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.
Perhaps the biggest misunderstanding about gluten is that intolerance to the substance is not a simple binary matter of “allergic” or “not allergic.” The truth is, gluten intolerance can range from a mild sensitivity to and allergy to full-blown celiac disease. So while you may think to yourself, “I have been eating gluten forever and I am just fine,” you may have some mild symptoms of gluten sensitivity and not even realize it. [Read more…]
Summer is almost here which means it is time for camping, road trips, and numerous other adventures. Unfortunately, for the millions of people in America who have or have a loved one with asthma, it is also a peak time to find yourself dealing with an asthma attack without an inhaler. [Read more…]
You are probably aware of foods that raise cholesterol. But between all of the confusion about “good” cholesterol, “bad” cholesterol and blatant misinformation in the world regarding good nutrition, managing cholesterol can be daunting, to say the least. Here, we have created an article to help you make sense of it all and make good choices. [Read more…]
Juggling work, errands, exercise, and time with family and friends is a recipe for exhaustion. Sometimes, no matter how careful you are, injuries are bound to happen when your body is exhausted, and no one has the time to let an injury knock them off their feet. But continuing a lifestyle of being constantly on the move when you have an injury is a sure way to create more problems for your health. When it comes to day-to-day activities like going to the gym, you have to learn to find a balance of letting yourself heal without falling behind on your goals. [Read more…]