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Saturday 10/15/2016
Caregivers look for relief from Alzheimer’s burden
Posted: October 15, 2016

After 47 years of marriage, Linda Culpepper is just looking for some quiet time to herself to read, relax and not be “on” every minute. That’s why she and her husband Herb, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s three years ago, went to Tempe’s new Memory Café, part of Tempe’s participation in the Dementia Friendly America program.

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Friday 10/14/2016
Children of Hope preschool celebrating 10 years in Ahwatukee
Posted: October 14, 2016

Children OF Hope Child Development Center in Ahwatukee is making plans to celebrate its 10th anniversary.

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Monday 10/10/2016
Ahwatukee senior finds rewards in guiding others through Medicare
Posted: October 10, 2016

After a 25-year teaching career that spanned four states, including 18 in Arizona, and an additional 13 years as an insurance agent, Carole Phelan could be expected to be enjoying a restful retirement.

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Time to review Medicare coverage, official advises
Updated: October 12, 2016 - 2:38 pm

Sometime in late October, I’ll host the 12th annual Friends of Elaine Kortzeborn Medicare Open Enrollment Party.

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Monday 10/03/2016
Tongue scrapers: Helpful or unnecessary?
Posted: October 03, 2016

You likely already brush your tongue while brushing your teeth, so it may seem a tongue scraper is an unnecessary redundancy. But do they help in ways that brushing alone cannot?

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Friday 09/30/2016
Walkers find the perfect workout at shopping malls
Posted: September 30, 2016

Malls make it easy to shop for the latest clothes or meet up with friends, but they also double as a workout facility for a number of people around the East Valley.

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New Valley Fever guidelines recommended
Posted: September 30, 2016

Doctors are recommending new detection and treatment guidelines for Valley Fever, a deadly and debilitating infection that mimics the flu.

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Thursday 09/29/2016
Tricks for treaters: Oral health and Halloween
Posted: September 29, 2016

Halloween is just around the corner, and for kids that means free candy. And, free candy means an increased need to ensure you’re taking the proper steps to maintain adequate oral health. Candy is not only loaded with sugar, but is very acidic, and can have adverse impacts on the teeth if proper precautions are not considered. Here’s a few tricks for treaters from BellaVista Dental Care’s Rashmi Bhatnagar that will allow you to enjoy Halloween while keeping oral health in mind.

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Sunday 09/25/2016
Your wallet shouldn’t be your only consideration in choosing health insurance
Posted: September 25, 2016

As open enrollment for 2017 draws near, many of us are weighing our health care options for the year ahead. It’s not a simple process for anyone.

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Thursday 09/22/2016
Agencies take steps to wipe out stigmas of addiction and mental illness
Updated: September 29, 2016 - 10:31 am

The Chandler Center for the Arts, usually the venue for arts and entertainment, will likely sport a somber mood on Saturday.

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Sunday 09/04/2016
Nurse practitioner suggests Ahwatukee could be fatter than average
Posted: September 04, 2016


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Thursday 08/25/2016
Fact vs. Fiction: Energy drinks, tobacco, mouthwash
Posted: August 25, 2016

There are often rumors and misconceptions about oral health and dental topics in general, so this month we asked BellaVista Dental Care’s Dr. Rashmi Bhatnagar to help clear some of them up with in a fact versus fiction breakdown.

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Sunday 08/21/2016
Local dentists fear news about flossing could lead to gum disease resurgence
Posted: August 21, 2016

Last week, Ahwatukee dental offices were bombarded with shocking national headline news.

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Friday 07/15/2016
Be careful when taking diet supplements if you’re also taking prescription drugs
Posted: July 15, 2016

Every cell in the body continually carries out millions of biochemical processes requiring oxygen.

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Sunday 06/26/2016
Despite excessive heat, some residents still active outside
Updated: June 26, 2016 - 9:32 pm

By Jiahui Jia | Cronkite NewsFriday, June 24, 2016PHOENIX — It was 9 a.m. and the temperature had already reached 100 degrees.Instead of enjoying his cool, air-conditioned home, Brantwon Bowser was hiking Piestewa Peak with his girlfriend.“I think you can just have good workout climbing the mountain, instead of staying in the gym for an hour, ” Bowser said.He knows the heat can be deadly. Four hikers died over the weekend because of the heat.“I am not really afraid of it, and I prepare myself,” Bowser said. “I drink a lot of water everyday before I hike.”Phoenix recreation officials and others discourage hiking in extreme temperatures.“In an environment like this, with the increased temperature, every little problem becomes a huge problem,” said Josh Parnell of the Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department.“We want to make sure that we can do our best to keep that from happening.”The city has a campaign, Take a Hike, Do it Right that offers tips on its website. Free bottles of water and ice are available in the parking lots of some of the city’s mountain parks.Denise Seomin, spokeswoman for the Phoenician resort in Scottsdale, said they recommend to their guests that they take the resort’s fitness test before hiking.Phoenix officials, hikers and the Phoenician offer these tips for hiking in the metro area during an Arizona summer:Before a hikeEat a good, protein-based meal.Drink as much water as you can.Check the weather. Reschedule your hike for another day if the temperature is in the triple digits or a monsoon storm is forecast.When to hikeEarly in the morning – preferably starting by 5 a.m and leaving before 9 a.m. – or in the evening shade.During the hikeWear sunscreen, long-sleeved, light-colored clothes to protect skin, hiking shoes, gloves to protect your hands in case of falling and a big hat to shade the face.Try to hike in the shade to reduce sun exposure and carry a water pack or spray water bottle.Bring frozen water with you or have some in your car. Drink one bottle of water at least every 20 minutes. When your water is halfway gone, turn around and head home.Bring your cell phone and call 911 if you or a fellow hiker is in trouble.Hike with a friend rather than walk alone. If you are solo, tell others your start time, end time and location.Don’t push yourself. If you’re not feeling well, head home.After the hikeContinue drinking water throughout the day, stay in shade or indoors and make yourself comfortable.

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Tuesday 06/07/2016
Don’t doctor yourself if you get sick
Posted: June 07, 2016

There’s a scary bug (bacteria) in town called Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus, or MRSA (pronounced mersa). The story behind MRSA is a prime example of what can happen due to antibiotic overuse, or said another way, misuse.  

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Sunday 06/05/2016
Mental health is essential to a child’s healthy development from birth to adolescence
Posted: June 05, 2016

National Children’s Mental Health Awareness (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, SAMSHA, 2016) seeks to publicize the importance of children’s mental health being essential to a child’s healthy development from birth to adolescence.

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Wednesday 05/11/2016
The impact of oral health on pregnancy
Posted: May 11, 2016

A woman’s body undergoes several hormonal changes during pregnancy, but did you know those changes can have an adverse affect on oral health?

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Tuesday 02/02/2016
Karate Klips: Opponents’ hands and feet
Updated: February 09, 2016 - 9:55 am

Consider your opponent’s hands and legs sharp swords. Make a habit of suspecting that your opponent has a sharper and faster sword than you, so that you will always be cautious with your energy.

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Monday 01/25/2016
Health Advice: January is Thyroid Awareness Month
Posted: January 25, 2016

Optimizing thyroid function, healing and reversing thyroid symptoms, including thyroid autoimmune diseases (Hashimoto’s and Grave’s) starts with identifying the root cause.

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