnston explains all of the different types of tech gear that are out there and how they work. With all of the new technology coming out these days it’s hard to keep up with the advancements, but the medical field has increased tremendously. Check out what Dr. Johnston has to show us in this short breakdown of some wonderful medical products. [Read more…]
Dr. Johnston joins 12 News to discuss the myths about treating allergies. We can all agree that spring is one of the worst allergy seasons in Phoenix, and if you never suffered from allergies, well you might just start. Or, you could be one of the lucky ones and not experience it at all! There are several remedies people use to either calm their allergies down or not feel them at all. Some actually work, but some can be just plain myths. [Read more…]
Arrowhead Health Center’s Dr. West discusses Melanoma with ABC 15 and Fox 10! One misunderstanding that people have about skin cancer is whether or not moles are cancerous. The truth is, moles are generally not dangerous; they are typically a benign growth of cells that give your skin color and can change color or extrusion over time. However, a small percentage of moles can become cancerous and develop melanoma over time.
Knowing how to recognize skin cancer symptoms early on is an incredibly useful skill to have when living in Arizona. While there are many benefits to residing in the Valley of the Sun, being exposed to constant UV rays can easily cause cancer to form in your skin. The key to catching signs of skin cancer depend upon many factors. No matter your age, a yearly doctor visit proves it’s crucial to pay attention to bodily changes such as a mole or freckle formations, discoloration, itchiness, or irritation. If you’re unfamiliar with different types of skin cancer and how to identify them, here are common indications and misconceptions about skin cancer symptoms: [Read more…]
Dr. Janice Johnston has been featured in Crain’s Phoenix “If I Knew Then” series! In this ongoing series, Crain’s Phoenix asks executives, entrepreneurs and business leaders about mistakes that have shaped their business philosophy. Dr. Johnston shares how she corrected a mistake she made early in her career, a lesson that has helped her earn recent success.