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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.
Cenpatico and University of Arizona Health Network (UAHN) announced that they have entered into formal negotiations for a partnership to seek opportunities to deliver an innovative and highly effective model for whole person health care in Arizona.
Family coming to visit, last minute shopping, and Christmas parties often leave people more stressed then happy once the holiday season appears. Without being aware of it people are clenching and grinding their teeth. This happens during the day and at night causing muscles aches especially in the back, neck and jaw.
Arizona Association for Economic Development (AAED) President Eric Larson and Executive Director Joyce Grossman presented a check for $3,575 to Ryan’s House Executive Director Julie Bank. Ryan’s House was the selected beneficiary of AAED’s annual charity luncheon and raffle. Proceeds from raffle ticket sales were donated to the organization, whose mission is to provide respite and palliative care to children with life-threatening conditions and, as needed, end-of-life care.
With time running short, the nation’s health care rolls still aren’t filling up fast enough.
While it may be hard to imagine, soon we will be welcoming in a new year. As the clocks strikes midnight, many Arizonans will be able to celebrate having health insurance for the first time.
‘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.
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.
Atrium Dental will be hosting a Christmas Wish Day offering free same-day dental treatments.
Chandler Regional and Mercy Gilbert announced recipients of the 2013-14 Community Grants program.
Recently I saw a story about 10 tons of marijuana being seized at the Arizona border, and I couldn’t help but think, “Why?” Why are our brave police officers and border patrol agents wasting their time on seizing marijuana when there are millions of dollars of dangerous hard drugs and thousands of illegal immigrants slipping through the border?
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.
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Why do I need to get X-rays?
When thinking of health care one must remember that Obamacare uses Cost Benefit Analysis when deciding how to treat you. This means that different options for treatment are considered, but cost and age are plugged into their equation to determine, not what is best for you, but what Obamacare is going to do. They select the cheapest option for your care. They have a limit on the treatment cost. It is something like $22,000 for six months.
Mercy Gilbert Medical Center announced Teri Wicker, Ph.D., R.N., as the hospital’s new senior director of nursing.
What is preventive dentistry?
What do you think? Can porn be addictive? More mental health professionals are telling us “yes it can,” and further, it can be as addictive as hard-core drugs and it’s known to change the health of the brain.
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.
Great Choice Chiropractic and nonprofit Cell Phones for Soldiers Inc. are asking Valley residents to help troops call home by donating gently-used cellular phones.
Hospice of the Valley is seeking volunteers to assist patients at Phoenix area locations so the agency is hosting four volunteer orientation sessions from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. every Friday and Saturday, Dec. 6-14, at the agency’s administration office, 1510 E. Flower St.
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.
Seton Catholic Preparatory High School students participated in a morning full of programs on Nov. 12 including a flag raising ceremony, several educational sessions about the real reason we celebrate Veterans Day, and a veterans ceremony where the student body prayed the Rosary for the United States and sang “God Bless America.”
Just when you thought you had the president’s health care law figured out, it’s changing.