It’s that time of the year again! The license plates are changing color in Arizona and ‘tis the season to get your flu shot. Peak influenza activity is usually from December to March and in Arizona, usually peaks in January and February. Every year the flu season is a... Read More
Over the last few decades, mountain biking has remained a popular outdoor recreational activity. According to the Outdoor Industry Foundation, nearly 40 million people mountain bike every year in the U.S.
As public health concerns including obesity, heart disease, and diabetes are on the... Read More
What to know before traveling to the Summer Olympics
In August, the world will gather to witness the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The International Olympic Committee predicts a half a million tourists will visit Brazil for the Olympic Games; a first for the... Read More
Zika virus is rapidly spreading throughout the Americas, and yesterday the World Health Organization (WHO) declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. The WHO alert places Zika in the same category of concern as Ebola. Margaret Chan, the Director General of the WHO,... Read More
On January 15, 2016 the CDC issued a travel advisory cautioning woman who are pregnant (or planning to become pregnant) to avoid travel to 14 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean currently experiencing an outbreak of Zika virus. The threat of Zika is... Read More
Nothing demonstrates the importance of tropical medicine more than having a loved one, patient, or yourself, fall ill while on vacation. I recently received a frantic email from one of my patients vacationing in Hawaii. During her time on the island, she fell violently ill and was later... Read More