My youngest son started middle school this year. On the first day of classes, climbing on the bus with all his No. 2 pencils and three-ring binders, he also carried with them enough anxiety to fill a mama’s boy’s backpack. It wasn’t just the reality of a new school that put them on edge; it was middle school, and that is scary enough all on its own.
In Joseph Conrad’s “Heart of Darkness,” the narrator speaks of his instability caused by the fever dream of the jungle this way: “(It) was the playful paw-strokes of the wilderness, the preliminary trifling before the more serious onslaught which came in due course.”
Testosterone is a hormone that does much more than fuel your libido. Testosterone is critical for energy, mental clarity, a strong functioning heart, insulin sensitivity, protein synthesis, building strong bones and muscles, and keeping your brain operating at peak performance. Men produce approximately 10 times more testosterone than women. Testosterone provides powerful anti-aging effects for both men and women. It works with estrogen to keep skin supple, increase bone mineral density, boost mood and ability to handle stress.
With temperatures on the rise, it’s crucial to stay hydrated and replenish your electrolytes. Whether you exercise intensely or your child participates in an outdoor sport or you’re a construction worker with a physically demanding job, you’re at risk of dehydration and electrolyte depletion.
The American Academy of Sleep Medicine states that 40 percent of adult men and 24 percent of adult woman are habitual snorers. This common phenomenon can be very disruptive to family members’ sleep and can often cause loved ones to sleep in a separate room. What many people may not know is that snoring may be a risk factor for heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and many other health problems.
WASHINGTON — When World War I began in 1914, President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed U.S. neutrality. Then in 1917, he sent U.S. troops to Europe. After the war, he worked to create a lasting peace, and in 1919, he won the Nobel Peace Prize.
The Ahwatukee Community Swim and Tennis Center swim team program (33 years and running) is one of the most successful summer programs in the Valley. The summer recreational swim team is for 6-12 year olds, and a new program for 13-18 year olds. The goal for all Tidal Wave swimmers is to become proficient in all four strokes and learn sound workout habits. Pre-season Saturday practices began May 3. The regular season is June 2–July 25.
Alliance Bank of Arizona employees took part in the American Heart Association’s Heart Walk on March 29. Team members raised close to $4,000, surpassing team goals. The American Heart Association also exceeded its financial goal of $1.2 million by over $20,000. All proceeds go to help prevent, treat and defeat heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases that are the nation’s No. 1 and No. 4 killers.
KK Limbhasut of Loma Linda, Calif., birdied No. 18 to capture the title at the Winn Grips Heather Farr Classic hosted by Longbow Golf Club with an 8-under-par 205, while Stephanie Lau of Fullerton, Calif., carded a 7-under-par 206 to win the Girls Division by one stroke.
Being a work day and living in Ahwatukee Foothills I didn’t have time to make it to City Square Church in downtown Phoenix, so I attended the nearby Mountain View Lutheran Church Good Friday service during lunch. Half way through the meditation sermons all seemed ordinary until Senior Pastor Glenn Zorb exhibited stroke like symptoms. From that point on the service was anything but normal for me, it became impactful!
When Mary's elderly mother, Lucy, had to leave the town she had spent her life in, and the home she loved, she was devastated. Mary had asked her mother, who was growing frail, with fading memory, to come live with her.
You would think that a former state senator would understand that you have to cobble together a majority if you want to change things. Tom Patterson (Feb. 25 guest commentary, “GOP ineptitude is exhausting its base”) apparently didn’t get the memo.
La Estancia Nursing and Rehab is pleased to offer a preventive health event. Life Line Screening, a leading provider of community-based preventive health screenings, will host their non-invasive and painless health screenings on Friday, March 7.
The Thunder look to return to their winning ways behind a talented junior class and a group of committed seniors in 2014.Produced by David JolkovskiNarration by Jason P. SkodaInterviews (in order of appearance):Cade van RaaphorstTJ RobertsAlex FarinaDrew McIntyreCoach Dan HindsAdrian PerezAndrew MacnairSaxon McDonald