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The benefits of regular yoga practice can be life changing, but access to those classes can sometimes seem out of reach.
Assistant to Attorney General Rear Admiral Nadine Simmons spoke to Arizona State University students, faculty and staff Sept. 26 on the future of health care and the Affordable Care Act.
Tired of spending hours in a stuffy, overcrowded Emergency Department waiting room? Dignity Health has the solution — it’s called InQuicker, and it’s reinventing the way patients access emergency and urgent care services.
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This year, the Valley has been experiencing a relentless and record-breaking heat wave due to a lingering high pressure system hanging over the West. With the summer still in full swing, warnings are being issued about the dangers of leaving children and pets in hot cars for any length of time.
As a mental health therapist it has been my privilege to work with some veterans of the Vietnam, Gulf, Iraq, and Afghanistan wars. Of course, from the news media, TV, and Internet, we know of their sacrifices and their willingness to risk their lives for their country. Since 9/11 hundreds of thousands have served, and many have paid with their lives or with serious life altering injuries. Other wounds equally serious, such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), are less visible. About 20 percent of all those who have served in combat suffer from these disorders. PTSD and/or TBI can result in acute anxiety, depression, and/or cognitive impairment, which can impede work and the formation of healthy relationships that most of us take for granted.
In March, area resident Jules Demetrius went to the doctor with severe stomach pain and was immediately sent to the emergency room.
Each year during the month of July Dr. Marlo Archer and her husband pass out baskets with an assortment of gifts to people who were there during her motorcycle accident.
When you go to a hospital, does it make any difference if you’re considered an “inpatient” or an “outpatient?”
With the summer here, pet travel is at its height. Whether you’re parking in the shade, just running into the store, or leaving the windows cracked, it is still not OK to leave your pet in a parked car. The temperature inside a car can skyrocket after just a few minutes. Parking in the shade or leaving the windows cracked does very little to alleviate this pressure cooker.
The Food and Drug Administration will now allow women age 15 and older to buy the emergency contraceptive Plan B over the counter. Unfortunately, there is no “Plan B” for dogs and cats who find themselves in trouble — and that’s why it’s vital to have them spayed or neutered as soon as possible.
The Phoenix Fire Department is giving the community a chance to get to know local firefighters by hosting an open house at four fire stations this Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon, including Ahwatukee Foothills Fire Station No. 43, 4110 E. Chandler Blvd.
I have been an Ahwatukee resident for the last three years, and previously for 13 years. Recently I had a severe case of a stomach virus that sent me to the Ahwatukee Dignity Health Urgent Care.
As many students are training for football, baseball, hockey, soccer, and other sports, this is also the time of year for sports-related injuries. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), sports-related dental injuries send approximately 600,000 youths to the emergency room each year involving children as young as 5 years old. Prevention is a large aspect of oral health. Oral health prevention includes the prevention of injury to the mouth, teeth, neck, and jaws. In an attempt to promote awareness of facial injury prevention, five organizations have sponsored April as being the National Facial Protection Month: American Dental Association (ADA), American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, and the Academy for Sports Dentistry. Contact sports such as football, hockey, and basketball are common sources of oral injury; however, other sports such as gymnastics and volleyball pose a threat as well. Common head and neck injuries can include concussions, fractured teeth, oral lacerations, jaw joint sprains, and neck injuries.
When it comes to health care, the saying “you get what you pay for” doesn’t always apply. Sometimes, particularly in the realm of end-of-life care, “less is more.”
As CEO of St. Luke’s Medical Center, I applaud Gov. Jan Brewer for her plan to restore Medicaid to its previous funding levels. Restoring Medicaid funding is smart, cost-effective, and will have a lasting impact on Arizona’s economy for years to come.
As technology improves pet insurance is becoming increasingly necessary for pet owners, according to local veterinarians.
Last week was National Poison Prevention Week and the Arizona Humane Society (AHS) is reminding pet owners to keep their pets out of harm’s way. According to The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), its Animal Poison Control Center answers more than 200,000 calls for help annually.
A steel-raising ceremony will happen on March 22 from 9 to 11 a.m. to celebrate the construction of Chandler Regional Medical Center’s new patient tower, 1955 W. Frye Road, which will open in fall of 2014, adding 96 beds and 200 jobs. Guests will be invited to sign a steel beam that will later be used in the tower’s infrastructure.
From raisins to onions to acetaminophen, the typical Ahwatukee home is filled with items that can be toxic to pets.
A DNR, or a “Do Not Resuscitate” form, is a legal order signifying that a patient does not want to be resuscitated if he or she is to suffer cardiac or respiratory arrest. It tells emergency personnel that the patient does not want CPR, endotracheal intubation, defibrillation, cardiac life support drugs or related medical procedures. This does NOT withhold medical interventions necessary to provide comfort or to alleviate pain. You may recognize this order by its bright orange color, often found attached to the refrigerator in someone’s home. Typically, these orders are in effect for persons whom are terminally ill and prefer to avoid painful or invasive procedures at the latter stages of their life. It is important to have the DNR form easily locatable, as emergency personnel must see the form in order to honor it. DNR bracelets are also an option. These forms are available through various medical organizations or you can print your own. Contact me if you would like an electronic copy of the printable version or if you have any further questions about DNR forms.
Saying they are being crushed by the cost of patients unable to pay, hospital executives rallied Wednesday to back a plan by Gov. Jan Brewer to expand the state’s Medicaid program.
Gov. Jan Brewer is proposing an $8.9 billion spending plan for next year, a 4.8 percent increase over what lawmakers approved for this year.
Local hospital emergency rooms “exploded” with patients in the last two weeks, health officials reported.
The is the season to connect with friends and family. Sometimes when visiting an aging loved one, we may be confronted with a slow decline in health and one of life’s most difficult decisions for a family to make is are they OK to continue to live alone? The aging person usually insists that they are fine to live alone. If you have not had to address this issue most likely you will or know someone who does. As we age and live longer, financial, legal, health care and long-term care issues affect families not just individuals.