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Medical salon shows local nurse feel-good side to nursing

After spending time in many different nursing positions through the years, Bernadette Mints said she’s finally found the feel-good side of nursing she was looking for in her own medical salon.

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Thursday 04/10/2014
Ask the Professional: Coins and Precious Metals
Updated: April 11, 2014 - 11:09 am

Does Biltmore Loan buy or loan on coins and precious metals?

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Friday 09/28/2012
Athletic trainers see it all
Updated: May 22, 2015 - 10:36 am

The best Friday night for Jess Pierce calls for her to do nothing more than enjoy the sideline view at every Mountain Pointe football game.

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Ahwatukee surgeon uses unique technique to treat skin cancer
Updated: September 28, 2012 - 12:20 pm

When Pat Parnell was told the scar that was slowly growing across her face was basal cell carcinoma, or skin cancer, she was a little nervous about going in for surgery.

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Ahwatukee weight-loss program changed life for local woman
Updated: September 24, 2013 - 3:58 pm

Among a sea of trendy diet fads, Ahwatukee Weight Loss aims to give patients a healthy, lifestyle change with their physician-supervised programs and simple combination of healthy eating with exercise.

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Picking the right hospital for you
Updated: November 01, 2014 - 9:14 pm

If you’re having a medical emergency, the best thing you can do is get to the nearest hospital.

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Ahwatukee student builds sensory room for kids with Autism
Updated: October 19, 2012 - 2:09 pm

Colt Sample, a student at Kyrene Altadeña Middle School, recently built a sensory room to help students with Autism or on the spectrum.

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Eating right with asthma
Updated: January 09, 2015 - 3:45 pm

The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality and current health statistics indicate that asthma is the most chronic childhood disease in Arizona, affecting 9.4 percent of children and being a leading cause of absences from school.

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Natural headache relief
Updated: December 22, 2012 - 3:14 pm

More than 300 million people worldwide experience severe or debilitating headaches. Migraines alone affect 9 percent of the U.S. population and cost $1 billion a year in direct medical expenses. The incidence of individuals who suffer migraine headaches has increased by 50 percent within the last 20 years with 75 percent of migraine sufferers being women.

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Do you know what your blood pressure is?
Updated: December 18, 2012 - 4:46 pm

Vital signs. Now there’s a phrase that brings a particular image to mind: An emergency room in a hospital with doctors and nurses flurrying about in life and death struggles; monitors and machines beeping, humming and whirring all clamoring to provide their piece of information as part of the care and treatment being provided. One such piece of vital information is blood pressure.

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Your body’s very own James Bond
Updated: September 24, 2013 - 4:07 pm

They might not be dressed in tuxes or have a martini in hand, but they’re your body’s go-to defense in the fight against aging.

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Make sure you’re fulfilling your calcium needs during pregnancy
Updated: January 09, 2015 - 3:45 pm

Getting enough calcium is an important part of everyone’s diet, and that is especially true during pregnancy. In fact, the need for calcium is even greater during gestation, particularly in the second and third trimesters.

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Doctors forced to tread lightly when speaking of patient weight problems
Updated: August 29, 2013 - 9:56 am

I just read an article published in the International Journal of Obesity that discussed the impact of doctors’ words on patients when talking about obesity.

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2012 Olympians received dental care at Olympic Village
Updated: April 25, 2013 - 3:32 pm

The London 2012 Olympians showed the world how one can devote themselves to exercise and perfect health. But what many do not know is that the athletes were also given the opportunity to improve their oral health.

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Studies more firmly tie sugary drinks to obesity
Updated: September 10, 2013 - 9:15 am

New research powerfully strengthens the case against soda and other sugary drinks as culprits in the obesity epidemic.

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IUDs, implants urged for teen girls’ birth control
Updated: December 18, 2012 - 3:58 pm

Teenage girls may prefer the pill, the patch or even wishful thinking, but their doctors should be recommending IUDs or hormonal implants — long-lasting and more effective birth control that you don’t have to remember to use every time, the nation’s leading gynecologists group said on Sept. 20.

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Study: Placebo or not, acupuncture helps with pain
Updated: November 23, 2012 - 3:53 pm

Acupuncture gets a thumbs-up for helping relieve pain from chronic headaches, backaches and arthritis in a review of more than two dozen studies — the latest analysis of an often-studied therapy that has as many fans as critics.

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Thursday 09/27/2012
Medical salon shows local nurse feel-good side to nursing
Updated: September 08, 2014 - 6:53 am

After spending time in many different nursing positions through the years, Bernadette Mints said she’s finally found the feel-good side of nursing she was looking for in her own medical salon.

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Medical calendar

Saturday, Sept. 29

Wellness seminar series

Wellness seminar series courtesy of Desert Wellness Center. Free health and wellness class open to the public at Pecos Community Center, presented by Dr. Courtney Cronin, NMD, titled, “The why and how of a vegetarian diet.”

DETAILS>>10 a.m. Sept. 29 at Pecos Community Center, 17010 S. 48th St., Phoenix. Dr. Courtney Cronin, NMD; (480) 820-6695; www.desertwellnesscenter.com.


‘Stork Express’ Event to Help Pregnant Moms Easily Find OB/GYN

Banner Baywood Medical Center in east Mesa is holding a special “speed dating” event for moms-to-be. Moms will meet six different OB/GYNs – back-to-back – in order to see which doctor they would like to care for them during their pregnancy and through their birth experiences. Typically, moms-to-be spend many hours driving around, meeting and interviewing physicians until they find that special bond with a doctor. This program gives moms-to-be the opportunity to meet a series of OB/GYNs in an easy and hassle-free manner.

Six doctors will participate in the “speed dating” event so moms can find their perfect match. In addition to meeting the series of doctors, moms will be able to utilize the newly remodeled OB department at Banner Baywood. The baby shower-themed event will also include several fun giveaways.

DETAILS>> 10 a.m. Sept. 29 at Banner Baywood Medical Center, 6644 E. Baywood Ave. in Mesa. To RSVP, call (602) 230-CARE.



Sunday, Sept. 30

Ahwatukee JDRF golf classic

The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation golf classic takes place in Ahwatukee with all proceeds to help fund research to find a cure for Type 1 diabetes (individuals that are insulin dependent and will not go away with diet and exercise). Diabetics have to endure a minimum of four blood sugar checks and insulin shots each day just to stay alive.

DETAILS>>8 a.m. tee time Sept. 30 at Club West Golf Club, 16400 S. 14th Ave., $80 per person. Call Peggy Schapler at (602) 999-4199 to register.



Tuesday, Oct. 2

Living Your Life With Purpose - Develop Your True Sense

The Living with Purpose class series goal is to will help you in every aspect of your life. Discover the power and satisfaction that comes from clarifying your life’s purpose. Evaluate where you are on the journey to discovering purpose and learn tools to living on purpose. Join Spiritual Care Services and author, Kirk Wilkinson, The Happiness Factor, in this “brown bag” series of 12 workshops center around living your life with purpose.

DETAILS>> Noon on Tuesday, Oct. 2 at Chandler Regional Medical Center, 1955 W. Frye Road. The fee is $10 per class. For more information or to register, please call the ResourceLink at (480) 728-5414.


East Valley Diabetes Outreach Support Group

For people with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes (newly diagnosed or seasoned veterans). This ongoing informational session is hosted by the diabetes educators at Chandler Regional Medical Center. Attendees are provided with a myriad of educational materials on topics of interest to those living with diabetes. This group is open to members of the community, and prior attendance at our Discovering Diabetes series is not required.

DETAILS>> 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2 at Chandler Regional Medical Center, 1955 W. Frye Road. There is no cost to attend. For more information or to register, please call the ResourceLink at (480) 728-5414.



Wednesday, Oct. 3

Grief support in Ahwatukee

Hospice of the Valley offers a free ongoing grief support group for adults and is open to any adult who has experienced a loss through death. No registration required.

DETAILS>>6 to 7:30 p.m. first and third Wednesdays, Pecos Community Center, 17010 S. 48th St. (602) 636-5390 or hov.org.


Congestive Heart Failure Education

Heart failure affects five million people in the U.S. and the disease is on the rise. Evidence suggests that patients and their caregivers who are well educated on managing the condition experience a more successful transition home after a hospitalization and are more likely to avoid readmission. Chandler Regional experts will discuss information essential to managing congestive heart failure, including diet, weight and symptom management, and medication regimen.

Congestive heart failure is caused by impairment of the heart’s ability to pump effectively. The following are manageable conditions that can place you at risk for heart failure:

Coronary artery disease, high blood pressure, heart valve disorders, long-term alcohol abuse, and viral infections

DETAILS>> 6:30 p.m. every Wednesday from Oct. 3 to Dec. 26 at Chandler Regional Medical Center, 1955 W. Frye Road. Free to those living with congestive heart failure and their caregivers. Registration is required for this class. RSVP to ResourceLink toll-free at (480) 728-5414.



Saturday, Oct. 6

Free orthopedic sports injury evaluations

Arizona Orthopedic Surgical Hospital (AOSH) is offering free orthopedic sports injury evaluations for high school athletes on Saturdays this fall. These sessions will be conducted by orthopedic surgeons who specialize in sports medicine and include both an evaluation and treatment recommendation. Athletes should bring proof of insurance, copy of X-rays or MRI taken prior to visit.

DETAILS>>6:30 a.m. registration begins; exams 7 to 9 a.m. Oct. 6, 13, 20 and 27 at Arizona Orthopedic Surgical Hospital, 2905 W. Warner Road, Chandler. www.azosh.com (480) 603-9000.



Monday, Oct. 15

Ahwatukee Multiple Sclerosis self help group

This self help group addresses the informational, emotional and social support needs of the MS community in Ahwatukee, Chandler and south Tempe. People with MS, care partners and spouses are welcome to participate. Sponsored by the National Multiple Sclerosis society.

DETAILS>>10 a.m. to noon on third Monday of every month, September to June. First meeting is Oct. 15 at Ahwatukee Dignity Health Urgent Care, conference room, 4545 E. Chandler Blvd. Free to attend. Contact Lynn Grant lgrant3567Wyahoo.com (480) 414-7172 or Renee Newman reneenewman@cox.net (480) 940-0521.


5th AIDS walk Phoenix & 5K run

Walkers, runners, pets and teams are registering for the 5th AIDS walk Phoenix $5K run to raise operating funds for 20 HIV/AIDS service agencies. This year’s goal is $500K. Event also includes entertainment along the walk route.

DETAILS>>7 a.m. run begins at 9 a.m., Oct. 21 at 3rd Ave. and Washington St., Phoenix. Register at www.aidswalkphoenix.org. Minimum registration is $25 and participants are asked to raise an additional $25. Kit Kloeckl (602) 882-8675.



Tuesday, Oct. 16

East Valley Diabetes Pumpers Outreach Support

For people with Type 1 diabetes (newly diagnosed or seasoned veterans). This support group is facilitated by the diabetes educators at Chandler Regional Medical Center. Sessions provide an open forum to discuss topics related to insulin pumps. All are welcome to attend this informal discussion group. This class is free.

DETAILS>> 7 p.m. Oct. 16 at Chandler Regional Medical Center, 1955 W. Frye Road in Chandler. For more information or to register, please call the ResourceLink at (480) 728-5414.



Thursday, Oct. 25

The Art of Breastfeeding

This class is designed to support and educate expectant mothers about breastfeeding and its advantages. During the course, expectant mothers learn about anatomy and physiology of breastfeeding, baby’s cues for hunger, basic breastfeeding techniques, and working through the difficulties of breastfeeding. Participants are asked to bring a doll of newborn size to class.

DETAILS>> 6 p.m. Oct. 25 at Chandler Regional Medical Center, 1955 W. Frye Road. The fee for this class is $25. For more information or to register, call the ResourceLink at (480) 728-5414.



Sunday, Nov. 4

2012 Congenital Heart Walk

The Congenital Heart Walk, to fight congenital heart disease, is a joint effort between the Adult Congenital Heart Association and The Children’s Heart Foundation. Join together in support of the millions of people impacted by congenital heart disease. There will be activities for families, music and information available.

DETAILS>>8 a.m. to noon Nov. 4 at Tempe Diablo Stadium, 2200 W. Alameda Drive, Tempe. http://bit.ly/congenitalheartwalk




Multiple Sclerosis self help support group

This group addresses the informational, emotional and social support needs of the MS community. People with MS, care partners and spouses are welcome to participate. To mobilize people and resources to drive research for a cure and to address the challenges of everyone affected by MS.

DETAILS>>10 a.m. to noon, 3rd Monday of each month, Dignity Health Urgent Care Ahwatukee, conference room, 4545 E. Chandler Blvd. free; Lynn Grant, lgrant3567@yahoo.com (480) 414-7172.




Sun Lakes Parkinson’s support group - care partners only

A care partners meeting each month. This format provides the opportunity for those caring for someone with Parkinson’s to meet with others in like situations. Kristina Watts, patient services coordinator from the Muhammad Ali Parkinson’s Center facilitates this group session. This group is for caregivers only.

DETAILS>>3 p.m. first Friday of each month, Card Room at the Sun Lakes Country Club, 25601 North Sun Lakes Blvd. Grace Roth, (480) 895-1734 or Susan Uhrich, (480) 305-0031.




Bosom Buddies of Arizona support group

Ahwatukee/Chandler non-profit breast cancer support group

DETAILS>>10 a.m. to noon, second Saturday of every month, Morrison Boardroom next to Chandler Regional Medical Center, 1875 W. Frye Road in Chandler; Patti Lynch (480) 893-8900 tomklynch@msn.com or Cele Ludig (480) 330-4301.

• Beverly Stidham, (480) 898-7924 or bstidham@ahwatukee.com


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