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Ahwatukee resident Liam Bosch is in his second year of medical school at the University of Arizona College of Medicine — Phoenix.
Ahwatukee resident Corina MacIsaac spent her summer break working the Soft Tissue Biomechanics Laboratory at the University of Arizona where she participated in a tissue engineering vascular graft project.
For the past few months, Desert Vista High School alum Ali Icenogle has been involved with a research project at the University of Arizona that examines how prescription drugs influence gene expression.
With the incidence of chronic disease on the rise in the United States, many Americans are searching for treatment alternatives to help cure their health problems.
Efforts to bring a medical marijuana dispensary to Ahwatukee Foothills have been quiet for about a year, ever since a city zoning official denied one company’s request to put a dispensary at 48th Street and Warner Road, but the company may have found a new location on a county island in Ahwatukee.
Women are different from men. Physiologically speaking, hormonal differences begin at conception; sex hormones influence physiologic development through all ages from infancy, puberty, the reproductive years, and continuing for longevity. A man and a woman can both become body builders, but the differences in each one’s musculature, skeletal physiology or neurologic physiology will remain different. The list of physiologic differences can go on, but one of the most interesting new bits of knowledge is the greater understanding that even cardiovascular (having to do with the heart and blood vessels) physiology is different between the male and the female of our species.
People speak about autism as if it were the embodiment of hopelessness. It’s a disorder marked by lacking — a lack of social awareness, a lack of communication skills from an early age, a lack of understanding of emotions — and one that doesn’t have a cure. It’s treated and discussed as if it were a death sentence for life.
Bean burgers, peanut butter substitutes and pre-sliced vegetable packets were on the menu recently as school lunchroom managers from around the country sampled offerings in a hunt for fare that will meet stricter health mandates — without turning off sometimes-finicky students.
As the 2014-15 school year is about to start, we are excited about a number of new programs and projects we are offering at the East Valley Institute of Technology.
Nutrition facts labels on food packages list ingredients and nutrient levels, but they don’t tell consumers outright if a food is good for them.
The head of the organization offering to fund a study on medical marijuana at the University of Arizona said he will pull the cash unless the school restores fired doctor and researcher Sue Sisley to the staff and the project.
Chandler resident Gus LaZear was named vice president and general manager of the Virginia G. Piper Sports & Fitness Center for Persons with Disabilities (SpoFit), a program run by the Arizona Bridge to Independent Living.
Alec Hsu of Ahwatukee graduated May 17 from Rice University. Hsu received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Kinesiology.
Recently, I came across the quote from the Chinese philosopher Lao-Tze: “Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habits. Watch your habits; they become your character. Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.”
Now that school is out for the summer it is time to consider ways to encourage kids to be active. We know that school activities such as recess, physical education, classroom exercise breaks, and before- and after-school physical activities all contribute significantly to meeting national guidelines for physical activity (60 minutes per day recommended). Research also indicates that many kids are sedentary during the summer months, getting less moderate to vigorous activity than during the school year. So when school is out it is important for kids to find other opportunities for exercise.
This November you will be voting on an important issue and there is a very good chance you are not even aware of it.
The state's top environmental officials asked legislators Tuesday to repeal the restrictions they placed on his agency just four years ago prohibiting it from regulating “greenhouse gases.”
Nearly 80 percent of Americans admit they feel tired, exhausted, low energy, fatigue and experience too much stress. Many mistakenly link it to getting older. Contrary to popular belief, low energy and fatigue are not inevitable consequences of getting older.
Last week I was contacted by phone and asked to participate in an opinion poll regarding the Lakes Golf Course. It turned out that the poll was not conducted to get research data, but to try to influence my opinion about the future of the Lakes Golf Course. It was a “push poll!” A push poll is “an ostensible opinion poll in which the true objective is to sway voters using loaded or manipulative questions. This is done intentionally to camouflage the true nature of the push poll (Oxford Dictionary).”
In 2008 the United States Department of Health and Human Services (USDHHS) appointed a committee of national experts to revise existing physical activity guidelines to include recommended amounts of physical activity for people of all ages (www.health.gov/paguidelines/guidelines). The guidelines for children recommended:
Kyrene Akimel A-al Middle School and Mountain Pointe High School recently were accredited as an A+ School of Excellence by the Arizona Education Foundation.
Marijuana not as harmless as you thought?
So we approach Schoolaggedon. Otherwise known as Common Core. Or, here in Arizona, the College and Career Readiness Standards.