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The holiday season is here, which can result in additional stress and anxiety for many due to time crunches, obligations and demanding schedules. Stress and anxiety interfere with immune function so stress in check is important especially since this time of year also tends to also be cold and flu season. Three immune suppressors that we have direct control over include dehydration, stress and sugar intake.
With time running short, the nation’s health care rolls still aren’t filling up fast enough.
Banner Health is recommending that pregnant women in their third trimester and mothers, who have close contact with young children, get the vaccine that prevents whooping cough, otherwise known as pertussis.
I had my conversation in my aunt’s car on a South Dakota road. I’m talking about starting that conversation about your family’s heart history.
Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton kicked off a statewide campaign in honor of World AIDS Day, reminding people to get checked and know their status when it comes to HIV/AIDS by placing a large banner on the side of City Hall.
Ahwatukee residents Nate, Lisa, James, and Jacob Warren participated on Nov. 2 in the PURPLESTRIDE, Silicon Valley 5K/Walk. Their team represented Ahwatukee resident Tina Thiele, who recently passed away of pancreatic cancer. Team Tina placed second in this event and raised $14,486.00. The Warren family would like to thank all of their sponsors who contributed on behalf of Team Tina.
Each of us at some point in our life will be faced with a life limiting illness, either personally or facing the death of a loved one. There is an incredible resource in this community that provides comfort, dignity and respect to all those coping with a serious or life-limiting illness. It’s Hospice of the Southwest.
Hospice of the Valley will host a community workshop, Understanding the Journey of Dementia, Nov. 19 in Phoenix as part of an ongoing educational series on the disease. The workshop is 6 to 7 p.m. at 1510 E. Flower St. Reservations are requested by Nov. 14 at (602) 636-5391 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The workshop is open to the public at no charge. For information about presentations given at other Valley locations on different dates, call (602) 636-2236.
Cases of whooping cough are on the rise across the country and NASCAR star Jeff Gordon is racing to end it.
The best parts of "Dallas Buyers Club" are of Matthew McConaughey, as HIV-positive Texas man Ron Woodroof, bucking like a bull in a Dallas hospital he refuses to let hold him.
Michelle Razore, whose daughter nearly died from pertussis, shares her story with Jeff Gordon, NASCAR champion and spokesperson for the Sounds of Pertussis¨ Campaign, and Dr. Alan R. Fleischman, Senior Vice President and Medical Director, March of Dimes, and Heidi Bruch Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011 in New York. In front of the group is the first panel of the Sounds of Pertussis Protection Quilt, which was displayed in Times Square for Pertussis Awareness Day. The Quilt represents how adults can create a blanket of protection around babies by getting vaccinated with a pertussis booster, so they donÕt get sick and spread the disease to their infant. Make your quilt square at www.SoundsofPertussis.com. (Gary He/Insider Images for Sanofi Pasteur)
Michelle Razore and Heidi Bruch “fight back” against Perri Tussis, a giant replica of a Bordetella pertussis bacterium, which causes the disease, pertussis, more commonly known whooping cough. Razore and Bruch, whose babies nearly died from pertussis last year, were in Times Square at the Sounds of Pertussis® Campaign exhibit during Pertussis Awareness Day. The Campaign encourages all adults in close contact with babies to help protect themselves against pertussis by getting an adult Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and acellular pertussis) booster vaccine, so they don’t get sick and spread the disease to their babies. Visit SoundsofPertussis.com. (Gary He/Insider Images for Sanofi Pasteur)
HERE: Teen program at Ironwood Nov. 9
Budget battles never seem to end in Washington, DC. And, like a real battle, there are casualties. Among them are people with diseases and disabilities hoping for new medical breakthroughs.
In America we hear a lot about stress. The hardships that America has gone under this century have shown an ever increasing amount of stress.
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.
The Light The Night Walk, efforts to support cancer survivors, will occur on Saturday, Nov. 9 from 5 to 9 p.m. at Tempe Arts Park, 700 W. Rio Salado Parkway.
Arizona restaurant patios are teeming with patrons, the stores are filled with holiday decorations, and daytime temperatures have dipped into the 80s. Fall has arrived in Arizona, and that means it’s also the beginning of flu season.
The Desert Vista freshman football team decided they wanted some real action against cancer.
For those living with or caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease (AD), effective treatment cannot be found soon enough. Demand for information that may prevent this disease is high as millions of Americans will develop AD in the future. As the disease progresses, caregivers and family members look for answers to find the key to navigating the disease with hope and dignity.
The Lymphoma Research Foundation (LRF) announced that area resident Gloria Full has been awarded its Ellen Glesby Cohen Leadership Award. LFR is the nation’s largest nonprofit organization devoted exclusively to funding innovative lymphoma research and providing people with lymphoma and health care professionals with critical information on the disease.
The event seemingly gets bigger every year. And rightfully so, but the Dig Pink event, and the cause behind it, can never do enough.
On Saturday, Oct. 26 at the Disability Empowerment Center artists with disabilities will be showcasing their art at an event sponsored by the Arizona Spinal Cord Injury Association.
There was a time when the feet of Garrison Schwartz were holding him back and now they just might take him where he wants to go.
There are three killer insults on the body: oxidation, autoimmunity and inflammation. We need some level of inflammation to stay healthy so tissue and wounds heal from infections and injuries, however, when the inflammatory response becomes chronic problems occur. Chronic inflammation is unseen by the eye and a silent killer that accelerates aging, prevents fat loss and increases risk of disease.