Women are different from men. Physiologically speaking, hormonal differences begin at conception; sex hormones influence physiologic development through all ages from infancy, puberty, the reproductive years, and continuing for longevity. A man and a woman can both become body builders, but the differences in each one’s musculature, skeletal physiology or neurologic physiology will remain different. The list of physiologic differences can go on, but one of the most interesting new bits of knowledge is the greater understanding that even cardiovascular (having to do with the heart and blood vessels) physiology is different between the male and the female of our species.
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.
District 18 Republican state senate candidates Jeff Dial and Tom Morrissey discussed Common Core standards, Medicaid, job growth and legislative pay increase during a forum hosted by the East Valley Tribune on July 11.
The sun has just set. From where I sit, up on a ridge, I hear music from two simultaneous song sessions filling the Valley below. When campfires turn to embers, youngsters will peel themselves away from the festivities and make their drowsy way to their bunks. Their dreams will no doubt be filled with obstacle courses and tie-dye, hikes and ropes courses. Another day at summer camp is done.
The head of the organization offering to fund a study on medical marijuana at the University of Arizona said he will pull the cash unless the school restores fired doctor and researcher Sue Sisley to the staff and the project.
The Reed football program in Sparks, Nev., has made the big-school state title game twice in the last three years and received the honor of being invited to the Sollenberger Classic to open the season in the annual football showcase featuring top programs from Arizona and Nevada.
Eli, a gorgeous 2-year-old, long-haired tuxedo cat is looking for a new home. He is a very calm and quite cat who likes to find a great perch from which he can watch the world go by. His favorite position is to be laying next to you to receive bully rubs and brushing. At the PetSmart cat center, he enjoys the attention of volunteers by sitting with them and occasionally playing with toys. When in the mood, he plays like a kitten. He is good with other quiet cats and maybe dogs.
In response to growing concerns about concussions and head injuries in youth sports, Arizona Pop Warner Football and Cheer and Mayo Clinic announced a collaboration that will provide medical research about the effects of sport-related injuries.
Cactus Cats rescue of Ahwatukee will be at the local Petco, 5011 E. Ray Road, this Saturday, July 19, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. with kittens available for adoption. The rescue also features cats and kittens in the Petco store cages during the week and on petfinder.com/cactuscatsrescue. All Cactus Cats rescues are tested, fixed and have all their shots.
Arizona schools chief John Huppenthal sparred with his Republican primary challenger, Diane Douglas, Tuesday evening in a debate that focused on the state's new Common Core school standards but also touched on anonymous blog posts Huppenthal made that forced him to apologize.
Fourth- through eighth-grade students at St. John Bosco Catholic School scored exceptionally well this spring in the subjects of math, reading and language on the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) test.
The Obama administration is implementing tighter security measures at foreign airports that have direct flights to the U.S. out of concern that al-Qaida is trying to develop a new and improved bomb that could go undetected through airport security.
Authorities said on Wednesday that even if the air conditioning was working in a room at a Gilbert boarding facility where nearly two dozen dogs died last month, the air flow may not have been enough to keep the dogs alive.
Hidey is a very beautiful 8-year-old snowshoe Siamese cat with a shy but very loving demeanor. She was given her name by her previous owner because when he first took her home, she liked to hide. Unfortunately her owner passed away last year. She will require a calm home where she can socialize, given plenty of tender, loving care and slowly introduced to her new surroundings. She is good with other cats and maybe dogs.
In the beginning there was dirt — and roads that were mere afterthoughts of other East Valley cities. For the most part, they didn’t lead to much of anywhere, as they dustily meandered west toward South Mountain.
The Ahwatukee Foothills News hosts a forum with the 9th Congressional District US House of Representatives candidate Andrew Walter.For more from this forum, see our playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8ZTVzyUoWKlnx1J8_dcjjX94IwjMgeS5[Video: Vincent Cota/Ahwatukee Foothills News]