Ahwatukee Foothills News: 2014

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Tuesday 04/08/2014
Ask the Surgeon: Liposuction
Posted: April 08, 2014

Who is a good candidate for liposuction?

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Thursday 04/03/2014
Ask the Surgeon: Rhinoplasty (nose job)
Posted: April 03, 2014

Why would someone want a nose job?

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Wednesday 02/26/2014
Health and Fitness Experts: Ice vs. Heat
Updated: February 28, 2014 - 8:31 am

Ice vs. Heat

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Monday 01/06/2014
Why Would Someone Get a Breast Reduction?
Updated: January 09, 2014 - 8:25 am

Why would someone get a breast reduction?

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Wednesday 12/25/2013
Looking Younger Through Cosmetic Eyelid Procedure
Updated: January 08, 2014 - 10:13 am

Why would someone get eyelid surgery?

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Monday 10/03/2011
Ahwatukee nurse says managing chronic pain isn't a matter of being an addict
Posted: October 03, 2011

An Ahwatukee Foothills nurse wants Valley residents to understand that managing chronic pain isn't a matter of being an addict.

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Strategic solutions to reduce inflammation and manage pain
Updated: January 09, 2012 - 4:52 pm

Recently, I attended the AANP (American Association of Naturopathic Physicians) Convention, which was here in Phoenix at the Biltmore Resort.

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Doctors aim to help medical addiction patients
Posted: October 03, 2011

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.

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Chiropractic care works with the muscular, skeletal and nervous systems of all ages
Updated: December 13, 2012 - 10:35 pm

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.

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Do your research in finding a fitness trainer that is right for your personal needs
Updated: February 07, 2012 - 10:44 am

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.

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Living according to the seasons is important in Chinese medicine
Updated: February 14, 2012 - 3:23 pm

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.

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Flexibility exercise is important for youth
Updated: July 25, 2012 - 2:03 pm

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.

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What does sensory diet have to do with attention deficit disorder and autism?
Updated: July 25, 2012 - 3:25 pm

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.

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Getting the flu shot during pregnancy is safe and smart
Updated: October 03, 2011 - 9:40 am

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.

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Being the person you want to be: Tips for making positive changes in life
Updated: December 13, 2012 - 10:35 pm

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?

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Sunday 10/02/2011
From beginning to end; Pettit does it all
Updated: December 13, 2012 - 10:35 pm

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.

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The truth about breastfeeding as contraception
Updated: December 18, 2012 - 12:01 pm

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.

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Boomers will be spending billions to counter aging
Updated: September 11, 2012 - 9:39 am

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.

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Saturday 10/01/2011
Become a bone marrow donor today
Updated: January 12, 2012 - 9:11 pm

It is easier than ever to help someone with a life-threatening illness such as lymphoma or leukemia.

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The fight against breast cancer continues
Updated: September 24, 2013 - 4:22 pm

 Early detection is a key defense

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