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You’ve downsized to an apartment, the kids are long gone, and you’re no longer eligible for some of the deductions and exemptions that had helped you lower your tax bill.
The heroin and prescription opiate derivative drug epidemic in America is one of the hottest media topics in the nation. Arizona is right in the middle of it. Something has to be done ... now.
During the last 50 years, the average person’s health has been significantly challenged and weakened due to unhealthy food choices, poor food quality, depleted soils, antibiotics, GMOs, NSAIDs, and altered gut bacteria. Many are completely unaware that leaky gut is the root cause of their health problems.
Good news for people with Medicare in 2015: Part B costs will remain the same as in 2014.
The holiday season is upon us, which can result in additional stress and anxiety due to time crunches, obligations, and demanding schedules. Minimizing stress, getting plenty of sleep, daily movement and sunshine, foregoing demanding obligations, and healthy eating is especially important since colds, flu and even depression tend to be more prevalent this time of year.
If it’s not solid, it’s not Viagra, Pfizer says. The pill, that is.
Kyrene’s Kids Club teamed up with Arizona State University’s neuroscience program to offer a brain fair Wednesday afternoon for students at Kyrene Monte Vista Elementary.
(In response to Don Crook’s letter to the editor, “We need colloidal silver generator manufacturers for Ebola,” AFN, Nov. 14). A statement on a Mayo Clinic web page advises as follows: Colloidal silver isn’t considered safe or effective for any of the health claims the manufacturers make. Silver has no known purpose in the body, nor is it a essential mineral. Colloidal silver products are marketed as dietary supplements.
You may not realize it, but there are actually two ways to receive your Medicare benefits.
Two dozen doctors in Arizona are responsible for making medical marijuana available to more than 34,000 patients according to a new report, with several writing recommendations at the rate of one an hour for every business hour of the day.
Medicare’s annual open enrollment season is underway, and I want to encourage everyone with Medicare to review their current health and prescription drug coverage.
Prosecutors in three Arizona counties are using new figures on where teens now get their marijuana to lobby against making the drug legal for all adults. But the data may not be as clear-cut as it seems.
A medical marijuana card is not a get-out-of-jail-free card for motorists found with active components of the drug in their system, no matter how little, the state Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday.
When Ahwatukee Foothills resident Tim Vitullo was completing his chemistry degree in 1995 and had the opportunity to learn from a compounding pharmacist who was creating his own combination of medications to give patients better treatment, it was a lesson he never forgot.
Estrogen dominance and estrogen dominant cancers such as breast and prostate cancer are fueled by estrogen overload. Although there are numerous reasons why women predominantly experience estrogen dominance (use of birth control, menopause and pregnancy), millions of men, children and teenagers are increasingly affected by estrogen dominance due to their diet, lifestyle choices and the environment.
Gov. Jan Brewer says terminally ill patients should have the right to use drugs which have not yet been approved — and may never be approved — by federal agencies.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) rates the relative quality of the private plans that are offered to Medicare beneficiaries through the Medicare Advantage program. CMS rates Medicare Advantage plans on a one- to five-star scale, the highest quality being five stars. This star rating provides an overall measure of the plan’s quality and is an indication of the quality of care, access to care, responsiveness, and beneficiary satisfaction provided by the Medicare Advantage plan. This means that the higher the star rating a plan receives, the more likely you are to receive the care you need, when and where you need it - and most of all, you are more likely to be satisfied with your plan.
If you have Medicare coverage, you are probably familiar with a time of year known as the Annual Enrollment Period. This is a timeframe, typically from mid-October to early December, when people who are eligible for Medicare can enroll in, disenroll from or change their Medicare Advantage plan for the upcoming year.
The Phoenix Police Department will be hosting a drug take-back event on Saturday, Sept. 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Target parking lot at 48th Street and Ray Road. Any old, unneeded prescription drugs will be accepted. Disposal is anonymous.
Any age. Any gender. Any race. That’s the hard truth about substance use, which can target a 12 year old or a retiree struggling with aging.
More than 13,000 Arizona women terminated their pregnancies last year by abortion, a slight increase from the year before.
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.
Having access to affordable health care is critical for many seniors. That’s why it’s important that those approaching age 65, or already 65 or older understand the four parts of the Medicare health insurance program.
Every single day we’re exposed to chemicals and toxins through the food we eat, the air we breathe, and the water we drink and in which we bathe. Over time, these toxins accumulate in our bodies.
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.