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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.
What exactly is an “inadequate” health insurance policy? It turns out that the answer to a seemingly innocuous question is key to our health care future, to what happens when Obamacare goes down.
Advocates for Comprehensive Immigration Reform (English translation: amnesty) like to point out that immigrants in the past have flocked to America and made important contributions to our nation. That’s true, but the America of 1913 was different from 2013 in ways that greatly affect the probability that immigrants will become contributing citizens.
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.
Thousands of doctors who’ve been practicing in Arizona need to have their licenses reviewed by the state.
Tom Patterson shamefully degrades our elected President in his extreme right wing “Tea Party” fashion. His articles are so far to the right they are offensive to those of us whom respect President Obama, as he was elected President by “We the people.” God bless America.
In Arizona, Jan. 1, 2014 marks a historic moment in health care choice. Obamacare, which takes effect then, includes a little noticed provision whose long-term impact is likely to be vast.
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.
Barack Obama said this summer that he would be “happy to hear” any health care ideas that rivaled his beleaguered Obamacare, “but I haven’t heard any so far.”
In life, when situations become difficult and unbearable to handle, it seems that a family’s love is a way to keep all the pieces together.
Dr. Steven Hansen, DVM, will join the Arizona Humane Society (AHS) as chief executive officer (CEO) on Oct. 21 and will bring nearly 30 years of animal-welfare passion and renowned professional experience to the state’s nonprofit.
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.
Many people characterize the month of September as the beginning of the fall season, yet it’s also recognized as National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month.
Face it — sometimes aging just stinks! You are tired, feel worn down, your muscles hurt, you feel crabby, have a hard time sleeping and your libido is in the tank. All of these symptoms are part of aging, an inevitable, natural process that involves many different systems in the human body. These include the endocrine, gastrointestinal, immune, musculoskeletal and cardiovascular systems. The diseases that are so often tied to aging usually affect one or all of these systems. Menopause, hypothyroidism, low testosterone, autoimmune diseases, heart disease and arthritis all are examples of age-related conditions.
The noises that your loved ones make while they are sleeping may be telling you a story. Snoring and grinding of teeth are two very common sounds heard by spouses, parents, and loved ones. The National Sleep Foundation (NSL) states that snoring affects 37 million Americans on a regular basis, and multiple studies have found that 17 percent of children snore. According to a 2005 study by researchers at Children’s Hospital in Boston, more than one-third of parents reported they hear their children grind their teeth at night. The NSL reports that 8 percent of adults are heard grinding their teeth at night.
The Arizona Animal Welfare League (AAWL) and Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) is making its most popular education program available to teens in the East Valley with a fall session, Camp Vet Basic, a week-long, full-day camp for 12 to 17 years olds. This hand-on career discovery program introduces campers to a wide variety of animals and the care they require, while learning what it takes to become a veterinarian. The camp is offered at the Arizona Agribusiness and Equine Center Red Mountain campus, 2165 N. Power Road., Mesa, Oct. 7-11. The cost is $245 for current AAEC students and AAWL Teen Tracks members, and $275 for non members. Register for the camp online at https://aawl.org/ssl.events/camp-vet-aaec-0.
President Obama’s decision to defer to Congress the decision about whether to slap around Syria was a pure political masterstroke.
In the 2012 presidential campaign, President Obama claimed Detroit as evidence of his successful policies: “We refused to let Detroit go bankrupt. We bet on American workers and American ingenuity and, three years later, that is paying off in a big way.”
Consider the following very typical scenario: You are one of the growing numbers of individuals who takes an aspirin every day because of its cardio protective properties on the advice of a health care provider. Then, one day you sprain your ankle and you consider taking a couple of over-the-counter ibuprofen two or three times a day for a few days for its anti-inflammatory effects. Seems harmless enough, but is it? Is it advisable to be taking aspirin and ibuprofen simultaneously?
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.
The chance to put her professional training toward a good cause was too tempting to pass up for Dr. Jazmin Torres, a chiropractor at Mountainside Wellness Center in Ahwatukee Foothills.
Jasmin Schmitz, a senior at Mountain Pointe High School, was nominated to attend the National Youth Leadership Forum on Medicine (NYLF) at UCLA in Los Angeles last month. Schmitz has always been a very inquisitive student with great interest in the field of science and medicine and was truly excited about the nomination to participate in this selective 10-day program.
New research suggests giving patients easier-to-take medicine and no-copay medical visits can help drive down high blood pressure, a major contributor to poor health and untimely deaths nationwide.
What if you learned the United States government was keeping a record of your health history in a huge data base without your knowledge or consent? Such is the case with the Affordable Health Care for America Act (Obamacare.)
Medicare covers a variety of heath care services that you can receive in the comfort and privacy of your home. These include intermittent skilled nursing care, physical therapy, speech-language pathology services, and occupational therapy.