Friday, January 31, 2014 9:52 pm
Thursday, January 30, 2014 9:45 am
State senators took the first steps Wednesday to putting the county sheriff between federal agencies and Arizona residents and businesses.
Thursday, December 19, 2013 4:15 pm
Calling the findings legally unjustified, the state Forestry Division on Thursday is challenging the findings of liability and $559,000 in fines by state safety officials in the deaths of the 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots.
Friday, December 6, 2013 3:01 pm
Phoenix police and firefighters will be hosting their annual Rides for Toys event this Saturday, Dec. 7 from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Target parking lot, 4734 E. Ray Road. Police and firefighters will exchange rides in their vehicles for an unwrapped Christmas gift for Valley charities.
Thursday, November 14, 2013 5:45 am
Matthew Kovarik of Ahwatukee was selected as a resident assistant for the 2013-14 academic year at Northern Arizona University’s residential campus. Resident assistants (RAs) are students who live and work as peers and resources for residential students at NAU. RAs are carefully chosen each year to help other students foster academic success, connect to the NAU community, create welcoming living communities, ensure health and safety, and encourage involvement on campus.
Tuesday, August 27, 2013 10:37 am
Working on a computer for a large part of each day can be challenging, not just with reference to mental aspects but in dealing with physical ramifications as well. You can find yourself stuck in awkward positions for extended periods of time, often without realizing it until one of the dreaded “syndromes” surfaces.
Monday, August 26, 2013 6:58 am
There are few stories as disheartening as those of Good Samaritans who come to the rescue of others — only to have kindness repaid with a nasty lawsuit. The first inclination for many is to help our fellow man, yet, as director of the Arizona Division of Occupational Safety and Health (ADOSH), I’m often asked “should I help or stay out of the way?”
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 12:45 pm
President Barack Obama on July 31 announced his nomination of Kenneth L. Mossman, an Arizona State University professor of health physics and an international expert in radiation health and safety, to the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board.
Sunday, June 30, 2013 1:05 pm
Gun violence in our country may collectively cost us up to nearly $200 billion each year, according to a study based on 2010 data by the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation, an independent public safety research group used by the Centers for Disease Control and other government agencies. That’s pretty expensive.
Friday, April 26, 2013 9:49 am
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.
Saturday, February 9, 2013 7:49 am
A new study about the prevalence of mercury in fish should give consumers food for thought. According to the Biodiversity Research Institute report, “Fish samples from around the world regularly demonstrate mercury concentrations exceeding human health advisory guidelines.” Because both mercury pollution and fish supplies are global — 75 percent of the fish consumed in the U.S. is imported — no one country can solve this widespread problem.
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 10:49 am
We are all familiar with the fact that chemicals, particularly pesticides and herbicides, have negative side effects. The United States and international government agencies have acknowledged that different pesticides have been linked to a variety of health problems including hormonal disruption, skin, eye and lung irritation, birth defects, weight gain, nervous system toxicity and cancer. Many times, the negative effects of pesticides can take a long time to show, and by the time symptoms are clear, a lot of damage may have already been done.
Sunday, January 20, 2013 2:49 pm
The city’s Neighborhood Services Department is partnering with the Arizona Foreclosure Prevention Task Force to host a free foreclosure informational event from 3 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 23 at the South Mountain Community Center, Century Room, 212 E. Alta Vista Road.
Saturday, January 5, 2013 6:05 pm
Whose job is it to take care of the people who take care of others? Think about the pre-flight instructions from a flight attendant: “If you are traveling with a child or someone who requires assistance, secure your mask first, and then assist the other person.” You have to take care of yourself first.
Saturday, November 10, 2012 10:49 am
Desert Vista High School graduate Ben Kesler has been working towards something his parents have urged him to do for as long as he can remember: curing cancer.
Saturday, September 22, 2012 3:00 pm
No business owner wants to hear that a government agency is coming to inspect their workplace — whether it’s the USDA, the EPA or the IRS. But if there was a government agency that could help save money, improve productivity and increase employee morale — free of charge — businesses just might be interested.
Saturday, July 14, 2012 7:49 am
OK, you caught me, I was inspired to write this article on one of my less-than-stellar nights of sleep, and rose at the wee hour of 7 a.m. (give me a break, it was a Saturday), to make some notes. But I am not alone, research shows that 70 to 100 million American adults are struggling with some form of sleep disturbance. The highest ranges are for college students and adults 40 to 59 years old.
Wednesday, February 29, 2012 7:00 pm
Tide Dry Cleaners, an eco-friendly dry cleaning service, opened it doors to the Ahwatukee community on Feb. 21.
Sunday, January 29, 2012 8:01 pm
(AP) - The Arizona Senate has approved legislation restricting
minors' use of cell phones while driving.
Friday, January 27, 2012 12:21 am
Thursday, January 26, 2012 7:00 pm
As the 2012 state Legislative gets under way, AAA hopes that
legislators will take an important step in protecting Arizona
children. HB 2154 aims to do just that, providing a long overdue
update to Arizona's outdated child passenger law.
Sunday, October 16, 2011 8:00 am
When Leah Hoskins decided to start a nonprofit to give families
affected by cancer free professional photos, she never imagined it
would grow at the rate that it has.
Wednesday, September 14, 2011 1:00 pm
It is sad when articles ("AF company strives to make carpet
truly safe," AFN, Aug. 31) that are nothing more than commercials
or advertisements for new companies trying to survive in the
Ahwatukee Foothills, or elsewhere for that matter, gets put up on
the web as expert information. Unfortunately, a lot of nonsensical
information that the "chemicals" used by the average carpet
cleaners are bad for you is out there, in much the same way that
the term steam cleaning is used, when in fact, no one uses steam to
clean carpets (true steam would melt nylon and olefin carpets). The
actual industry terminology is hot water extraction, the term steam
cleaning is an advertising gimmick.
Saturday, September 3, 2011 11:00 am
Federal authorities say Union Pacific retaliated against three
employees who raised safety concerns, so the railroad should pay
$615,215 in fines and compensation.
Saturday, August 13, 2011 2:00 pm
Pamela Bridge has been named the Sharon Fullmer Legal Aid
Attorney of the Year by the State Bar of Arizona.