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The Ahwatukee Foothills Chamber of Commerce’s Women in Business is the proud host of Red, White and Beautiful and this year it is booming! Red, White and Beautiful is a unique girls’ night out of pampering and shopping just in time for Mother’s Day. Red, White and Beautiful began in June of 2010 as a fundraiser to support the community Red, White and Boom fireworks.
How many times has this “Medical Advice” column reported a change in prevailing medical recommendations? Here we go again. Humpty Dumpty could certainly identify with the angst a humble egg currently has to deal with. Talk about self-esteem issues. For years, eggs have been slashed from “healthy” diets because they were considered too loaded with fat and, therefore, a leading contributor to heart disease. The general recommendation was no more than two eggs per week. Even yours truly ascribed to that theory and personally was responsible for instructing her patients in that direction.
Among the leading health issues, most people automatically think of breast cancer as the No. 1 killer for women.
Nancy Pelosi once famously advised some questioners to not bother being too curious about Obamacare, then under discussion: “We have to pass the bill to find out what’s in it,” she told them.
With flu season upon us, many people question whether or not they should get a flu shot. Instead of putting your health at great risk by getting a flu shot, a healthier option is to boost your immune system naturally and limit immune suppressors.
I want to talk about a sometimes uncomfortable topic for many of us but a very important subject; which is the passing of our pets. In the majority of cases we will out live our beloved four-legged companions, and unfortunately in most cases we are the ones to make the decision when that time is.
For several weeks, the children in the Reese house have been poring over the holiday catalogs that arrived in the mail or through the newspaper.
Many prospective employers seem to be scared of the risks of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among veterans in the civilian workplace, according to a think tank composed of business, military and health leaders.
Who’s first? This is a question that may get ignored as we make quick decisions, especially this time of the year. We put on the automatic pilot that often chooses others before ourselves: “Yes, I’ll drop off the kids,” “I can loan you the money,” “I’ll cover your shift at work...” Does this sound familiar? These decisions can fall into a pattern that leaves you stressed, overwhelmed and/or resentful. If you are experiencing these feelings about agreeing or going along, it may be a warning you are not making the best decision at this time.
Insulin resistance, Type 2 diabetes and obesity (diabesity) are global epidemics that continue to rise and come with major health consequences. Type 2 diabetes is commonly associated with poor diet and inactivity. However, there is now evidence of autoimmunity in Type 2 diabetes.
Lately I have been hearing people claim that they are a “foody.” Initially, I had thought that term meant they are a fan of food. To me that was kind of funny because should we not all be fans of food? Our bodies need it and we all seem to be a fan of it from infancy and beyond. Ask any mother. Although the term “foody” according to the dictionary is, “a person having an enthusiastic interest in the preparation and consumption of good food.” Now that I can get on board with.
No one ever expects their child to turn into a drug addict.
One of the biggest problems I see when I counsel couples, is the lack of respect they have for each other. We live in such a self-centered world that people seem to think that they are entitled to get their individual needs met.
New research powerfully strengthens the case against soda and other sugary drinks as culprits in the obesity epidemic.
Health insurance isn’t the easiest thing to understand. But if you have Medicare, there’s a variety of help resources you can turn to.
Teenage girls may prefer the pill, the patch or even wishful thinking, but their doctors should be recommending IUDs or hormonal implants — long-lasting and more effective birth control that you don’t have to remember to use every time, the nation’s leading gynecologists group said on Sept. 20.
Gov. Jan Brewer has signed a waiver which will allow Attorney General Tom Horne to try to close down the marijuana dispensaries that her state health department is in the process of licensing.
Five hospitals sit within an easy drive of my Indianapolis home. It’s comforting to know, considering that my wife will deliver our second child in late August.
Amidst ownership changes a local eye care practice continues to work like family, putting patient care first.
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