An Ahwatukee Foothills nurse wants Valley residents to understand that managing chronic pain isn't a matter of being an addict.
Recently, I attended the AANP (American Association of Naturopathic Physicians) Convention, which was here in Phoenix at the Biltmore Resort.
The issue of addiction to medicine has seemed to grow in the past few years. Local doctors and addiction specialists are working on tackling the issue.
For most, the first words that pop into their heads when they hear "chiropractic care" are pain and trauma. The belief that the presence of back or neck pain is the only reason to ever visit a chiropractor is actually a myth.
We take for granted that doctors, lawyers, nail technicians and others we depend on for their expertise have gone through a series of requirements before they are allowed to interact with us.
According to Chinese medicine, each season of the year is associated to a different organ. In the fall it is the lungs and in the spring it is the liver. That would make sense since many people enjoy doing cleanses during that time of the year. The organ associated with the summer is the heart. The heart is very sensitive to summer. More heart attacks will happen during the summer. A person with heart issues will generally be sensitive to heat.
The Physical Activity Pyramid for Kids (Source: Fitness for Life Elementary School, Human Kinetics, 2010, used by permission) has five steps. Each of the steps is designed to illustrate a type of physical activity that has health benefits.
Many children today are being diagnosis with attention deficit disorder (ADD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), Asperger's and autism. We sometimes focus on the behavior, but never really understand what causes the behavior.
Influenza, commonly known as the "flu," is a viral infection that usually starts in the upper respiratory tract and often is associated with fevers, sore throat, body aches and chills.
Why do some people change and others resist? Why do some people embrace the tools in order to make the changes they need to make while other people stay stuck?
The doctor in charge of a private practice, two urgent cares, a wound-care company, nursing-home and home-health visits - all while advocating strongly for a hospital in Ahwatukee Foothills - just added to his list a new hospice care and the Professional Employment Organization.
A common belief among new mothers is that breastfeeding acts as a natural contraceptive. While it is true that breastfeeding delays ovulation, other factors must be taken into consideration to determine if a woman can trust breastfeeding as a method to prevent pregnancy.
Baby boomers heading into what used to be called retirement age are providing a 70 million-member strong market for legions of companies, entrepreneurs and cosmetic surgeons eager to capitalize on their "forever young" mindset, whether it's through wrinkle creams, face-lifts or workout regimens.
It is easier than ever to help someone with a life-threatening illness such as lymphoma or leukemia.
Early detection is a key defense
Spinal decompression: Non-surgical treatment for herniated and bulging discs
With today's economy being unstable, it is important to make the most of every investment.
Reminds us of dangers associated with delivering a baby electively before 39 weeks of gestation
In children and adolescents the most common mood disorders diagnosed are major depressive disorders like dysthymic disorder and bipolar disorder.
The vaccine against whooping cough falters after only about three years, a preliminary study suggests, adding support to school rules requiring kids to get the vaccination periodically.
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