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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.
Kyrene Traditional Academy (KTA) has been piloting its new Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) project and students had their first presentation Monday morning, centering on devising a solution towards sustaining successful water treatments in a foreign country.
‘Tis the season! Over the next few weeks, schedules are filled with shopping, holiday parties, relatives, financial pressures, obligations, and plenty of food and spirits. Socializing during the holidays can be stressful and challenging, especially if your friends and family are not as health-conscious as you. The abundance of holiday treats and homemade goodies can be hard to resist. Fortunately, there’s plenty you can do to avoid holiday weight gain, manage your blood sugars, stay healthy, happy and fit, and enjoy celebrating the holidays.
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.
Every so often some researcher whips out his calculator and estimates how much it takes to raise a child today. I suspect that this exercise is some sort of subtle pressure from the government to cut down on overpopulation, because the Department of Agriculture says it costs a libido-crushing $241,080 to raise each of our Special Snowflakes to age 18.
Progressive Dentistry and Orthodontics, 2995 W. Elliot Road, will be offering a free workshop to individuals interested in learning more about denture implants at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 27.
Amber Wutich has been named the 2013 Arizona Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education.
Medical marijuana users have no constitutional right to grow their own drug, a trial judge ruled this week.
Arizona voters approved medical marijuana almost three years ago, but many residents still have some questions about cannabis and the way it is dispensed.
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.
Every athlete can develop a pro mindset to peak their performance and achieve ongoing success. It doesn’t matter how good you already are, because mental training can get you better. As such, all competitive athletes should work on strengthening their mindset. In fact, mental skills and strategies can be learned and practiced similar to physical skills. Below are 10 mental skills and strategies that can help athletes go from good to greatest:
Dec. 14-15, Muscle Milk is teaming up with Sullivan Performance and the Fischer Institute to offer high school football players a game-changing experience and three Mountain Pointe players are among the 40 Arizona junior players selected to participate.
Who you are and your life depends on your past, your community, your neighborhood, your childhood, your parents, etc. This can be summarized by calling it your “circumstances” or your situation. This can sometimes weigh heavily on you if your circumstances are not ideal or are challenging. The good thing is that your circumstances don’t always determine who you are in the future.
The National Confectioners Association (NCA) reports chocolate is America’s favorite candy for Halloween this year. The National Retail Federation (NRF) estimates $2.08 billion will be spent on Halloween candy this year; as per NCA, 72 percent of this will be some type of chocolate. Fortunately for Americans, chocolate has some properties that are actually beneficial for the teeth, gums, and cardiovascular health.
Phoenix Police will host a prescription drug take back event on Saturday, Oct. 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Target parking lot at 48th Street and Ray Road. Police will accept any unused prescription drugs. Police will not be able to accept any needles.
Wellness is a term that has gained in popularity in recent years. Wellness is used as a name for a variety of products and programs, and as a result the term is sometimes misused. The President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition Digest defines wellness as “a multidimensional state of being describing the existence of positive health in an individual as exemplified by quality of life and a sense of well-being.” Adopting healthy lifestyles, including being regularly active and eating well, are “processes” that lead to the “products” of health and wellness.
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.
We’ve all heard the adage “Use it or lose it,” and that couldn’t be more accurate in regards to our cognitive performance, with the first sign of an aging brain being that “tip of the tongue” phenomenon. We’ve come to accept that misplacing our keys, losing our train of thought mid-sentence, or forgetting the name of a familiar face is to be expected at about the same time we start needing reading glasses. Not necessarily so, report neuropsychologists and nutritional researchers. Although the brain can shrink as much as one-half to 1 percent annually in mid-life and memory starts to wane in our 30’s, there are things we can do to stave off this decline:
September is Blood Cancer Awareness Month, a month when we can celebrate many of the advances that have been made in dealing with these complicated disorders.
Have you ever been told that you would not be good at something because of your gender or age or race?
Those staging to pull the world back from the brink are in motion. Their visions of hope are taking form. They are the Millennials (born after 1980) and the New Silents (born after 2000).
Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences welcomed the Class of 2017 with a White Coat Ceremony recently at the Stillwater Community Center.
Gov. Jan Brewer recently celebrated the news that Arizona’s Prescription Drug Misuse and Abuse Initiative has been awarded the 2013 Western Region Outstanding Criminal Justice Program Award.
When trying to make one universal statement about memory, one aspect comes to mind. Our memories and the brain structures that support memory are plastic, which means that memory expands and contracts over time and types of stimulation. That statement is true whether you are a child, adolescent, adult, or senior. Obviously the capacity tends towards enhancement when we are young and starts to decline around 50. We then begin to notice the loss of instantaneous recall. This may be especially true for names, titles, and places.
The Phoenix Institute of Herbal Medicine & Acupuncture (PIHMA), College & Clinic, received the 2013 Baily Award for its significant contribution in the delivery of Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS programs. Under the direct supervision of licensed acupuncturists (PIHMA faculty), PIHMA student interns have treated patients at the Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS for the past five years providing more than 3,000 treatments valued at over $100,000.