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Friday 09/27/2013
Preventing cognitive decline: Stay lean and eat fat
Updated: January 09, 2015 - 3:45 pm

We’ve all heard the adage “Use it or lose it,” and that couldn’t be more accurate in regards to our cognitive performance, with the first sign of an aging brain being that “tip of the tongue” phenomenon. We’ve come to accept that misplacing our keys, losing our train of thought mid-sentence, or forgetting the name of a familiar face is to be expected at about the same time we start needing reading glasses. Not necessarily so, report neuropsychologists and nutritional researchers. Although the brain can shrink as much as one-half to 1 percent annually in mid-life and memory starts to wane in our 30’s, there are things we can do to stave off this decline:

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Research bringing cures for blood cancers closer than you might think
Updated: March 24, 2014 - 8:45 am

September is Blood Cancer Awareness Month, a month when we can celebrate many of the advances that have been made in dealing with these complicated disorders.

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New Image Family Medicine to open medical spa
Updated: May 08, 2014 - 3:25 pm

New Image Family Medicine has been growing in Ahwatukee Foothills since 2006 and on Oct. 1 they’ll double again, adding a complete medical spa to their location at 13838 S. 46th Place, Suite 120.

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Diet is important factor in decreasing chances of getting prostate cancer
Updated: September 30, 2013 - 4:43 pm

Many people characterize the month of September as the beginning of the fall season, yet it’s also recognized as National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month.

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True transformation comes with determination
Updated: October 08, 2014 - 3:09 pm

True transformation with more than 70 pounds lost through a small community approach where mind meets body.

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Yes, it’s sunny: Now go protect your skin
Updated: November 08, 2013 - 8:47 am

Wake up! It’s time to accept that skin cancer is a big issue in Arizona. In the “Valley of the Sun” we welcome almost 365 days of sun but it certainly puts a beat down on our skin. This year the American Cancer Society expects Arizona to see thousands of new skin cancer diagnoses. The alarming increase of skin cancer even suggests that Arizona has the highest rate in the United States.

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A passion for helping others through myofascial release therapy
Updated: October 10, 2014 - 10:27 am

Five years ago an occupational therapist was on her way back from work when her car rolled over into a ditch. She was partially ejected from her vehicle with a crushed thoracic spine, lacerated hip, broken leg and a severe head injury.

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Ahwatukee resident’s journey to weight loss has changed her outlook
Updated: May 08, 2014 - 3:25 pm

For the past three years Ahwatukee resident Malinda Davis has transformed and changed her life by one simple notion: shedding off unwanted pounds. Three years ago Davis was weighing upwards of 411 pounds, and with dedication and the wiliness to change her life she has lost more than 200 pounds.

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Resident who could barely walk finds new life in Ahwatukee
Updated: January 09, 2015 - 3:45 pm

Ahwatukee Foothills resident Michelle Forbes radiates strength, health and confidence as she walks into a room. The 51-year-old RN coordinator at Barrow Neurological Institute enjoys water aerobics, weight training and healthy eating, and can’t wait for the weather to cool off so she can get back on her mountain bike.

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Concussion awareness at all-time high in athletics
Updated: September 27, 2013 - 10:31 am

Brandyn Leonard got to the point where he didn’t even want to go to practice anymore.

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Hormone Replacement Therapy: Saving grace for aging baby boomers
Updated: August 05, 2014 - 3:13 pm

Face it — sometimes aging just stinks! You are tired, feel worn down, your muscles hurt, you feel crabby, have a hard time sleeping and your libido is in the tank. All of these symptoms are part of aging, an inevitable, natural process that involves many different systems in the human body. These include the endocrine, gastrointestinal, immune, musculoskeletal and cardiovascular systems. The diseases that are so often tied to aging usually affect one or all of these systems. Menopause, hypothyroidism, low testosterone, autoimmune diseases, heart disease and arthritis all are examples of age-related conditions.

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What do you hear when your loved ones sleep?
Updated: April 17, 2014 - 4:17 pm

The noises that your loved ones make while they are sleeping may be telling you a story. Snoring and grinding of teeth are two very common sounds heard by spouses, parents, and loved ones. The National Sleep Foundation (NSL) states that snoring affects 37 million Americans on a regular basis, and multiple studies have found that 17 percent of children snore. According to a 2005 study by researchers at Children’s Hospital in Boston, more than one-third of parents reported they hear their children grind their teeth at night. The NSL reports that 8 percent of adults are heard grinding their teeth at night.

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Pride students take advantage of sports medicine class
Updated: October 11, 2013 - 10:40 am

New classes at Mountain Pointe High School offer students interested in the medical field a new understanding of sports medicine.

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