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National Adoption Month has special meaning to several Ahwatukee Foothills families who’ve chosen adoption to grow their families.
Unless you are an unfortunate soul who is allergic to peanuts, nobody doesn’t like peanut butter, to paraphrase Sarah Lee’s famous tag line.
When Kyna and Eric Nichols of Chandler had twins last March, they knew they would face challenges after learning their daughter had Down Syndrome. What they didn’t know was that their son would also be diagnosed with a rare medical condition seven months later.
Enjoy great food, live music and fireworks at the 38th celebration of Red, White and Boom! Hosted by the Ahwatukee Foothills Chamber of Commerce and presented by Vision Community Management, the Red, White and Boom Fireworks Festival is professionally produced by HDE Agency and will be at the Ahwatukee Country Club, 12432 S. 48th St. from 4 to 10 p.m. on Wednesday, July 3.
Going to need hospital care?
Hiking trails built in South Mountain won’t be destroyed by the South Mountain Freeway but many hikers fear they will never be the same.
Calling the governor's proposal unacceptable and politically dead at the Legislature, House Speaker Andy Tobin unveiled his own new plan Tuesday to expand Medicaid, one that would give Arizona voters the final say.
On Sunday, the popular PBS restaurant review show, “Check, Please! Arizona,” hosts its first food festival at CityScape in Phoenix. While attendees enjoy a plethora of food and wine samples and live demonstrations from award-winning chefs like Robert McGrath and Chris Bianco, one humble festival booth — Pittsburgh Willy’s Gourmet Hot Dogs — takes the next step in its Cinderella story.
In a previous column I discussed the PACER, a test of cardiovascular fitness that is part of the national youth physical fitness test battery (FITNESSGRAM). FITNESSGRAM, was developed at the Cooper Institute in Dallas and is now offered as a cooperative program with the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition (PCFSN) and the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (AAHPERD). In addition to assessing cardiovascular fitness, the FITNESSGRAM Test Battery includes tests of muscle fitness, flexibility, and body composition.
Forty nonprofit representatives recently discussed tax law amendments and education on fraud and embezzlement, which targeted private organizations in 2012, according to a BeachFleischman PC shareholder.
A federal judge has again rebuffed efforts by the state to justify co-pays for medical care on some adults in Arizona's Medicaid program.
I’ll admit it. It’s hard to stick to a New Year’s resolution of getting into shape. At this point in the new year, some of us have given up, some of us are dropping off our new workout commitments.
Parting ways with her own Republican Party, Gov. Jan Brewer on Monday proposed expanding Arizona’s Medicaid program to take advantage of the federal Affordable Care Act.
Valley Fever among Arizonans continues to run high, according to the state Department of Health Services.
Cardiovascular fitness is generally considered to be the most important component of health-related physical fitness. Other commonly used terms for cardiovascular fitness include cardiorespiratory endurance, aerobic fitness, and aerobic capacity. The national youth physical fitness test (FITNESSGRAM), developed at the Cooper Institute in Dallas, is now offered as a cooperative program with the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition (PCFSN) and the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (AAHPERD). The recommended test for youth in the FITNESSGRAM battery is called the Progressive Aerobic Cardiovascular Endurance Run (PACER).
With cacti and strip malls obstructing the views at times, visitors could easily write Phoenix off as a place where water and culture are scarce. But this metropolis — which includes upscale Scottsdale and college town Tempe — is a nature lover’s oasis with pristine peaks and the vast Sonoran desert.
A major fundraiser to support cancer research and programs for the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Phoenix Children’s Hospital is continuing to build on its holiday tradition.
Lee Wasden was the security guard — usually on cafeteria duty and keeping watch on students within the school’s gates — who was often referred to as “Bill Cosby” by students.
When it comes to finding distinctive gifts, I’ve long been a fan of gift shops inside arts and culture venues, such as Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Desert Botanical Garden and Heard Museum.
Peering through the new prescription glasses he just got from the veterans hospital, Korean War veteran Gilbert Torres sifted through a stack of papers detailing claims he’d had pending with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs since July 2011.
There’s something missing from our current debate about national health care. Too few are talking about actual health. We lament the red tape, the gaps in insurance coverage and the costs that seem to escalate daily. But we often forget the central point: Our own individual health and well being. How can Americans be healthier, feel better and live longer?
Saturday, Sept. 29
If you’re having a medical emergency, the best thing you can do is get to the nearest hospital.
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.
On May 20, 1980 an angel was brought onto this Earth in Phoenix — his name was Scott Michael Drew. On Aug. 30, 2012 our Lord returned him to Heaven peacefully after a long courageous fight with Cystic Fibrosis.