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Oh, boy. Here we go. Another wild ride in Arizona education. Of course, there’s the election of Diane Douglas as State Superintendent of Public Instruction, the invisible candidate who will become, maybe, a very visible opponent of Common Core in her new role. After all, that was her one issue in the campaign.
“Not me,” you say. You’re young. You’re healthy. You eat right, exercise, and get regular check-ups. Just a few of the reasons people today are living longer. In fact, since the 1960s, life expectancy has increased between 1.5 and two years each decade.
Banner Health and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center announce the addition of pediatric cancer care for Arizona’s children. Banner Children’s MD Anderson Cancer Center will open in January 2015 at Cardon Children’s Medical Center and Banner Thunderbird Medical Center. This program will provide a new level of cancer care to Arizona’s children through Banner’s unique affiliation with this world-renowned cancer leader that offers state-of-the art pediatric cancer care through the most advanced treatment protocols.
November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month and hospices across the country are reaching out to raise awareness about the highest quality care for people coping with life-limiting illness. Throughout the month of November, Hospice of the Southwest in Mesa will be joining organizations across the nation hosting activities that will help the community understand how important hospice and palliative care can be. For additional information about hospice care or Hospice of the Southwest, visit www.hospiceofthesouthwest.com or call (480) 456-9300.
You may not realize it, but there are actually two ways to receive your Medicare benefits.
Another election season has come and gone. You might reasonably conclude that, once again, no ballot fraud occurred in Arizona, from the absence of any news accounts. But that’s almost certainly not true.
Beginning Jan. 1, Ahwatukee Children’s Theatre will no longer have their own performance space, but the small community theater is happy to announce plans to continue into the future.
Wine lovers from across Ahwatukee Foothills are invited to attend My Wine Cellar’s fourth annual Wine Festival scheduled from noon to 3 p.m. Nov. 23.
More infants died in Arizona last year from unsafe sleep environments than motor vehicle accidents.
The deadline for public comments on the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the South Mountain Freeway is 11 days away and Ahwatukee’s outspoken opposition to the freeway is working feverishly to get in their response.
Born in Rochester, N.Y., on March 30, 1920, Fred was the oldest of five children. He credits his active participation in the YMCA throughout his youth for his healthy lifestyle and strong character. He served in Word War II in the Merchant Marine, transporting troops to the front.
Oh, boy. Here we go. Another wild ride in Arizona education.
Dry eyes is a growing concern, with the numbers increasing rapidly of individuals who struggle with the effects. One study estimates nearly half the population experience symptoms of dry eyes—from mild irritation to more severe burning, itching, sensitivity to light, even blurry vision and an inability to quickly focus.
Out of 19 companies nationwide, Banner Health has been recognized by the National Center for Healthcare Leadership (NCHL) for preparing current and future generations who are working to transform health care.
Flame, a beautiful 2-year-old cat, was left in an abandoned apartment in a rolling file box with food and water. A maintenance worker heard her crying and brought her to PetSmart where our caring volunteers jumped into action. As we pulled her from the file box, she was very relaxed, calm and started purring as soon as we picked her up. Flame now is safe in her new foster home while she puts on some weight and waits for her perfect forever home, where she will never be left behind again.
November is Long-Term Care Awareness Month — a month dedicated to educating the public about the need to prepare for the potentially devastating costs of long-term care. And the more you know about these expenses, the better prepared you will be to deal with them.
Evan Johnson figured the chemotherapy could wait.
Daniel Scott White will never get to meet his daughter, he never knew she existed, but he did still get to name her — Danielle Snow White.
Seniors and other Medicare beneficiaries should be aware that this year — perhaps more than any year in the past — is an important one to pay attention to their Medicare coverage options during the Open Enrollment Period (Oct. 15 – Dec. 7). And that’s because of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
When Disney acquired the rights to Marvel, nobody knew what to make of the union. With one best known for wholesome family entertainment and the other geared more towards intense action intended for older audiences, would they really blend well together? “Big Hero 6” is clear-cut evidence these two innovative companies are a match made in heaven.
“UNLESS someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not,” Dr. Seuss, “The Lorax.”
State Health Director Will Humble said Tuesday he's not going to automatically quarantine health workers returning to Arizona from West Africa despite widespread public support for the move.
Money can, after all, grow on trees — family trees. And judging by the $8.4 trillion baby boomers are expected to inherit from older generations in coming years, we’re not talking chump change. In fact, roughly two-thirds of boomer households will receive an inheritance, and the average value of those inheritances is just under $300,000.